A small business owner fighting copyright infringement

Over the past six years that KENZA International Beauty has been in business, my content, as well as photographs, have been violated by various companies in Europe, Africa and now the United States.

In legal term it is called copyright infringement: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement

Usually, it is from new start-ups or very small businesses that either were not aware of this rule or simply tried and hoped not to be caught. As easy as it is to download a picture or copy content online it is pretty simple to find your work online on other sites. After being kindly notified they apologize and remove the picture or content from their website. But sometimes you have to apply other ways and let’s just say that I was responsible for several websites to be shut down.

The common rule is that when you find a picture on a public domain such as Google and you decide to use it, you have the obligation to first check to whom it belongs, ask for authorization to use it from the owner, or use it and give credit.

You also have tons of photographs ready to be purchased from Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and many others for a couple of dollars that can be used legally.

This time one of my Argan tree pictures was simply stolen by Nick Chavez Beverly Hills. Without any authorization or credit for my copyrighted work, or shame Nick Chavez Beverly Hills just photoshopped his Thirst Quencher Hydrating Hairspray with Argan oil product on my picture to use it for marketing, commercial and promotion purposes for several months until I confronted them.

This instagram post was posted on May 31st, 2018 then removed.

Advertising on Instagram his product with my picture.
This post was later removed.

After a public pressure via social media (nowadays that’s the best way to get attention and that’s when Facebook become an efficient way to communicate with corporations), they removed it from all their social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) where they were shamelessly advertising their product: Thirst Quencher Hydrating Hairspray with Argan oil. They also placed it in a newsletter campaign that was sent via an internet service company called Milled.

This was on Milled.com until it will be removed by Google as I requested it by law.

Proudly showing his products via a newsletter using Milled.
I wonder if the other pictures were stolen online.

Instead of apologizing for their illegal action they arrogantly challenged me to prove that I was the owner of this particular picture. Well, that picture was taken almost two years ago on a rainy day in the garden of Atlas Kasbah hotel in Agadir, Morocco. For this particular photo shoot, I took a long flight from New York to Casablanca (8 hours), a bus trip to Agadir with my Assistant (7 hours), a car rental and a hotel stay to be able to take this unique photo.

And by the way this unique Argan tree with wet Argan nuts is registered as my copyright work now:
Argan Tree Agadir – ©2016 KENZA International Beauty.

Argan Tree Agadir ©2016 KENZA International Beauty

They naively stated that when they found my picture on Google (which by the way was posted on my Blog: What is Argan Oil? where it is clearly mentioned at the bottom: All content is copyright @KENZA International Beauty – Khadija Fajry) they were not familiar with my company so they just decided to take it without permission. Well of course, how easy! I bet they wouldn’t have touched it if they saw L’Oréal instead. {ps: it would be great if Google added a protection for all the non-licensed pictures not to be downloaded easily.}

As many of you know by now just by following my blog, being a client or just a fan on social media, part of my work is to travel on location (Morocco, France) to share with you my discoveries, new ingredients, and share as much information as I can that relate to the production of the botanical ingredients used in my KENZA be generously beautiful™ line.

Khadija Fajry admiring the beautiful Argan Tree at Atlas Kasbah hotel in Agadir, Morocco where the famous picture was taken the day before when it rained. – Photo taken by my Assistant Mouna.

This is where my Argan Tree picture was taken when it rained.

I spend a big part of my budget on these work travels (time, transportation, accommodations, food, guides, etc) and getting the highest ingredients available too because it is important for me not only to show you the source of everything I use in my KENZA beauty line but also let you discover with me.

Every picture you will see on my blog, website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest and YouTube, are my own.
All of these photographs are copyrighted as soon as you are the one taking them but if you want to add a layer of protection itis better to register them at https://www.copyright.gov

I am happy to collaborate, share and give information when you simply ask but I will not tolerate that you have the shameless audacity to steal my work.

This statement is for my clients and followers to know what happens behind the scenes. I thank you all for your support during this case and for the past six years. This is also for other small business owners that have to deal with this copyright infringement situation. You are not alone. We have laws that protect us and our work. Don’t let it go unsolved.

It is also for Nick Chavez Beverly Hills clients worldwide (on his website, QVC, Dermastore, Amazon, and all the other marketplaces that he sells on) to see how unethical, arrogant and shameless this company is to steal from a small business like mine instead of just spending a couple of dollars to purchase a picture. What does that tell you about the way Nick Chavez Beverly Hills conducts his business?

I am a minority woman small business owner and I will do all I can to protect and defend my work.

Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think of this.

Why do I bring my Argan oil with me when I travel and especially to Morocco?

Why do I bring my Argan oil with me when I travel and especially to Morocco where it is widely available?

We all know by now that Argan oil or Moroccan oil is only sourced in Morocco. It is an oil that is produced from Argan nuts that grow only in the southern part of Morocco.

When you travel to Morocco you can see it everywhere and with its increased popularity this last decade worldwide, everybody got into producing and selling Argan oil in Morocco. Unfortunately not all products on the market are regulated which makes it difficult for you buyers to differentiate between good Argan oi, chemically processed and even fake ones.

How can you be sure you are buying pure, authentic, unadulterated, and unrefined Moroccan Argan oil?

That was my main mission when I decided to launch KENZA International Beauty. Those were my worries. How can I be sure to provide only the highest quality, 100% Pure and organic Moroccan Argan oil?

Being native from this country, knowing so well the behind the scenes of the Argan oil business led me to search for the only supplier that can guarantee the highest quality with not only laboratory tests analyses but also certifications like USDA organic and most importantly ISO9001 international quality certification.

Most production of Argan oil in Morocco is organic and has been handcrafted by Berber women at cooperatives for centuries.

How Moroccan Argan oil is produced is one question to ask but the main concern to have is how is it processed, what production requirements does it go through, how is it packaged and what are the procedures implicated to guarantee the quality of the final product?

This is why I found a supplier in Morocco, and one of the few here that is ISO9001 certified.
Every batch that enters the manufacture goes first to be tested for authenticity and quality. Every batch no matter how long they have been working with the cooperatives supplying them.

At KENZA International Beauty we offer two organic Moroccan oils: Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil that go through the extensive regulated process from production, packaging to shipping to guarantee that you are only using the highest quality products.

Try our KENZA Pure Argan oil!

KENZA Pure Argan oil is a multipurpose natural moisturizer, non-greasy, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that will nourish your skin and hair. It is safe and good for the whole family.

I want all of you to try it and take it with you on your next travel or just to replace your regular moisturizer, hair conditioner, and body lotion. It works great as an after-sun too.

KENZA Pure Argan oil and selected beauty products are on sale now until 5/31/18.

And if you are an indie beauty formulator we have also our Organic Argan oil wholesale on sale.


Find out all our products with organic Argan oil at https://kenza-international-beauty.com

Anti-Aging Secrets around the World

During my December trip to Costa Rica, I visited the old town of Nicoya in the Guanacaste region.
Nicoya is one of the five “Blue Zones” in the world where people live the longest while having a great quality of life.

Read more

TIME Health
HEALTH AGING – 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

By JAMIE DUCHARME February 15, 2018

According to scientists, the most likely factors for this longevity are family connections, diet, exercise, and the local environment.

Does this beach paradise hold the secret to long life?
By Robert Howell, CNN

“This notion that you have to be rich to be healthy is completely wrong, and in Blue Zones we’re almost wholly seeing longevity among people who would technically be well below the U.S. poverty line,” says Buettner.

Read more and make sure to watch the video. I guarantee you will be amazed and book your next vacation (or retirement place) to Costa Rica.

So if you plan to move to beautiful Nicoya, don’t forget to pack your supply of KENZA beauty products so you can look your best in your 100s (or just order online and we will ship to your address in Nicoya).

Here are few pictures from my trip to Costa Rica.

Global Natural Beauty Rise

“Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it’s just who you are. You’re embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don’t get to see that.”

(Rozonda Thomas)

The singer-songwriter and early ‘90s member of group TLC is spot on with her quote about natural beauty. And a lot of people seem to agree with her.

According to a recent report by Grand View Research, “growing demand for organic and natural hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products is expected to augment” the growth of the global organic personal care market to $25.1 billion by 2025 as demand for organic skincare, haircare, and cosmetics drives consumers to look for natural and organic labels.

Because skincare (body lotions, sunscreens, and face creams) is expected to have the largest market share, followed by haircare, natural and organic skincare is expected to be close to one-third of the total global organic beauty market.

This phenomenal growth is driven by factors such as:

– Changing consumer perception towards organic products

– Growing awareness of harmful effects associated with chemical substances

– Rising demand for chemical-free skin and hair care products

– Changing lifestyle of consumers regarding organic personal care

– The ability of natural ingredients to provide anti-oxidation properties and improve skin immunity

– E-commerce as a key source used by consumers’ access to products that are otherwise unavailable in malls and retail stores

– Stringent regulations promoting natural product use in the skincare industry

The global cosmetic market is highly competitive due to many large cosmetic brands. Market leaders are launching new products and acquiring smaller companies to grow their product line and to expand geographically.
KENZA International Beauty has carved a niche in this ultra-competitive market by providing the highest quality natural beauty products to meet the increasing demand for clean label products by health conscious consumers globally.

We also supply many indie beauty brands around the world that proudly create unique cosmetics with our wholesale organic Moroccan oils
Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil) and Essential oils (Lavender and Lavandin oils) sourced from Provence, France.

Our customers are now free to use less or no make-up and let their natural beauty shine!

What is Prickly Pear Seed Oil?

WHAT IS PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL (Barbary Fig Oil, Cactus Oil, Aknari or Opuntia Ficus Indica)?
 
The Opuntia Ficus Indica plant is a member of the cactus family and is commonly known as Prickly Pear (also known as India Fig Opuntia or Barbary Fig). Native to Mexico, it can now be found in various arid and semi-arid areas of the world such as Morocco. Also called the miracle plant for its ability to survive during long droughts and still produce healthy fruits, the cactus plant grows in open fields without exposure to fertilizers or pesticides.
 
 
The Prickly Pear fruit contains numerous small black seeds from which the precious Prickly Pear Seed Oil is extracted. The oil has been used by generations of Berber women to fend off the effects of dry desert conditions.

 
  
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world. Its production requires a labor intensive and time consuming (up to four days) process manually handled by Moroccan women at cooperatives. The Prickly Pear seeds are separated from the pulp and are then dried before being cold pressed. Because each seed contains only 5% of oil, up to 60 lbs. of seeds (and a half a ton of fruits) are required to yield about 34oz. of oil.

 
 

Composition & Benefits
 
Prickly Pear Seed Oil has a high concentration of Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and essential fatty acids (Linoleic Acid or Omega 6). This oil contains more Tocopherol than any other oil available in the beauty care market (almost 150% more Tocopherol than Argan oil).”Tocopherols are molecules with strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties.”*
 

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a potent non-greasy treatment (due to its high level of antioxidant and fatty acids) that is easily absorbed by the skin. Among its many natural benefits, KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil:
 

– protects against free radicals ( highest level of vitamin E)
– nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin
– tightens pores for a smoother and refined skin texture
– prevents premature aging and wrinkles formation
– brightens dark spots and under-eye shadows
– erases hyperpigmentation spots
 

KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil is ideal to use as a night serum for an intense treatment of the face, neck, and décolleté that leaves your skin with a healthy natural glow.
 
 
Fatty Acids In Prickly Pear Seed Oil**
Oleic Acid 20.6%
Linoleic Acid 60.5%
Stearic Acid 3.2%
Palmitic Acid 13.9%
Tocopherol 895 mg/kg
 
Our Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is available retail and wholesale in our e-store. We ship worldwide.
LEARN MORE:
PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL AND THE SKIN
Written by: Billie A. Leyendecker: Aromatic Scholars Program Graduate with The School for Aromatic Studies/

 
 
 
 

Be inspired but don’t be a copycat

OUR CONTENT, PICTURES AND ANY OTHER MATERIAL ARE COPYRIGHTED,

Organic Skin, Hair and Body care made by Nature.

All organic skin, hair and body care products made with plant based botanicals ingredients: Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Moroccan Argan oil, wild Carrot Seed oil, Black Seed Oil, Rose oil, Lavender, Helichrysum – Immortelle and Orange blossom essential oils.

Skin, Hair and Body Care made by Nature.

From five beauty products to fifty in less than five years, that’s what we have accomplished together.



Not only I am so proud of the steady growth and worldwide success of KENZA International Beauty, I am also deeply grateful to my beautiful friends worldwide (a.k.a clients) for allowing me to create, be curious, innovate, and continue to deliver luxurious, high quality products.

Over the years I read your reviews and emails asking for new products or to change others. After a year and half of intense work and few obstacles along the road, I am excited to introduce to you the new KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ in a brand new packaging.

I have added new facial serums with new precious ingredients like Helichrysum Immortelle, Wild Carrot Seed Oil, Rose Oil Otto, Frankincense and Sandalwood to create a skincare line that will target most of our skincare issues. Check out KENZA Pure GLOW , Argan ENERGY , Argan CLARITY , Prickly Pear Seed Oil ETERNEL and Prickly Pear Seed Oil ELIXIR).

You will find them in several sizes: in 1oz (with dropper), 2oz (pump), 4oz (lotion pump) and 0.17oz Roll on Travel size bottle to always have it with you wherever you go, to try it for the first time or to gift.

I have extended KENZA Moroccan Oils Hair care line. Now you can shop for a daily hair serum (pure formula of six organic plant based oils and essential oils), a weekly hair repair (previously KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil, the size has change to 3oz and from plastic to glass) and a Hair Mask that is so rich, pure and super nourishing (you won’t find anything like it in the beauty market! The first ingredient is Prickly Pear extract and NOT water).

In our Bath and Body care you will find new size for BELDI Soaps, a Rose Honey Face Scrub, and a luxurious Body Scrub made with the Prickly Pear Seeds, Honey, and scented with Cherry Blossom oil. It is so delicious, rich and will leave your skin silky soft.

Now we offer three new Body Oils: KENZA Pure LOVE with Argan oil and Sandalwood, SENSUAL Marrakech (previously Pure Marrakech Body Oil) and RECOVERY Oil with Lavender and Peppermint.

Also check out our new Toiletry bag where you can organize all your KENZA beauty Moroccan style.

Visit our e-store Specials and start today with a natural beauty/grooming care.

If you feel that your best friends or loved ones would benefit from our beauty line, share our Information and specials with them.

Follow us & connect on our social media platforms, we would love to hear from you.

With your love and support we can spread more LOVE-BEAUTY-GENEROSITY – Thank you!

With Love & Gratitude
Khadija Fajry
Founder & CEO – KENZA International Beauty

How to create your own Hammam SPA?

I love my Saturdays!
Taking time off should be taken without guilt.

Don’t you love the weekend when you get to relax, exercise, spend quality time with your family and friends and most importantly pamper yourself?

After a long week of work managing my business, taking care of my family and figuring out what’s for dinner, I make sure to take some time off and Saturday is my day. I am neither a mom, nor a wife, I am Khadija and I make myself a priority. It may sound selfish but I truly believe that you can always give the best of yourself when you take time to decompress, change your mind and step out of your routine.

What I love is taking fitness classes or working out on my own at Equinox Fitness Club. After working out I love to treat myself, depending on how much time I have, with either a reflexology massage a manicure & pedicure or with a Moroccan Hammam SPA (my ultimate favorite).

Moroccan palace in Casablanca
Moroccan palace in Casablanca

Of course I bring all I need: Moroccan Black Soap, kissa (exfoliating glove), a hair mask, a facial scrub (that I also use as a mask because it has rose powder, honey and Argan oil. Soon available in our e-store), and my Argan oil, Fusion oil and Eye serum. Oh, I forgot I soak my hair the night before with my Hair oil Treatment too.

Pampering my hair with Argan Oil. Morocco
Pampering my hair with Argan Oil.
Morocco

KENZA Hammam Collection
KENZA Hammam Collection

I have to admit that it is nice to have a facility like Equinox where I can do all of this but you can create your own Hammam SPA at home as well. Here is how:

MOROCCAN HAMMAM SPA RITUAL

• In a Moroccan Hammam SPA or your bathroom warm up your body with a hot bath, shower or steam for 10 min to open pores.

• Set up your ambience with essential oils, a diffuser and candles. kenza-aromatology-1

• Apply generously (1 tablespoon) KENZA Pure Moroccan Black Soap all over your body. Let it penetrate for 5 to 10 min (it is important to stay in a warm environment). Rinse off with warm water (no soap). Video via Organic SPA Magazine

• Soak you KENZA Hammam Glove in hot water to soften it before use.

• Rinse the glove and start massaging gently skin (body only) in circular motion. After few minutes layers of dead skin and impurities will roll off the body onto the “Kissa” exfoliating glove.(Wash and dry your KENZA Hammam Glove).

• Soak hair with KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil, wrap with a towel or plastic cover. Leave 30min (or the night before).

• In a glass bowl mix a cup of KENZA Pure Rhassoul Lava Clay with 1/2 cup of KENZA Pure Rose Toner , few drops of KENZA Pure Lavender Oil and add warm water or milk until you get the right consistency of a paste to apply all over your body and face. Lie down, let it dry for 15-20min. Rinse the clay off.

• Wash with your favorite KENZA Soap (SPA Bar Soap or Moroccan Oils Soap) and shampoo hair.

• Indulge in a rich, fragrant and sensual KENZA Pure Marrakech Body Oil and apply your favorite KENZA Facial oil (Argan oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, or Fusion oil).

Organic SPA Magazine – 2015 Skin Care Guide Page 82 What’s New?

Check also Organic SPA Magazine:
Creating a Home Hammam for Two and “At home Hammam”– 2015 Skin Care Guide Page 82 What’s New?

I spend about two hours in this relaxing beauty routine and get back home a new person ready to handle the next week of priorities, urgencies, stress and other annoying stuff.

What is your special me- time routine? How do you decompress?
Share with us.

Moroccan Rose Water

It took me few hours, a plane over the Atlantic ocean, a bus throught the Atlas Mountains and a car to reach Kelaa M’Gouna near Ouarzazate, Morocco to smell the Roses of the Dades region.

– Khadija Fajry Founder of KENZA International Beauty

Our Pure Rose water comes from Kelaa M’Gouna, Morocco, the source of the most sought after Roses in the beauty, cosmetics and perfumes industry. KENZA Moroccan Rose Water is produce by distillation of organic roses petals from the Dades region near Ouarzazate.

The Berber women start collecting the petals early morning while the air is still fresh and the roses bloom.

Moroccan Roses
Kelaa M’Gouna

Each year during the first or second week of May there is the Festival des Roses Maroc.
A full day of festivities celebrating the beauty of this flower and the numerous beauty products made with it including the precious and untouchable Rose oil.

You can own KENZA Pure Rose Toner with just a click

Featured in Organic SPA Magazine

Also available in limited quantities for wholesale.

Health and Beauty Benefits of Argan oil

Argan fruits
We learned last week about the effect of cosmetic argan oil on postmenopausal skin elasticity via a study by NCBI – National Center for Biotechnology Information

Here is another article about the benefits of Neroli (or Orange blossom oil) via Dr. Josh Axe
KENZA SENSUAL Marrakech Body Oil has organic Argan oil and Orange Blossom.

KENZA Pure Marrakech  Body | Bath | Massage Oil
KENZA Pure Marrakech
Body | Bath | Massage Oil

Beauty from head to toes: Argan Oil Is the Hero Beauty Product You’ve Been Missing

Also Catherine Zeta Jones revealed he beauty secret: Argan oil. We were not very surprised but a little confused that by now she has not discover Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil.

We proudly offer these two Moroccan oils in their pure form: 100% and Organic

Argan oil Skin & Hair healthy benefits
Argan oil Skin & Hair healthy benefits

Check our new website and indulge generously on the Moroccan beauty secrets that we’ve been using for centuries.

Lavender and Lavandin oils from Provence

Provence Lavender, France
Provence Lavender, France

While growing up in Provence, in the South of France, I was always surrounded by Lavender scent, but I did not know the full story of how it was produced.

Because I like to know more than just the ingredients and benefits of the products we distribute at KENZA International Beauty, I decided to conduct some in-depth research on French Lavender from Provence, before I consider adding it to the KENZA Skin & Hair product line.

Always ask the locals
My brother Adil is very active in the community of our home town of Istres in Provence. He works for the city government, knows everyone in town, and is its “unofficial” mayor. So, when I mentioned to him I was searching for a good source of lavender, he started going through his contact list (LinkedIn would be jealous) and voila’ found the perfect connection.

He picked up the phone and called his friend Guy do Cavaco whose wife works at the largest Lavender distillery in France, in Sault en Provence.
With Guy da Cavaco With Guy da Cavaco

We soon learned that, coincidentally, the small village was celebrating “Le festival de la Lavande.”
I took the next train to Avignon, then rented a car, and headed straight to Sault through the most beautiful scenery, country side, and villages.

Festival de la Lavande - Sault, France
Festival de la Lavande – Sault, France

Gordes village -Provence
Gordes village -Provence

Sault en Provence & Le Festival de la Lavande

At the “Festival de la Lavande” in Sault, I met Bill Flanagan, an American blogger who vividly shares his experience in his blog Lost in Provence. He does an amazing job reporting on this beautiful region, on its people, and on Lavender, the “Purple gold”. Watch it Purple Gold, you will enjoy it.

Lavender cutting competition

Learning to cut lavender from an ex champion.
The Lavender distillery
At the distillery, I tried to learn everything about Lavender, Lavandin, and the products they manufacture with these essential oils. I even tasted a drink, a cookie, and a crepe made with Lavender!

With Valerie at the Shop
Lavender or Lavandin?
Both are essential oils produced by steam distillation.
Lavender is a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family. It has narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. It has been widely used in perfumes and medicines since ancient times. It is mostly used in skincare and aromatherapy.
KENZA Pure Lavender Oil 1oz
I like this article by Mind Body Green
Uses of Lavender Oil

Lavandin, instead, is a plant that comes from the natural crossing (via bee pollination) of Fine Lavender and Lavender Aspic.It is uses for massage, home perfumes, laundry re-freshener, candles, soaps and more.
KENZA Pure Lavandin 1oz

KENZA’ Beautiful Friends will soon be able to experience Provence, its beauty, charm, and scents through the KENZA Pure Provence Lavender collection: Lavender and Lavandin essential oils and other related products.

Lavender and Lavandin Shopping
Lavender and Lavandin Shopping


During the launch of our Provence Lavender line you will receive a sample of our Argan & Lavender Soap with purchase of KENZA Pure Lavender Oil OR KENZA Pure Lavandin Oil.

Do you use Lavender oil? Tell us how
How about lavandin?

Moroccan Argan oil and social change for women

Argan Oil: A Moroccan Craft
Argan Oil: A Moroccan Craft

My fourth annual visit to the women coop in Arazane

In late September, I traveled to Morocco to visit the Tirizite cooperative in Arazane for the fourth time in as many years. In addition to my support of the New York Women’s Foundation and of Turning Point for Women and Families, I try to help the cooperative Tirizite as much as I can as part of the KENZA International Beauty socially responsible mission.

My fourth annual visit to the women coop in Arazane
My fourth annual visit to the women coop in Arazane

After an 8hr bus ride from Casablanca to Agadir and another 2hr car drive, I arrived to Arazane. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot of Latifa’s house, I could hear the women singing a welcoming song in their Berber language. It brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart.

Every year the coop makes some progress. Latifa, the coop Director, informed me the coop has joined a union of cooperative in the Taroudant area (this will allow it to pool some resources, to share best practices, and to have a stronger market presence); has been certified NormaCert which guarantees the Argan oil origin and quality; successfully underwent an inspection by the Moroccan department of Health; and it will be showcased in a fair in Germany representing Moroccan products. These are all great news, but have expenses attached.

Cooperative Tirizite Arazane Morocco

On the other hand, new challenges always arise. I also learned the women had not been working for some time because the coop had run out of Argan nuts and it could not afford to buy anymore. Therefore, this year KENZA International Beauty donated the coop a lump sum to buy about 3,000 lb. of Argan nuts and to cover other expenses. This aid helps the coop provide jobs for the women so that they can be more productive and financially independent.

Argan oil Social change

My assistant and I spent the day with the women to learn more about their work and responsibilities at the cooperative. Here are two videos that we hope you will enjoy and see how the Argan oil process is not as easy as it seems. We value the hard work of all the women working in cooperatives in Morocco producing many products that we all love.

We are grateful for your continuous support, for being loyal to our brand: KENZA“be generously beautiful”™ and for allowing us to spread more LOVE-BEAUTY-GENEROSITY

Share this post with your friends, family and peers. Help us grow!
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Create your Moroccan Hammam

Moroccan Black Soap scrub

How to have a Moroccan Hammam treatment?

• In a Moroccan Hammam SPA or your bathroom warm up your body with a hot bath, shower or steam for 10 min to open pores.
• Apply generously (1/4 cup) KENZA Pure Moroccan Black Soap all over your body. Let it penetrate for 5 to 10 min (it is important to stay in a warm environment).
Rinse off with warm water (no soap).
• Soak you KENZA Hammam Glove in hot water to soften it.
• Rinse the glove and start massaging gently skin (body only) in circular motion. After few minutes layers of dead skin and impurities will roll off the body onto the
“KIssa” exfoliating glove.
• Wash and dry your KENZA Hammam Glove.
• Soak hair with KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil, wrap with a towel or plastic cover. Leave 30min.
• In a glass bowl mix a cup of KENZA Pure Rhassoul Lava Clay with 1/2 cup of KENZA Pure Rose Toner , few drops of KENZA Pure Lavender Oil and add warm water or milk until You get the right consistency of a paste to apply all over your body and face. Lie down, let it dry for 15-20min. Rinse the clay off.
• Wash with your favorite KENZA Soap (SPA Bar Soap or Moroccan Oils Soap) and shampoo hair.
• Indulge in a rich, fragrant and sensual KENZA Pure Marrakech Body Oil and apply your favorite KENZA Facial oil (Argan oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, or Fusion oil).

Plan on creating your own Moroccan hammam experience. We provide the products: bit.ly/1S0k2WO

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Hammam tradition

Read more here via Organic Spa Magazine

* Creating a home hammam for two.
https://www.organicspamagazine.com/creating-a-home-hammam-for-two/
* At home hammam http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8865deab#/8865deab/85

#ProductPreview featuring @KenzaIntBeauty Pure Moroccan Black Soap. #beauty #spa pic.twitter.com/JFoFd45G1x

— Organic Spa Magazine (@OrganicSpaMag) January 11, 2016 “>

Shop here:
Get your KENZA Pure Black Soap, Rhassoul and Kissa (exfoliating glove)

KENZA Moroccan Hammam Beauty Kit
KENZA Moroccan Hammam Beauty Kit

Prickly Pear Seed oil: the new hot beauty miracle

Organic Beauty: KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Organic Beauty:
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Prickly Pear Seed oil, barbary fig oil or Aknari however you choose to call it, is the “hot” beauty oil of the moment. The beauty industry and media like Allure Magazine have finally started buzzing about its miraculous benefits on skin and hair.

The Organic SPA Magazine named it “Hot” ingredient in 2014 and featured our KENZA Pure Fusion oil.

KENZA Pure Fusion Oil  featured in Organic SPA Magazine
KENZA Pure Fusion Oil
featured in Organic SPA Magazine

ELLE Magazine featured this precious beauty ingredient and our unique KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil.

KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil in ELLE Magazine March 2015
KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil in ELLE Magazine March 2015

What is Prickly Pear Seed Oil?

The Opuntia Ficus Indica plant is a member of the cactus family and is commonly known as Prickly Pear (also known as India Fig Opuntia or Barbary Fig). Native to Mexico, it can now be found in various arid and semi-arid areas of the world such as Morocco. Also called the miracle plant for its ability to survive during long droughts and still produce healthy fruits, the cactus plant grows in open fields without exposure to fertilizers or pesticides. The Prickly Pear fruit contains numerous small black seeds from which the precious Prickly Pear Seed Oil is extracted. The oil has been used by generations of Berber women to fend off the effects of dry desert conditions.
Prickly Pear Seeds

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world. Its production requires a labor intensive and time consuming (up to four days) process manually handled by Moroccan women at cooperatives. The Prickly Pear seeds are separated from the pulp and are then dried before being cold pressed. Because each seed contains only 5% of oil, up to 60 lbs. of seeds (and a half a ton of fruits) are required to yield about 34oz. of oil.

Here you can watch a video from my recent trip to the south of Morocco, in the Ait Baamrane region, where the Prickly Pear Seed Oil is produced.

Composition & Benefits

Prickly Pear Seed Oil has a high concentration of Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and essential fatty acids (Linoleic Acid or Omega 6). This oil contains more Tocopherol than any other oil available in the beauty care market (almost 150% more Tocopherol than Argan oil). “Tocopherols are molecules with strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties.”*

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a potent non-greasy treatment (due to its high level of antioxidant and fatty acids) that is easily absorbed by the skin. Among its many natural benefits, KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil:

– protects against free radicals ( highest level of vitamin E)
– nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin
– tightens pores for a smoother and refined skin texture
– prevents premature aging and wrinkles formation
– brightens dark spots and under-eye shadows
– erases hyperpigmentation spots

KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil is ideal to use as a night serum for an intense treatment of the face, neck, and décolleté that leaves your skin with a healthy natural glow.

Fatty Acids In Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Oleic Acid 20.6%
Linoleic Acid 60.5%
Stearic Acid 3.2%
Palmitic Acid 13.9%
Tocopherol 895 mg/kg

At KENZA International Beauty we introduced you to this luxurious ingredient three years ago. And you can find it in four products of our KENZA “be generously beauty”™ line:

KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil: 100% pure, organic prickly pear seed oil
KENZA Pure Fusion oil: 100% pure, organic prickly pear seed oil and argan oil
Also in KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap and KENZA Pure Hair Treatment oil (find them here)

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Have you included pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil in your beauty care routine?
We would love to hear from you.

The Amazing benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Organic Beauty: KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Organic Beauty:
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Although I have used Argan Oil for many years, I have to admit that it was not until earlier this year that I discovered Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil. This happens to be another beauty treasure from my native country of Morocco and which Europeans have been crazy about for many years already. It is a potent antioxidant beauty oil that it is currently the most sought after ingredient for the beauty and cosmetic industry.

Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil is also one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world. Its production requires a labor intensive and time consuming (up to four days) process manually handled by Moroccan women at cooperatives. The Prickly Pear seeds are separated from the pulp and are then dried before being cold pressed. Because each seed contains only 5% of oil, up to 60 lbs. of seeds (or half a ton of fruit) are required to yield about 34oz. of oil.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil has a high concentrations of Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and essential fatty acids (Linoleic Acid or Omega 6). This oil contains more Tocopherol (molecules with strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties) than any other oil available in the beauty care market (almost 1-1/2 times more Tocopherol than Argan oil).

KENZA-Pure-Fusion-OilI am myself a user and a fan of this precious oil. I had two large dark spots on my face due to hyper-pigmentation. My dermatologist prescribed the usual chemical “bleaching” hydroquinone creams as treatment.

However, my face skin had a bad reaction to the creams and it turned dry, itchy, with red spots. I immediately stopped using the creams, cancelled my follow up appointments, and instead decided to try this organic, pure, and natural product. I applied it religiously every night and, after a few months, I can show you that this precious oil does indeed work. My dark spot have diminished and my complexion is even and smooth. Also, my eye shadows are brighter while my skin is deeply moisturized and has a healthy, natural glow.

For people that, like me, have suffered with skin imperfections that make us feel uncomfortable, here is a completely natural product with exceptional components that, used in a concentrated form, will give you results.

Treat Dark Spots and Sun damage naturally
Treat Dark Spots and Sun damage naturally

In my opinion KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil will revolutionize the beauty world. Not only it is inexpensive, but most importantly it is super safe to use.


KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
is the flagship product of KENZA International Beauty. During my first trip to Morocco in behalf of KENZA International Beauty LLC, I was able to secure a reliable supplier of Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil that will allow me to make it affordable and accessible to all of you. (Read my story in The Guardian Newspaper)

KENZA Pure Elixir Combo
KENZA Pure Elixir Combo

KENZA International Beauty offers 100% pure, USDA Organic Prickly Pear Seed oil in four products:

Share with us your skin concerns and questions about our Moroccan oils.

Be generously beautiful!
Khadija Fajry