There’s 2 major skin benefits of vitamin B5 that everyone should know. Most importantly, there’s quite a few skincare products on the market that harness its great abilities, so here’s the low-down as to why you should use vitamin B5 in your skin routine.
Vitamin B5 helps your skin heal
The skin benefits of vitamin B5 are extensive, but one of the greatest is that it has healing properties–and there’s a ton of studies on how it actually speeds up wound healing in surgical patients. It’s great at enhancing the repair of the skin barrier, while reducing inflammation. When it comes to your face, open and swollen acne-spots can be the bane of our existence. They’re harder to conceal and they’re more likely fill back up with more gunk before they heal. Applying a vitamin B5-based product can help close it up quicker and more efficiently.
While we don’t have too much experience in the acne scar department, vitamin B5 can also promote healing of new and old scars—totally worth a try if you’re at your wit’s end with your current scarring routine.
Vitamin B5 is great for dry skin
Vitamin B5 is a humectant, which is a fantastic type of molecule that’s great at retaining moisture. It works in two ways: attracts moisture to the surface of your skin and retains moisture in the deepest layers of your skin. It’s a seriously powerful water-binding molecule that should be included in your routine if you have dry or dehydrated skin.
Fave products that include vitamin B5
The one we tend to speak about often is the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($65CAD). It replenishes your skin post-acids with its cooling gel formula, which is infused with the skin-strengthening vitamin B5. (BTW, B5 works even better with vitamin C, so pair it with the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($100CAD))
Another fantastic option is the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel ($86CAD). Again, jam-packed with vitamin B5 but also has hyaluronic acid to bind moisture to your skin. This formula is clear and a little more liquid than the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra gel.
The newest addition to our vitamin B5 family, is the La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum ($49CAD), which works just as efficiently as our other two faves, but for a more affordable price. You can’t go wrong with any of these!
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FTC: these products were sent for consideration; all opinions are our own!