Biotin, also known as Coenzyme R, Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H is a water soluble vitamin that is found naturally in food. In cosmetics and personal care products, Biotin is used primarily in the formulation of hair conditioners, grooming aids, shampoos and moisturizing agents.
Biotin improves the texture of creams and adds body and shine to hair. Biotin has moisturizing and smoothing properties and can also help improve brittle nails.
Widely used in food and vitamin supplements, Biotin plays a role in cell growth. Biotin deficiency may lead to hair loss, skin rash, high cholesterol and heart problems. Nuts, liver, soybeans and fish are rich dietary sources of Biotin.