Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic Acid, helps break down oil in skin. It reduces the size of pores, eliminates oil and it helps to treat and prevent acne. It also helps soothe skin from burns and other irritation.
B5 is a humectant, it stabilizes the skin’s barrier, preventing water loss and increasing the skin’s hydration. This also keeps elasticity in the skin and keeps skin soft. B5 is also known as an anti-inflammatory aid, which is useful for dry, rough, itchy skin. Treating wounds with Vitamin B5 results in tissue regeneration, allowing skin to heal and recover faster. It can be taken several different ways, including supplements (usually called dexpanthenol), injections, topical creams (usually marketed as Panthoderm) and is found in many foods including meats, milk, fish, yeast and vegetables.
GloTheraeutics has an Advanced B5 Hydration product that naturally provides exceptional hydration and nourishment to the skin with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5, while an ingredient called Cromoist CM Glucan (benefits listed below) protects skin from environmental hazards and oxidative stress in addition to aiding in cell renewal.
Advanced B5 Hydration is a moisturizing product that allows hydration to be restored to the skin’s surface, creating a healthier, plumper appearance. The skin’s ability to create Hyaluronic Acid is stimulated, which stabilizes its moisture content over time. Daily use increases the skin’s resistance to UV radiation and other environmental factors, and skin’s cell renewal is accelerated creating a restored, fresh look.
The key ingredients are:
Hyaluronic Acid, which attracts and maintains hydration to hold 1,000 times its weight in water, and prevents water loss. It helps regenerate skin’s own natural collagen and is a major component in tissue repair.
Vitamin B, which as mentioned above, improves skin’s ability to take in oxygen and keep production of oil at appropriate levels.
Cromoist CM Glucan increases skin’s resistance to environmental stress and accelerates the re-growth of keranocytes (cells in the outermost layer of the skin) to restore balance to skin.
GloTherapeutics also has a B5 Hydration product (one of their best sellers!) that is designed to restore skin’s suppleness through a balance of nourishment and hydration. This is a light hydrating gel with high levels of humectants, which balance moisture content and prevent water loss.
The key ingredients include:
L-Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hylauronate) delivers and maintains water hydration to protect against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors.
D-Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5) increases the skin’s hyaluronic acid content and assists in stabilizing the moisture content of the skin.
Saccharide Isomerate is an effective moisturizer containing natural carbohydrates that leads to long-lasting moisturization.
GloTherapeutics also offers a Skin Revitalizing Starter Kit that contains their 15% Vitamin C and the B5 Hydration products.