Vitamins B3, B5

What is it?

Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and Vitamin B5 (panthenol) are water-soluble essential nutrients.

Main Benefits:

Anti-aging, brightening, hydrating, promote hair growth and thickness.

More Information:

Vitamin B group contains multiple vitamins, among which B3 and B5 are most commonly used in skin and hair formulations. Both vitamins are readily available from animal and vegetable food sources, and were shown to be effective in topical applications.  Nicotinamide is particularly known for its role in reducing hyperpigmentation and skin brightening effect. Panthenol is used in skincare for its smoothing and hydrating ability, but even more in hair products supporting hair growth, elasticity and thickness.

Scientific reference

Bissett DL, Oblong JE, Berge CA. Niacinamide: A B vitamin that improves aging facial skin appearance. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 2):860-5

Pavlačková J, Egner P, Sedláček T, Mokrejš P, Sedlaříková J, Polášková J.J . In vivo efficacy and properties of semisolid formulations containing panthenol. Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Feb;18(1):346-354.

Davis MG, Thomas JH, van de Velde S, Boissy Y, Dawson TL Jr, Iveson R, Sutton K.Br A novel cosmetic approach to treat thinning hair. J Dermatol. 2011 Dec;165 Suppl 3:24-30. 

Products featuring this ingredient

  • $34.99

    Brightening and firming with DMAE and CoQ10
    This delicate but highly potent serum is formulated for mature skin to provide essential energy for collagen production with DMAE and CoQ10.
    An added boost of vitamins A, C, B3, B5, and E, and a subtle fresh scent from rose water make this serum everybody’s sought-after favorite for mature skin. 

    Skin type: all types including sensitive

    Concerns:  signs of aging, dullness, fine line/wrinkles, loss of firmness

    Size: 1 OZ




  • Anti-aging cream

    With Vitamins A, B5, C and E
    Time to soak in your vitamins with our rich, silky face cream loaded with skin-essential vitamin goodness: A, B5, C and E. Built on a base of soothing and hydrating Aloe Juice, moisturizing Avocado oil and Allantoin, and smoothing Jojoba and Neem oils for supple skin.

    Skin types: normal, dry, sensitive

    Concerns: fine lines/wrinkles, dryness, uneven texture

    Size: 1 oz



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