Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenate, or pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is required by your body to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It is an essential nutrient, and is found in almost all foods. However, when a vitamin is ingested it may function elsewhere in the body, and not specifically the skin—and if mistreated, the skin may suffer. A precursor of vitamin B5 ("pro-vitamin B5") is sometimes found in commercial skincare products, known as panthenol or dexpanthenol. It is rapidly converted by the skin into pantothenic acid.
Interested in trying Vitamin B5 for your skin? consider our very popular BCP Custom Moisturiser: an easy 4-step approach to personalised skincare.
You can order online today, or If you would like help selecting which vitamins and oils you need in your skincare you can book a FREE UV skin analysis you can do this in-store or online via zoom with our skin consultant Melanie. or contact us to discuss your skin type and skin concerns.
Border Compounding Pharmacy products are unique, because they are formulated by pharmacists.
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