What is Bepanthen? 


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® Nappy Care Ointment. Today, Bepanthen have established themselves as trusted brands and 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, a chemically more stable version of pro-vitamin B5, which we use in all of our products.

At a cellular level, pro-vitamin B5 is rapidly turned into pantothenic acid, which plays a key role in the coenzyme A. This in turn fuels the cell repair process, promoting regeneration in the skin epithelium.

Pro-vitamin B5 also: 

  • Promotes regeneration of injured human skin 

  • Heals superficial skin and mucosal injury 

  • Supports the production of lipids in the skin 

  • Accelerates tissue growth 

  • Relieves inflammation 

  • increases the moisture retention of the skin 

What is Bepanthen cream good for? 

In short, dexpanthenol (pro-vitamin B5) gently aids natural skin recovery, while keeping it soft, smooth and moisturized. Evidences from several studies support its efficacy and excellent safety profile when administered topically in a variety of dermatological disorders that may include: 

  •  Skin abrasions 

  • Petty injuries 

  • Chronic ulcers 

  • Ddecubital ulcers 

  • Anal fissures 

  • Skin transplantation 

  • Non-severe burns 

  • Diaper dermatitis 

  • Epithelial lesions 

  • And the prevention and treatment of breast fissures or skin irritations. 

The Bepanthen Family

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.2 Nothing more, nothing less. 

The Bepanthen range has got your needs, and the needs of your family, covered.

Learn more - What is the difference between Bepanthen Cream and Ointment?