Dl-Panthenol (Provitamin B5) Powder
Dl-Panthenol (Provitamin B5) Powder

Dl-Panthenol (Provitamin B5) Powder

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CAS: 16485-10-2

INCI: DL-panthenol

Chemical Structure:

  • Provitamin B5 is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid, a B-vitamin.
  • The chemical name for provitamin B5 is 2,4-dihydroxy-N-(3-hydroxypropyl)-3,3-dimethylbutanamide.

Physical Form:

  • Provitamin B5 powder is typically a white, crystalline powder.


  • D-Panthenol is water-soluble, allowing for easy incorporation into water-based formulations.

Function and Uses:

  1. Skincare Products: Provitamin B5 is well-known for its moisturizing properties. It is commonly used in creams, lotions, and serums to hydrate and soothe the skin.
  2. Hair Care Products: In hair care formulations, provitamin B5 is used to improve the texture and manageability of the hair. It is often found in shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks.

Common Applications:

  • Provitamin B5 powder is used in the formulation of various personal care products, including skincare, hair care, and cosmetic products.


  1. Hydration: Provitamin B5 is a potent humectant, attracting and retaining moisture, which helps keep the skin and hair hydrated.
  2. Skin Soothing: It has anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for soothing and calming irritated or sensitive skin.
  3. Hair Health: Provitamin B5 improves the texture and shine of the hair, contributing to overall hair health.


  • Provitamin B5 is generally well-tolerated, and adverse reactions are rare. However, individuals with known sensitivities should perform patch tests before using new products.

Regulatory Status:

  • Provitamin B5 is widely accepted and considered safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products when formulated according to regulatory guidelines.

Certificate of Analysis - Material Safety Data Sheet

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