Skin School: Pro-Vitamin B5

Meet Pro-Vitamin B5: the skin hydration saviour and an essential member of your skincare routine. Ideal for a variety of skin types and conditions, this versatile vitamin offers a plethora of topical benefits that can help to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated, healthy and radiant.

The ultra-moisturising nutrient Pro-Vitamin B5, also known as Panthenol, helps to restore hydration levels and create a protective barrier on the skin. It repairs any damage caused by environmental stressors, improves your complexion and gives you back that luminous glow!

What is Pro-Vitamin B5?

Pro-Vitamin B5 or Pathenol is an easily absorbed, water-soluble vitamin that is found in many food sources and occurs naturally in human skin cells. It’s an essential component of the cell membrane and works to keep the skin healthy and hydrated by forming a protective barrier, where it is then converted by the body into Pantothenic acid.  

It is a breath of fresh air when it comes to topical skincare - it’s incredibly gentle, suitable for all skin types, and is super effective at hydrating the skin. It can help to replenish lost moisture, reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and provide long-lasting hydration which keeps your skin looking dewy and radiant throughout the day.

How does Pro-Vitamin B5 work?

When applied topically, Pro-Vitamin B5 penetrates deep into the skin’s upper layers, where it is known to be well-absorbed. Here, it gets converted into Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid), and from there, into a key molecule called Acetyl Coenzyme-A (Acetyl CoA) – an essential component of many biochemical reactions within the body such as fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Ultimately, this conversion process helps to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and promotes healthy skin function. 

This is why Pro-Vitamin B5 is often referred to as ‘skin nourishing’ – as it helps to contain vital nutrients within the skin, in turn helping to protect and restore moisture levels. It also serves as an effective humectant, which means that it helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin. 

Where to try it:

Pro-Vitamin B5 is a key ingredient in our signature JSH-V7™ Complex, which is like an 'elixir of youth' that we have infused into our Balancing Vitamin Cleanser, Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum and Probiotic Vitamin Moisturiser to support optimal skin health.

Pro-Vitamin B5 works in perfect synergy with other key nutrients and botanicals used in our special complex. These include Vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports collagen production, plus brightens and evens out the skin tone; Marine Polyphenols (from Kelp) for age-defying benefits in inhibiting key enzymes responsible for skin damage; along with natural actives Calendula, Grape Seed Oil and Frankincense Extract, which provide anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties.

Together, these powerful ingredients help to deeply soothe and nourish the skin from the inside out, providing you with long-lasting moisture and a radiant complexion.

How can Pro-Vitamin B5 benefit my skin?

  1. Hydrates + Protects: Pro-Vitamin B5 is an amazing hydrator and emollient – it attracts moisture from the environment around you, helping replenish lost moisture in the complexion to keep your skin looking plump and smooth! As a humectant, it binds to and holds water within the skin, creating a protective barrier to help reduce moisture loss while maintaining softness and elasticity.
  2. Repairs Damage + Soothes: The antioxidant properties of Pro-Vitamin B5 help to repair any damage caused by environmental stressors, protecting it from further damage in the future. It’s highly effective at soothing any inflammation or redness plus improves wound healing, ideal for those with sensitive skin types. Pro-Vitamin B5 also encourages healthy cell turnover while providing an antioxidant shield in order to protect against environmental damage that can lead to premature ageing.
  3. Improves Texture: Pro-Vitamin B5 helps to improve the texture of your skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. It has a smoothing effect on the skin which can result in a more even complexion and a youthful glow.

We tested our 4-Step Vitamin Skincare System in an independent in-home user trial on 110 women, and the results confirmed that in just 2 weeks of use, you can expect some amazing benefits. 

  • 94% - Participants experienced skin that felt calm and smoothed. 
  • 90% - Participants experienced skin that feels actively hydrated after use.
  • 88% - Participants experienced increased skin radiance and brightness. 
  • 79% - Participants immediately experienced improved skin texture after application. 

The Bottom Line

Pro-Vitamin B5 is the perfect addition to any skincare routine. It helps to restore moisture levels, protect against environmental stressors and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Plus, it’s easy to incorporate into your daily regime with our 4-Step Vitamin Skincare System. Try it today and experience the hydration-boosting, age-defying benefits this powerhouse vitamin offers your complexion! 

We know you’ll love this skin saviour as much as we do.