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About Bepanthen globally

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, stretch marks, wound-healing, scar treatments, eczema, sun protection and more.

*Note Bepanthen stretch marks, eczema and sun protection range are currently non-marketed in Australia.

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 Healing 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

Over the years, our scientists have harnessed the 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.

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At a cellular level, pro-vitamin B5 is rapidly turned into pantothenic acid, a constituent of coenzyme A. Coenzyme A plays an important role in the cell repair process, promoting regeneration in the skin epithelium.

Some ways in which Pro-vitamin B5 can help including the following:

  • Promotes cell division and cell migration
  • Supports the production of lipids in the skin
  • Accelerates tissue growth
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Improves skin hydration

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

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The Bepanthen range in Australia

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.