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Panthenol Plus (ideal for skin's irritation and redness), Red Water (natural skin care), DuSavon Terra (accessories), M-Free (natural insect repellents)
D-Panthenol helps to heal damaged skin. It has moisture-binding properties and is also effective against sunburn.
What is Panthenol?
Panthenol is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), and is thus a provitamin of B5. In organisms it is quickly oxidised to pantothenate. Panthenol is a highly viscous transparent liquid at room temperature, but salts of pantothenic acid (for example sodium pantothenate) are powders (typically white). It is soluble in water, alcohol and propylene glycol, soluble in ether and chloroform, and slightly soluble in glycerin.
Panthenol comes in two enantiomers, D and L. Only D-panthenol (dexpanthenol) is biologically active, however both forms have moisturizing properties. For cosmetic use, panthenol comes either in D form, or as a racemic mixture of D and L (DL-panthenol).
Panthenol's expanded chemical formula is: HO-CH2-C(CH3)2-CH(OH)-CONH-CH2CH2CH2-OH.
In cosmetics, panthenol is a humectant, emollient and moisturiser. It binds to the hair shaft readily and is a frequent component of shampoos and hair conditioners (in concentrations of 0.1-1%). It coats the hair and seals its surface, lubricating the hair shaft and making strands appear shiny. It is also recommended by many tattoo artists as a moisturising cream for new tattoos.
In ointments, panthenol has good skin penetration. It is sometimes mixed with allantoin, in concentrations of up to 2-5%, and is used for treatment of sunburns, mild burns and minor skin disorders. It improves hydration, reduces itching and inflammation of the skin and accelerates and improves healing of epidermal wounds.
If ingested, panthenol is metabolised to pantothenic acid.
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The Red Water products are perfectly compatible with the physiology of the skin. The first priority of the scientific group creating the formulas was the efficiency of products, with respect to the nature of the skin. The Red Water range is a creation of scientific and aesthetic integrity, and is made from environmentally-friendly ingredients.
Considering You And The Environment
- Silicon free
- Parabens free
- Propylene glycol free
- No genetically mutated substances
- No petroleum derivatives and by-products
- Allergen-free fragrances
- Not tested on animals