Babyface’s B5 Serum is perfect for reactive skin, and those prone to acne. Vitamin B5 sits in a silky base of hyaluronic acid, without any other fillers. It dries clean feeling, without any sticky residue or pore clogging ingredients. It reduces oil production, which can result in less breakouts, while adding essential moisture back into the skin.
How this Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) serum works to fight acne:
Vitamin B5 creates high amounts of Coenzyme-A, which metabolises fats like those from overproduction of oil – which get deposited in your sebaceous (oil) glands and sebum (the stuff that clogs pores). The p.acne bacteria feeds off of this sebum, and creates acne. With all of this extra Coenzyme-A, these fats can be broken down and the results would then be non-oily skin. Since you have a minimal amount of oil on your skin, no acne is produced. Compared to the prescription acne medicine Accutane – which also minimizes oil production but it does so by shrinking your oil glands – B5 is a much healthier, natural option. The B5 serum doesn’t need to shrink your oil glands, because it causes there to not be oil there in the first place.
An extra bonus from a B5 serum is that by reducing the pore-clogging gunk, the pores will naturally start to tighten up on their own, resulting in smaller pores. This results in making the skin’s surface look smoother.
Note: Some might experience an initial increase of acne at first, as the pores start to clear out of the sebum that is backed up in the pores. It is important to note that this is not new acne, but rather acne that was already there, festering, and is now being forced out early. Please know that this is only temporary, and once it’s clear, you can start to enjoy a new complexion! Also, taking a “B5 Complex” daily vitamin can also help boost results, as it works from the inside-out.