Panthenol Skin Benefits

Happy Cappy and Panthenol (Provitamin B5) for it’s skin benefits

Also known as provitamin B5, the ingredient Panthenol is valued in skin and hair care applications for its moisturizing properties. It helps soothe irritated and sensitive skin. When applied to the hair it can improve the resistance of hair to mechanical stress [1].

Published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, a 40-person study was conducted with half the group getting a moisturizer with panthenol and half getting the same moisturizer without panthenol. The study lasted 48 hours. The group with provitamin B5 showed hydration of the skin increased, and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) decreased [2].

Quick Explainer: What is TEWL? It is the amount of evaporation of water through the skin. You get more TEWL in low humidity or dry climates and you can get less TEWL by using products called “humectants.” Humectants are ingredients that draw moisture into the skin.

When we reinforce the skin barrier by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) we can improve symptoms of sensitive skin like itching, redness, and dryness [1].

Happy Cappy and Panthenol Shampoo

Panthenol is just one of a wide array of first-class skin hydration-enhancing ingredients (humectants) found in both Happy Cappy cleansers. This is just one of many valuable ingredients used to create a baby eczema shampoo and seborrheic dermatitis shampoo.


  1. Courtesy of DSM.
  2. Pavlačková J, et. al. “In vivo efficacy and properties of semisolid formulations containing panthenol.” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2019 Feb;18(1):346-354. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12527. Epub 2018 Mar 25.
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