Argan Oil - Is It Worth the Hype? How This Ingredient Has Evolved Over Decades
Elixer extracted from the Moroccan Oasis has been mythicized into a magical ingredient with all-encompassing benefits for every part of the body. But all of its miraculous properties aren’t myths. Argan oil benefits the skin and hair in several ways. We will first try and understand this beauty and wellness ingredient and then look at the immense benefits that we can derive from it.
What is Argan oil?
Argan oil is a seed-based oil that is extracted from Marrakesh where the farmers grind the fruit by hand to produce the oil before the very eyes of tourists visiting the region. There have been several attempts to export out this plant species and grow it in other regions across the globe but to no avail. The area that surrounds Essaouira and Agadir is perhaps amongst the only places in the whole world where the argan tree grows naturally. The tree can survive extremely hot climatic conditions. The fruit from this tree produces a kernel that is harvested and cold-pressed in spring season to create the famed Moroccan oil.
The traditional applications of Argan Oil include its consumption in both topical and oral forms. Enriched with numerous beneficial properties and nutrients Argan oil can help improve skin and hair health. A little over 30 kilograms of Argan nuts are needed to churn out one kilogram of oil, causing the price tag to sore especially when purchasing pure, and quality oils.
Benefits of Argan Oil
1. Prevents damage caused by sun exposure
Local Moroccan folks have long used argan oil to protect their skin against prolonged sun exposure. Rich with antioxidants, argan oil has the innate ability to protect our skin against free radical damage caused by ultraviolet radiations. Regular usage of argan oil in either its topical or oral form over a long time period can help fight cancer causing cells in the skin.
2. Keeps skin hydrated
The most common Argan oil benefit is its emollient property, making it one of the most effective moisturizers. This is why it’s often found in lotions, creams, and conditioners. It can be applied topically on dry skin. This is primarily due to the wealth of vitamin E, and its ability to help improve water retention in the skin.
3. Heals skin ailments
Argan oil is densely concentrated with several healing properties, for the body. Rich with anti-inflammatory properties, argan oil can help reduce the symptoms of various skin ailments like psoriasis and rosacea. Regardless, it is best to seek out a dermatologist in the event that one suffers from a serious skin ailment.
4. Improves acne and scars
Excess sebum production can often be at the root of severe acne. Argan oil benefits the skin by regulating the levels of sebum production in it. This Moroccan elixir has the ability to help treat several different types of acne and fight redness caused by inflammation. The benefits of Argan Oil for the skin become apparent in no time. A couple of weeks' worth of daily usage might start producing visible results.
5. Effective against infections
Another one of Argan oil’s traditional functions is to heal skin infections. Argan oil is enriched with both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Thus, imparting it the ability to help fix and prevent a wide array of skin-related infections. Topical application is the most effective in case of infections.
6. Paces up wound healing
Antioxidants are known to be extremely effective in healing the body and ridding it of free radicals. The strong combination of antioxidants and vitamin E found in argan oil can help wounds and cuts heal faster.
Argan oil has long been known for its anti-aging properties. Several clinical trials by researchers have found that a combination of oral and cosmetic argan oil significantly impacted the skin by enhancing its elasticity. This proves to be an extremely effective anti-aging treatment. This benefit of argan oil can be extracted by both, its topical application to the skin or oral consumption over a significant time period.
8. Balances sebum production
Many of us possess a skin type that is naturally oily. Argan oil’s ability to balance out sebum production can help reduce the oiliness of the skin. Regular application of Argan oil can significantly reduce the production of excessive volumes of oil in the skin, protecting it from outbreaks as well.
9. Heals stretch-marks
Stretch marks are a fairly common phenomenon. We all have them in some part of our bodies. Argan oil boosts collagen production thereby improving skin elasticity. This helps prevent and treat stretch marks early on. Apply argan oil during early stages of pregnancy at least twice a day to visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
TAC’s Argan Oil rich products
While Argan essential oil may be used for topical treatment in combination with a carrier oil you can look at some of these easy-to-use Argan oil infused herbal formulations depending upon the skin or hair issue you plan to resolve.
TAC Potato Starch with Babchi & HA Collagen Boosting Under Eye Cream
Brighten, Tighten & Depuff you're under eyes with the natural goodness of Potato Starch infused with actives - Natural Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid & Argan Oil. This thinness of eyes makes it more delicate, vulnerable and prone to allergic reactions than other facial skin. This under eye gel creme is rich in Hyaluronic Acid & Retinol which revitalizes the skin tissues and shields the skin from irritants & redness. The Retinol infused under eye cream for dark circles minimize the appearance of these wrinkles as well as tackle other skin concerns like dryness, puffiness, dark circles and pigmentation.
Since the skin around your eyes has very few active oil glands, hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Argan oil is essential for drawing in and sealing in the moisture. Infused with potato starch, this luxe eye cream visibly smooths, revives and brightens the skin around your eyes, making your peepers appear cool and well-rested. The lightweight, fragrance-free formula makes it suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.
TAC Eladi, Triphala & Hemp Seed SPF 50 Sunscreen
Protect & hydrate your skin with this weightless SPF 50 gel-creme sunblock enriched with Eladi, Triphala & Hemp Seed. Quenching skin's thirst, it deeply hydrates, is non-greasy and defends against sun damage, harmful UVA & UVB rays while calming the skin. UVA rays can cause age spots and wrinkling, and UVB rays are accountable for sunburns. The Triphala & Hemp Seed Sunscreen helps protect skin cells from both. Argan oil infused within this sunscreen also has the ability to protect the skin from sun damage.
Sun is the major cause of aged skin and going out in the sun without sunscreen can damage the collagen and connective tissues of your skin. Ayurvedic Herbs prevent the skin from damaging. This light-weight Sunscreen is quickly absorbed in the skin without leaving any heavy residue or making it greasy or sweaty, making it the best sunscreen for dry skin. Infused with cooling agents of Aloe Vera & Cucumber, this Sunscreen hydrates the skin and keeps it calm. It also helps in removal of sun spots and hyperpigmentation. This Sunscreen is made with all-natural, plant-derived ingredients and is free from harmful minerals. Without any harmful chemicals, artificial colours, or other by-products, Eladi sunscreen is less likely to cause any skin irritation. Apply TAC Day Cream or a moisturizer on your skin first before using the sunscreen. Follow it up with TAC SPF 50 Sunscreen Sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going out on exposed body parts, including the face and the hands. Reapply the sunscreen every 90 minutes for optimal sun protection.
TAC Methi Bhringraj Amla Hair Oil
Oiling the scalp has been the number one hair care tip within most Indian households. Experience the divine care for your hair with this all-new Ayurvedic Methi Bhringraj Amla Oil infused with the goodness of Morroccan Argan oil, which not just helps in stimulating growth of hair but also has ability to reduce premature pigment loss from hair and hair greying. Ayurvedic Bhringraj is renowned for its anti-dandruff capacities helping to remove damaged hair and thereby removing dandruff from hair roots. Revitalizing properties of natural argan oil for hair are well known. It helps in making the hair roots stronger and builds more strength in the hair follicles. prevent or treat parasitic hair and scalp infections, like lice infections. To get a natural shiny look for your hair, go for this Methi Bhringraj Amla Oil for removing itchiness from hair and resulting in a smooth and nourished hair.
Inspired by the wellness of natural head massage,Methi Bhringraj Amla oil infused with rich argan oil is a standalone Hair & Scalp Wellness Therapy that effectively targets various concerns attributing to Hair Fall, Breakage, Dandruff & Dullness.
It has been carefully crafted to combine the ultimate hair elixirs in one oil to transform damaged hair to glorious, thick and silky locks. It restores the vitality of the hair and strengthens the hair roots, thereby reducing the hair loss and promoting new hair growth. It provides optimum nourishment to all hair types and ensures hair vitality, promotes hair growth and fortifies hair & scalp health.
Take the oil according to hair length and massage it into your roots, length & strands. Leave it on overnight for intense moisturisation & strengthening of the roots and rinse it off with TAC Methi, Bhringraj and Amla Hair Cleanser the following day.