This Plant-Derived Ingredient Is Dry Skin Care’s Latest Obsession

Pentavitin skincare benefits

The beauty industry is quite sensitive to consumer demands and needs. This allows brands to constantly innovate their formulations and improve beauty lines to accommodate various skin types and concerns. Skin dryness, a common problem that remains bothersome for many of the population, has experienced increased interest from brands and formulators. This made groundbreaking ingredients like Hyaluronic acid and pentanol a household name for skincare junkies. Another buzzing ingredient that is joining the ranks of a must-have dry skin solution is pentavitin. 

“As an ingredient, pentavitin is plant-derived, thus making its role in skincare completely natural”, explains Dr Guneet Bedi, a dermatologist at the digital health platform Clinikally. It offers natural hydration to the skin when used as part of a skincare routine. Studies have proven that the hydrating effect of pentavitin works even after washing the skin or taking a shower. You read that right! Unlike common moisturisers like Hyaluronic acid, glycerine or creamy ceramides, pentavitin cannot be washed away. This specific promise of long-lasting hydration has catapulted the ingredient to its trendy status. 

Whether you have a dry skin type or your lifestyle and environmental factors make it so, skin dryness can pose challenges that go beyond discomfort. Dry skin is vulnerable because proper hydration is crucial for skin protection and healing. This is why a dry skin care routine should be enriched with targeted ingredients that do not treat dryness as a side character. Remember, dry skin is always in need of a moisture barrier that can trap hydration and keep your skin from getting exposed to the harsh environment.

This is where pentavitin can help! The ingredient has a unique carbohydrate complex similar in composition to the endogenous carbohydrate complex already present in the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisturising Factor). This complex boosts the production of filaggrin, a form of protein that combines structural proteins in the outermost skin cells to form compressed bundles to strengthen the cells to create a strong barrier. The ingredient thus functions by mimicking the skin’s natural ability to lock in moisture. Dr Guneet adds that this is the idea behind including pentavitin in new-age face wash products like Clinikally’s own Foaming Face Wash to create a cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin dry or irritated.

In addition to potent hydration, pentavitin helps reinforce the skin barrier, thus boosting the skin’s natural protection against UVA and UVB rays. It also has an anti-ageing effect on the skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Owning to its natural source, the gentle ingredient is suitable for all skin types, making it an ideal ingredient in cosmeceutical products deemed effective and safe for all skin types. Its composition is free from preservatives, making it completely risk-free.

Hydrating ingredients are in their unique league of skincare additives that only get better when combined with other ingredients. Hyaluronic acid and niacinamide make a sound buddy system with pentavitin. Combined, the formulation has a synergistic effect, thus making it more effective against various concerns, especially sensitivity arising from excessive dryness. You can introduce the ingredient into your routine as a cleanser, moisturiser, toner or even essence. Once sunk into your skin, it can stay deep within the layers of skin. A quick-absorbing action also makes it ideal for people who do not have much time to spend on their daily routine. Talk to your dermatologist to understand the ideal formulation and texture for your unique skin type.

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