Vitamin B5

Pantothenic acid: from the Greek pantothen meaning “from everywhere”. A water-soluble vitamin essential to life that is needed to form coenzyme A. It is critical in food metabolism, and hormone and cholesterol synthesis. Found in many hair products as an antistatic and conditioning agent, to protect and repair damage (panthenol). Also used in skincare where it is said to aid tissue repair and inhibit inflammation.

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