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Author Topic: Panthenol: The Truth About This Common Hair and Skin Care Ingredient  (Read 1503 times)

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If you read the label on most any skin or hair care package, you'll find panthenol listed there. The powerful ingredient is celebrated for moisturizing, thickening and boosting hair's body quotient. What's more, panthenol is so famous that Proctor & Gamble even built an entire line of products around it: Pantene Pro-V. But that hasn't stopped this key ingredient from getting a bad rap for being a lab-based ingredient that can harm curly hair. What's the truth?

Panthenol's Basic Chemistry
Panthenol is derived from vitamin B-5 and is what's called a chiral molecule. This means that the molecular structure contains two different sides that are mirror images of each other instead of exact duplicates (kind of like your left and right hands). Panthenol's two sides have different chemical and biological properties that are either magnified or minimized depending on the type of panthenol-containing product chemists plan to make.

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https://www.realhealthmag.com/article/Truth-About-Panthenol-22645-4629

 


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