Panthenol is a provitamin (precursor of a vitamin). It can be converted to pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) in the body.
This soothing active ingredient is very often used in ointments and salves, as it supports the regeneration of skin cells. It is also used to help heal new tattoos.
Panthenol promotes cell renewal (epithelialization), so it contributes to the regeneration of the skin. It has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect. Furthermore, it binds moisture, thus improving the elasticity of the skin.