The Bepanthene® Brand Story
The Bepanthene brand was created and launched in 1944 and has been owned by Bayer since 2005.
We started with just three formulas, including our main product, Bepanthene® Plus Creme. Today, we have a wide range of skin care pioneered in the area. Most of our products are available without a prescription at your pharmacy or pharmacy.
The main constituent: Dexpanthenol
Over the years, our scientists and researchers have realized the regenerative properties of dexpanthenol, also known as provitamin B5, which we use in all our products. This substance, dubbed the "skin vitamin", helps maintain healthy skin, being involved in many of the body's metabolic processes.
At the cellular level, provitamin B5 is rapidly transformed into pantothenic acid, which plays a key role in coenzyme A. This transformation into pantothenic acid is essential for cell repair, promoting the regeneration of the skin epithelium. Provitamin B5 also:
Promotes cell division and cell migration;
Promotes the production of lipids in the skin;
Accelerates tissue growth;
Helps in inflammation;
It acts on the superficial lesion of the skin and mucosa;
Increases moisture retention in the skin.
In short, dexpanthenol helps carefully in the natural recovery of the skin, keeping it hydrated, smooth and soft.
The Bepanthene range
With Bepanthene we are committed to developing formulas that are effective and smooth. That is why we work in direct collaboration with dermatologists, whose years of expertise ensure that our products offer what your skin needs. Nothing more, nothing less.
The Bepanthene range addresses your needs and the needs of your family. We develop formulas for baby care, wound healing, eczema and more.
From the Bepanthene range there are several solutions for different purposes: Bepanthene® Eczema is a light cream that helps to relieve the symptoms of eczema and skin irritation, ensures prolonged hydration and strengthens the skin's natural defenses. Bepanthen Baby® was specially developed for daily protection and regeneration of the baby's skin, helping to prevent diaper rash. Bepanthen Sensiderm® is a new generation emollient cream for the daily care of atopic skin, helping to space crises. Bepanthene® Cream regenerates and heals burns and irritations. It is especially suitable for skin irritations and domestic and sunburn. Bepanthene® Eye Drops protects, moisturizes and lubricates the eye surface. Bepanthene® Plus Creme is indicated for the treatment of superficial wounds and burns. Bepanthene® Ointment protects and stimulates skin healing.
Although we take it for granted, our skin connects us to the world. So, when our skin is not well, our quality of life can be really affected. Bepanthene has been a specialist in skin care for 70 years. We develop solutions that help the skin take full advantage of its potential to protect and treat itself, keeping it healthy and connecting us to what really matters.
The structure of your skin: We wouldn't be who we are without our skin. It protects us from the outside world by maintaining our body temperature, producing vitamin D and helping us interact with our loved ones. But it is also a sensitive organ that needs our care and attention to stay healthy.
Dry, rough and chapped skin: Every day, throughout the day, our skin does an extraordinary job of taking care of us, protecting us from external aggressions. However, sometimes our way of life makes it fragile and causes it to become dry, rough or even cracked. This can be uncomfortable and makes you more vulnerable to infection as microorganisms can penetrate small cracks on the surface. That's why we've developed our dermatologically tested formulas - to help your skin maintain its natural function.
Why do I have itchy face? Eczema is most common in areas where the skin is most vulnerable, which is why many people suffer from eczema on the face and neck. Eczema sufferers know that chronic eczema and its facial flare-ups can be quite difficult, both physically and emotionally. There are some treatments your doctor or pharmacist can recommend if eczema on your face is affecting your life. These treatments range from cortisone creams and ointments to oral treatments to control inflammation or itching. Even if you choose to start one of these treatments, there are still behaviors you can adopt in your daily life that can help alleviate the symptoms of facial atopic dermatitis and control your facial eczema.
Diaper rash: At Bayer, we know that nothing is more important than your children, which is why we have been dedicated to caring for their delicate skin for over 75 years.
Baby skin is thinner and smoother than ours, and much more sensitive. Its pH is higher, which makes it more sensitive to irritants. Despite being unpleasant for you and your baby, diaper rash is very common and easy to treat, as long as you use the proper care to protect your baby's skin. If your baby has diaper rash, don't feel like you've done something wrong - it happens to everyone.
Itchy skin in babies: There is nothing softer than a baby's skin and we know you want to protect that softness for as long as possible. But babies' skin is naturally more sensitive than that of adults, and it can easily become dry, sore, and scaly. That's why Bepanthen is here to help you while you care for and protect your baby's skin.
Eczema in Babies and Children: When babies and children suffer from eczema, it is not only painful and distressing for them, but it is also difficult and frustrating for the parents. It's so hard to see little ones suffering when the itching and discomfort set in, influencing their mood and sleep routine. Fortunately, there are some tips we can follow to relieve eczema on the skin of babies and children.
Can teething cause diaper rash?: Dentition birth, which usually occurs around the baby's six months of age, can be a challenging time for both parents and baby. During this time, your baby may appear "out of the ordinary" and easily irritable, with many symptoms that are usually attributed to the birth of the teeth. Is diaper rash one of them?
Eczema: Baby skin is more sensitive to environmental influences than that of adults. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can manifest itself in the first few weeks of a baby's life as dry skin or lesions located mainly on the forehead, cheeks, chin and legs. Itching can also make your baby unable to sleep.
What is Eczema? Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is characterized by inflammation, itching, extreme dryness or redness of the skin. The more you scratch the affected area, the more likely it is that irritants such as viruses, bacteria, and pollutants will enter the skin, which aggravates the itching. This is the vicious cycle of eczema that leads to the frustration of many sufferers that even though scratching will make their eczema worse, it is incredibly difficult to resist doing so, even for adults. This difficulty in resisting can cause feelings of guilt and embarrassment.
Learn more about Eczema: In children older than 2 years, eczema presents as dry skin, with redness and scaling, especially in the skin folds such as the arms, elbows, behind the knees, ears, neck, wrists, hands and ankles.
Can stress cause eczema? Stress is a broad term that includes a large number of emotions such as anxiety, sadness, depression or even panic, which usually result in a negative feeling. It can manifest itself in different ways, without you noticing it or expecting it, influencing various aspects of your daily life. Stress can affect you not only mentally and emotionally, but also physically. Eczema can be a reflection of stress. If you or any of your family members have eczema, or atopic dermatitis, there is no doubt that psychological factors can trigger the onset or exacerbate eczema, causing itchy outbreaks. The stress hormone cortisol affects the immune system, which can trigger eczema flare-ups. Additionally, some studies indicate that stress can also negatively affect the skin's barrier function, influencing some conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and skin allergies.
What to do with eczema on the face? Eczema is most common in areas where the skin is most vulnerable, which is why many people suffer from eczema on the face and neck. Eczema sufferers know that chronic eczema and its facial flare-ups can be quite difficult, both physically and emotionally. There are some treatments your doctor or pharmacist can recommend if eczema on your face is affecting your life. These treatments range from cortisone creams and ointments to oral treatments to control inflammation or itching. Even if you choose to start one of these treatments, there are still behaviors you can adopt in your daily life that can help alleviate the symptoms of facial atopic dermatitis and control your facial eczema.
Keeping a diary of your skin: If you suffer from eczema or other dermatological conditions such as sensitive skin, acne, or skin irritations, you should be aware of stimuli that could trigger an attack - for example, too much sun exposure, aggressive detergents, different foods or even a more stressful day. When it comes to eczema specifically, science tells us that there are numerous factors that favor the appearance of atopic dermatitis attacks in addition to genetic factors. As there are so many aspects in our daily lives that can aggravate skin conditions, keeping a skin diary can help you better deal with the factors that affect you and your skin. A journal can also be helpful in helping you remember and maintain healthy habits. Symptoms like itchiness, eczema or any atopy of the skin are the kinds of things you should record in this diary. Remember, your skin diary is not going to replace your doctor's diagnosis. Talk to a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your skin. Always consult a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your daily habits (eg excluding food from your diet).
How to tell if a burn can be treated at home or if it is something more serious: Mild burns, often referred to as first-degree burns, can occur at home. From accidents in the kitchen to scalding water in the bath, there can be several causes. First-degree burns can be treated at home with simple care, but more severe burns should be seen by a professional.
Skin Irritations: Among the different problems that affect the skin of adults, irritation is the most common. This happens when the skin is in prolonged contact and reacts negatively to chemicals, fabrics or adverse weather conditions, for example. People who work with their hands, like carpenters and hairdressers, for example, are more often affected by this type of problem.