Whether you’re looking for that hero ingredient to rehydrate the skin or simply love diving into what the ingredients on the back of your moisturiser mean, you’ve come to the right place to top up your skincare knowledge. This blog uncovers the marvels of vitamin B5 for the skin and guides you on how to incorporate it into your skincare regimen.

Known too as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 is a vital nutrient that bolsters skin wellbeing. You might also see it being called Provitamin B5 which is the alcohol derivative of pantothenic acid. A great ingredient as it’s stable to use and easily absorbed into the skin! It's scientifically proven to enhance hydration, alleviate irritation, and encourage a glowing complexion. At TEMPLESPA, we recognise the strength of Vitamin B5 and have included it across our collection of skincare products, including body lotions, haircare and skincare, brimming with this active ingredient, designed to nurture and revitalise your skin.


Understanding Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5, or Pantothenic Acid, belongs to the B-complex family and is a water-soluble vitamin that is integral to skin health. The vitamin B5 benefits for skin are particularly noteworthy due to its hydrating, calming and helpful support in preventing water loss from the layers of the skin.

As a humectant, vitamin B5 for the skin draws in and retains moisture, making the skin softer and smoother. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin, contributing to a clearer complexion. Vitamin B5 also works perfectly alongside other super nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramides. 

Many people can benefit from the boost of a product with vitamin B5, whether it’s discomfort and irritation you’re experiencing or simply something to boost your hydration levels and reduce dryness. You’ll find across our products with vitamin B5, each are customised to nourish and rejuvenate your skin, imparting it a healthy, radiant glow.

The Skin-Revitalising Benefits of Vitamin B5

With its hydrating and skin barrier maintaining properties, vitamin B5 is naturally a must-have in any skincare routine. Its humectant characteristic attracts moisture, keeping the skin plump and moisturised - a hero for dry or dehydrated skin types.

Additionally, the anti-inflammatory abilities of vitamin B5 soothe irritated or inflamed skin, aiding in reducing redness and supporting the skin overall. This makes it a valuable ingredient for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Vitamin B5, also referred to as panthenol vitamin B5, is instrumental in strengthening the skin barrier, enhancing its moisture-retention abilities and defence against environmental stressors such as water loss and effects from pollution. 

What we also love about vitamin B5 is from its moisturising properties and work strengthening the skin barrier, it also helps reduce the signs of ageing by improving skin elasticity and softness, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles. A win-win!

Incorporating Vitamin B5 into Your Skincare Routine

Here's how you can seamlessly integrate vitamin B5 into your skincare routine:

1.       Hand care. Naturally our hands go through a lot during any day, from eating and working to washing them and odd jobs outside and inside the home. So, we’re constantly keeping them clean which can strip the skin of its natural hydrating oils. 

You’ll spot panthenol vitamin B5 in our ALL IN HAND Cleansing Hand Wash and ALL IS WELL Hydrating Hand Lotion, which are not only aesthically pleasing to keep beside your sink but effortlessly nourish your hands. For targeted hydration we love PALM BALM Nourishing Hand Cream and FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Nail & Cuticle Treatment Serum, both uber rich formulas to banish dryness and help even skin tone and texture.


2.       Body and hair care. We wouldn’t want to miss out on using this brilliant ingredient across our body and hair ranges too! Like our hands, the daily onslaught can take its toll, along with too hot showers that can do more harm than good.

Restoring hydration and support with vitamin B5 is our LA LA LAGOON Aromatic Bath & Shower Gel and PEACE BE STILL Calming Skin Balm which cleanse and lightly moisturise the skin. Your hair can also enjoy the benefits of vitamin B5 in our GOOD HAIR DAY Frequent Use Shampoo to help condition and nurse damaged hair and reduce flyaways. Finishing with our feet is SOLE BALM Nourishing Foot Balm, featuring vitamin B5 to promote soft, smooth and healthy looking skin on the feet.

3.       Skincare. Dry skin rejoice, our vitamin B5 skincare is here to tackle all your worries. The clever ingredient not only locks-in much-needed moisture but helps attract hydration to the skin and using its own natural oils and lipids, it creates a barrier which helps prevent future water loss.

A vitamin B5 serum like our BE STRONG Skin Strengthening Serum will do your skin all the wonders to soothe and hydrate the skin, proving to have brilliant benefits with regular application over time. Moisturisers like our BE STILL Settling Moisturiser and REPOSE Relaxing Night Cream have panthenol vitamin B5 in their ingredient list, but how about something you might not expect to have the hero hydrating ingredient? LOVELY DAY Immediate Response Bronzing Gel adds a beautiful golden bronze hint to your skin, along with our vitamin B5 to promote healthy-looking skin and extra nourishment. 


Keep an eye out for panthenol vitamin B5 in your ingredient list, you know you’ll be in good hydrating hands! Get extra reading to expand your skincare knowledge with our Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin CHow To Layer Your Skincare Products and How To Build Your Skincare Routine.