The gold standard moisturizer for skin and hair care

The moisturizing vitamin ingredient for effective skin and hair care cosmetic applications

The vitamin ingredient Panthenol is valued in skin and hair care applications for its moisturizing properties. It has anti-inflammatory effects and soothes irritated and sensitive skin. For hair care application it is known for its humectant properties and its ability to improve the resistance of hair to mechanical stress.

Product Features

  • Maintains a healthy skin: right balance between the stem cell renewal and the cell differentiation (p63 upregulated)
  • Increases stratum corneum hydration by inducing long-lasting skin moisturization
  • Reinforces the skin barrier by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
  • Panthenol is produced with the highest standards in Dalry, Scotland a world-class DSM-owned facility honored with the CEFIC award for sustainable production processes
  • Panthenol forms show very good compatibility with all groups of cosmetics ingredients


  • Regenerates healthy skin maintaining cell stemness
  • Improvement symptoms of sensitive skin:
    dryness, roughness, redness, pruritus
  • Accelerates wound-healing
  • Moisturizes hair, strengthens damaged hair and reduces split ends
  • Reinforces the nails
  • Improves hydration and maintain skin softness and elasticity
IECSC listed, IECIC listing
Halal certified by HFCE (Halal Food Council of Europe)

Mode of Action

Panthenol is well absorbed into the skin and quickly converted into Pantothenic acid by oxidation. Pantothenic acid is distributed into the cells and is converted to Acetyl Coenzyme-A (Acetyl CoA) in the cells of the epidermis. Human being require Vitamin B5 to synthesize Acetyl CoA which is an essential mediator to many biochemical reactions that sustain life (maintenance and repair of all cells) and which breaks down fats, carbohydrates and proteins for carbon dioxide, water, and energy generation. Furthermore, it synthesis fatty acids and sphingolipids, for stratum corneum lipid layers and cell membrane integrity & fluidity.

Request a Sample

As we only supply to businesses, we can only respond to business email addresses. Therefore, requests from personal email addresses (including, or may not receive a response.

Please specify your job function

I  agree with DSM's User Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that DSM will process my personal data for the purposes described its Privacy Policy.

Stay up to date

Safety Data

Formulations Featured

Related Products

  • STAY-C® 50 STAY-C® 50

    STAY-C® 50

    STAY-C 50 is a powerful anti-oxidant and free radical scavenge. The vitamin active works for a better-looking skin tone and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and acne.



    The natural certified skincare ingredient STIMU-TEX® AS visibly reduces histamine-related symptoms like irritation and itching for a truly soothed and flawless looking skin.



    ALPAFLOR® SCUTELLARIA CB is an organic bioactive fighting urban stress and leaving the skin soothed, radiant and feeling relaxed. This ingredient is ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE organic certified, as well as Fair for Life Fair Trade certified.



    IRICALMIN PF is a biopolymer complex containing wheat germ, yeast extract, sodium hyaluronate, and panthenol. IRICALMIN PF relaxes UV-induced skin irritation, enhances regeneration of protective lipids.