Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid belongs to the group of water-soluble B vitamins. Its name originates from the Greek word ‘pantos’, meaning ‘everywhere’, as it can be found throughout all living cells.
It is known as one of the most popular vitamins used in the cosmetic industry. It is easily incorporated into cosmetic products and is a product that can be used as an ingredient in skin care, hair care and nail care products as a conditioning agent.
In skin care it acts to help restore the skins moisturising properties, in hair care it is used to help soothe split ends and damaged hair and in nail products it is used to help increase the strength and flexibility of the nails.