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About Bepanthen

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.

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

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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, a constituent of coenzyme A. Coenzyme A plays an important role in many cellular processes, promoting regeneration in the skin epithelium. Pro-vitamin B5 also:

  • Promotes cell division and cell migration
  • Supports the production of lipids in the skin
  • Stimulates skin regeneration
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Improves skin hydration

In short, Pro-vitamin B5 gently aids natural skin recovery, while keeping it moisturised.

Always read the label. This medicine may not be right for you. Read the label before purchase. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. If symptoms worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.


L.AU.MKTG.02.2020.04402 Last updated March 2020.