Praan Naturals has introduced organic tigernut oil (Cyperus esculentus L. (tigernut) root oil), an emollient and highly penetrative ingredient for personal care applications. Tigernut oil provides desirable textures in applications and is also known as yellow nutsedge, nut grass, chufa sedge and water grass.
The material's abundant alpha-tocopherol content (240.2 mg/100 g) helps to moisturize, protect and support radiant skin and hair. According to the company, it is well suited for use in a wide array of personal care applications and is especially beneficial for dry, flaky and itchy skin conditions.
“Tigernut oil offers a significant level of alpha-tocopherol and makes a fantastic addition to formulations intended to support mature or sensitive skin,” said Anáil Mitra, CEO of Praan Naturals.
Tiger nut oil helps support normal skin elasticity and it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Within hair care applications, it helps to condition and protect the hair and scalp.
The ingredient is also appropriate for nail care, cosmetics, massage products, soap and aromatherapy.
Praan's organic tigernut oil has little aroma, according to the company, and is appropriate for unscented moisturizers and other fragrance-free formulations.