Panthenol, or pro-vitamin B5 is a well-established moisturizer known not only to hydrate the skin, but to have powerful skin soothing, barrier strengthening and wound healing properties. This formula combines 5% Panthenol with Allantoin and NMF components to further increase both the hydrating and the soothing ability of the toner.
Cruelty-free | Vegan | Fragrance & Essential oil free | Gluten-free | Malassezia-safe (contains amino acids but no lipids) | Pregnancy-safe
Who is it for?
how to use it?
After cleansing, apply toner morning and/or evening using a cotton pad or pouring product into hands. Smooth over skin and follow with the rest of your routine.
If you also use a liquid exfoliant (such as Smooth Out, Cheer Up or Calm Down), we recommend to start with the exfoliant and follow with the toner. If you use C-Glow with Liquid Hydration, we recommend to start with C-Glow and follow with Liquid Hydration.
Ingredients & Research
Panthenol (5%) - Pro-vitamin B5 well-known for its hydrating, soothing and barrier strengthening ability. The 5% is a well-proven amount not commonly found in toner type products.
NMF - short for Natural Moisturizing Factors, it denotes components naturally present in the skin helping to keep the epidermis (top layer of the skin) hydrated. Amino acids (in this formula coming from chopped up Rice Protein), Urea, PCA, sodium PCA, Lactic Acid Acid and Diglycerin are all NMFs.
Allantoin -A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities, works in synergy with Panthenol.
full inci list:
Water, Panthenol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Diglycerin, Urea, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sorbitol, Lysine, PCA, Allantoin, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
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