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About Bepanthen

Bepanthen's history

Bepanthen was created and launched in 1944 and has been led by Bayer since 2005.

We began with just three formulas, including our core product, Bepanthen Ointment. Today, we’ve developed a wide range of pioneering skincare. Most of our products are available over the counter at your local pharmacy.

Our key ingredient: pro-vitamin B5

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Over the years, our scientists have harnessed the healing power of dexpanthenol, otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, which we use in all of our products. This substance, nicknamed the ‘skin vitamin’, helps to keep the skin healthy, and is involved in many of the body’s metabolic processes.

At a cellular level, pro-vitamin B5 is rapidly turned into pantothenic acid, which plays a key role in the coenzyme A. This is turn fuels the cell repair process, promoting regeneration in the skin epithelium. Pro-vitamin B5 also:

  • Promotes cell division and cell migration
  • Supports the production of lipids in the skin
  • Accelerates tissue growth
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Heals superficial skin and mucosal injury
  • Increases the moisture retention of the skin

In short, pro-vitamin B5 gently aids natural skin recovery, while keeping it soft, smooth and moisturised.

The Bepanthen range

At Bepanthen we’re committed to developing formulas that are both effective and gentle. That’s why we work closely with dermatologists, whose years of expertise ensure that our products offer what your skin needs. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Bepanthen range has got your needs, and the needs of your family, covered. We’ve developed formulas in the baby care, wound-healing, eczema, scar treatments, and more.