D-Panthenol and Biotin: A Power Packed Duo for Nail Growth (Part 3 of 3)

Think expensive manicures will ensure beautiful, healthy nails? Think again! The truth is that your nails, just like your hair and skin, require the proper nourishment to maintain their strength and luster.  So if you want to make sure that your fabulous mani doesn’t end up ruined because of cracked or chipped nails, start supplementing and/or purchasing beauty products with biotin and panthenol, which are vitamins from the Vitamin B Complex family.


The Stuff Nails are Made of!

Nails are made from keratin so they also thrive on protein just like your hair. Protein nourished nails are longer, stronger, and less likely to break.  The good news is that getting the right nail nourishment is as easy as supplementing or applying a biotin/panthenol packed nail strengthener to your beauty regimen.


Biotin and Panthenol –A Power Packed Duo for Nail Growth

Biotin (vitamin B7) aids in metabolizing fats to create cell energy and more importantly, biotin is greatly needed to produce keratin, which is a major component of your nails.  Keratin gives your nails both structure and strength, which are critical in terms of reducing breakage and chipping.  However, while keratin plays a major role in nail growth, it’s not the only component that is needed to sustain that growth, which is where panthenol comes into play.


Panthenol is a perfect ingredient to use to sustain healthy nails due to its naturally high affinity to keratin.  Because panthenol is a humectant, it attracts moisture to the nail bed, which ensures a balance of keratin (which is hard) and moisture (which is a softener) in your nail bed-think hair! Just like your hair needs both moisture and protein to sustain growth, so does your nails.  Panthenol quickly penetrates the nail bed and makes your nails more flexible and less rigid.  Flexible, less rigid nails translates to longer nails.


So, whether you’re supplementing with biotin or panthenol, eating foods that contain them, or just applying them topically, your nails will certainly benefit and you just might get another added benefit of saving money because your manis will last longer.


Find out more about D Panthenol for Skin and Hair

D-Panthenol: The Natural Skin Beautifier (Part 2 of 3)

Cosmetics companies have been using D-Panthenol for over 60 years to treat dermatological conditions ranging from superficial abrasions to dermatitis, and it is still touted as one the best ingredients for treating skin conditions and maintaining healthy skin.


Let’s face it, we all want beautiful, healthy glowing skin so when we begin to notice the slightest changes in our skin that suggests that there’s a problem, perhaps it’s time to add a Vitamin B5 supplement to our diet; as well as use beauty products that contain D-Panthenol (a pre-vitamin to Vitamin B5). 


Creams, lotions, and salves containing D-Panthenol can possibly reduce the immediate need to see a dermatologist because of its fast acting healing ability.


D-Panthenol rapidly penetrates the skin creating a complex chain of bio-chemical events that begin the process of forming new, beautiful skin. Here’s how it works:


The Bio-Chemical Reaction

D-Panthenol bio-converts to pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) and is widely distributed throughout all cells in the body in the form of co-enzyme-A (CoA).


CoA is essential because it influences the synthesis of fatty acids.  And although we tend to cringe when we think of fat, we need fatty acids because they provide fuel for our cells, which means that they produce energy and promote new cell growth.  We also need fatty acids because they are important components of lipid molecules that are found in our skin, and one of the most important lipids for skin is the lipid bilayer.


The Lipid bilayer surrounds the stratum corneum (the outer layer of skin) and acts as a barrier to separate internal skin cells from the outside environment. Another equally important role of the lipid bilayer is that it increases moisture retention within the skin-this is why D-Panthenol is so effective at treating skin disorders.


D-Panthenol is a natural humectant so it pulls in water from the atmosphere, and in addition, it promotes moisture retention.  Therefore,  it’s doing both, attracting more water to the skin while simultaneously locking in that moisture.


This one little powerhouse of a vitamin applied topically, might just be the “holy grail” for many troublesome skin maladies.  I’ve listed a few of the benefits that “water-in-oil” emulsion based beauty products containing D-Panthenol will help to correct.


The Beautiful Skin Benefits of D-Panthenol

  • Minimizes aging of the skin.  Again, retaining that moisture beneath the skin helps to smooth out the outer layer of skin and decrease those those annoying fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Relieves itching in mild cases of the following conditions: eczema, infant diaper rash, poison ivy/oak, and insect bites/stings.
  • Reduces scarring
  • Reduces rough skin and inflammation caused by  sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS).
  •  Treats lesions in the mucous membrane.


Need I say more? The next time your skin is looking “blah” or you develop a rash from using harsh SLS based products, reach for the natural beauty products containing D-Panthenol to get beautiful, quick relief.


Learn more about how D-Panthenol helps your hair and nails.