DL-Panthenol is used in enantiospecific HPLC separation of pantothenic acid, panthenol and pantolactone enantiomers. It promotes stimulation of epithelization, granulation, mitigation of itching and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It is effective for moisturization, improvement of hair structure and adding luster and sheen to the hair.
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