INCI Name: Panthenol, Aqua
Background Information: Vitamin B5 as it is known is 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.
Appearance: Colourless to slightly yellow coloured to mobile liquid
Activity: 100% of the biologically active 'D' isomer. Panthenol is also available as a DL Panthenol which is a mixture of two different isomers of this vitamin. The body is only able to metabolise the D isomer making the blended version only 50% biologically active. The DL panthenol is sold as a powder.
Solubility: Water soluble
Stability: Heat and light stable but do avoid extreme acid and alkali conditions as this can cause the Vitamin B5 to react.
*Use up to 0.7-2.7% in botanical skincare bases.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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