"I'VE HEARD OF VITAMIN B5 ...BUT WHAT DOES IT DO?"...
Many of us have probably heard of this awesome vitamin at some point, but we may not know what it does for our skin or why. I didn't really either, but I knew that is was beneficial. I recently go the chance to try out a new beauty product that contains Vitamin's B5 & E and Hyaluronic Acid so I wanted to share my thoughts on the product as well!
Vitamin B5- also called Panthenol, is the provitamin of B5 and derived from pantothenic acid. It becomes easily viscous and clear at only room temperature, but it comes in other forms as well such as powders and it IS soluble in water. It will usually come in formulas for beauty products and cosmetics as a 2% composition.
When it comes to beauty care products and cosmetics, Vitamin B5 is a moisturizer and emollient. This means that Panthenol or Vitamin B5 brings out moisture from the atmosphere and bind to the water molecules themselves. For this reason, you will commonly see this vitamin in shampoos and conditioners, moisturizers, and ointments. This vitamin is often combined with others such as Vitamin B, B1-3, B6, B12, and Folic Acid to help aid in effectiveness and create complex formulas for beauty products.
ARE THERE ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF VITAMIN B5 ON THE SKIN?
It is considered LIKELY SAFE when applied directly to the skin, as deemed so by the FDA and can be considered to have a low risk of adverse effects to the skin such as irritation- even on those with sensitive skin! Otherwise, the amount of negative results or adverse side effects is very little if any at all, for most individuals. There are also no specific drug interactions known at this time and there has been research to conclude this. Of course, I would always check with your health care professional before adding Vitamin B5 to your beauty routine- especially if you're taking medications or pregnant, etc. as that is always recommended!
BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW:
OZ NATURALS AMINO HERBAL
4 FL. OZ.
*Pricing at Amazon.com w/Prime shipping!
I really do like Oz Naturals products and now that I've tried out a few, I can see why they pride themselves in making organic, quality, and affordable beauty products! Every product that I've tried is fantastic and I would highly recommend trying any product from the Oz Naturals brand- you will definitely LOVE it! This Hydration Mask was absolutely what I've come to expect with Oz Naturals and I was happy with the results!
It's a clear formula that goes on super easily and spreads like a dream! You don't need near as much as you might thing, so use sparingly! As it's clear and has a high viscosity, it's super easy to dispense more than you need- I did this with the first application :/ I didn't realize how much was being put out by the tube until I had a little too much product!
There is virtually no smell or dyes which means that even though it's a Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 & E Mask, it should be okay for most to use with no adverse reactions. I have super sensitive and fair skin and this mask worked perfectly and I had no allergic reactions or irritation! After about 5 minutes the mask had dried, but I did leave it on an additional 10 minutes as the directions on the tube suggested.
I would say the only drawback- and I say that word with hesitation as it really is something that can easily be worked around, is that it's clear when it goes on and clear still when it dries. Now you might think that's terrific until you actually put it on and/or try to remove the product! It's difficult to see where you are applying or haven't applied in addition to where to remove the product once it's dried.
The way that I solved this little issue, was to choose partial or dim lighting for application and I was able to see reflection of the "shiny" areas on my face where the product had been applied! When removing, I used the same lightening and also how my face felt to determine where the product was on my skin. I used a washcloth to remove as well and the product came off easily within about 2 minutes!
After i removed the mask, I could feel the immediate difference in overall softness and smoothness. I skin just had a much nicer texture and felt better after this mask- it felt like it allowed my skin to "breath" yet left it feeling wonderfully soft and smooth as silk! I was very impressed with the end results! I'd highly recommend this mask to ANYONE who's looking for a great beauty product or mask to add to their beauty routine! This one is definitely at the TOP of my LIST in regards to masks AND one of the BEST beauty products overall that I've tried in the past few months!