Change my view - Panthenol provides no special benefits in hair or skin care products
We had an interesting discussion with the Hyaluronic acid vs Glycerin topic that I thought I’d post another.
Panthenol. You see it in lots of hair care products (most famously Pantene) but I also see people putting it in DIY formulas and skin care products. I’ve never seen any good evidence that it does anything special.
In hair care, any effect it might have can be gotten better and for less money by using a cationic surfactant or silicone. In skin care, I’m not even sure what it’s supposed to do, moisturizing? This could easily be gotten in better ways.
So, what do you think? What’s the best evidence that Panthenol provides a unique benefit to any cosmetic formula?