My Morocco. My Moroccan oils – via The Guardian

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KENZA International Beauty at LIC Springs
KENZA International Beauty at LIC Springs

I wanted you to know I was featured in an article in The Guardian newspaper as a Moroccan entrepreneur that brings Argan oil to the United States:

Pic on The Guardian
the Guardian US

A Moroccan entrepreneur brings argan oil to America by way of women’s co-ops
Khadija Fajry, an immigrant to both France and the US, likens nascent cosmetic industry to a goldrush in which she offers ‘the real thing’
– Nina Roberts
theguardian.com, Sunday 13 July 2014 12.00 EDT

The article notes that at KENZA International Beauty we are convinced that our KENZA – Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils are the most precious beauty treasures nature can offer and that we can all be beautiful inside and out by using natural beauty care products while contributing to positive social change for women in the United States and Morocco.

Please spread the word about our mission by sharing the article with your friends, families, and connections so that we can grow our special circle of beautiful friends.

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

USDA Organic Argan oil benefits for Skin and Hair

KENZA Pure Argan oil 100% Pure - USDA Organic
KENZA Pure Argan oil
100% Pure – USDA Organic
It all about Argan oil lately. The name is becoming so familiar in the beauty market all over the world and yet shoppers can be confused. Honestly I was too few years ago, even if I been around this liquid gold for over three decades. As a Moroccan myself, it was a difficult task to get authentic, pure Argan oil even in Morocco. So my advise to you is to read as much as you can, look for products that are pure with International certification that are trustable.

Do you really know what is Argan oil or Moroccan oil? What is the difference between cold pressed and hand pressed? Why the prices range from $15 to over $70 for a 2oz bottle? What are the real benefits of using 100% pure Argan oil that is USDA organic and ISO certified for quality?

What is Argan Oil or Moroccan oil?

Argan oil, one of the oldest beauty treasures from Morocco, is a multi-purpose natural beauty care product that will enhance your beauty life. This natural wonder oil, used by Moroccan women for centuries, is derived from the fruit of the Argan (Argania Spinosa) tree in the Southwest of Morocco. The Argan tree can live up to 200 years in a dry arid region and produces an oval-shape green and yellow fruit. A single tree yields 8-13 lbs. of Argan fruit per harvest while each fruit contains 2-3 kernels. Almost 7 lbs. of kernel are required to produce about 34 fl.oz. of Pure Argan Oil.

From nuts, kernels to Argan oil. At women cooperative in Arazane, Morocco
From nuts, kernels to Argan oil. At women cooperative in Arazane, Morocco

The production of Argan oil is a labor intensive process that involves manual handling by Moroccan women at cooperatives. After the nuts are collected, they are cracked open by hand with a stone to obtain the kernels which are then machine cold pressed to extract the precious Argan oil. It takes up to 20 hours to produce about 34 fl.oz of Argan Oil.

Hand cracked Argan nuts by Berber women
Hand cracked Argan nuts by Berber women

Composition & Benefits

Argan oil contains approximately twice as much Tocopherols (Vitamin E) than Olive Oil*.

“Tocopherols are molecules with strong anti-oxidant and free radical scavenging properties. gamma-Tocopherols, the most efficient free radical scavenger of all tocopherols, composes 69 percent of argan oil total tocopherols content”**

Its high level of essential fatty acids – Oleic (Omega 9) and Linoleic (Omega 6) – associated to powerful antioxidants (such as Tocopherols and Polyphenols) makes this natural beauty oil an essential element for moisturizing, treating, nourishing, conditioning, and protecting your skin, hair, cuticles, and nails.

>KENZA Pure Argan Oil is a potent non-greasy treatment that is easily absorbed by the skin. Among its many natural benefits,

KENZA Pure Argan Oil:

Khadija Fajry - Founder & CEO KENZA International Beauty : Getting a pure  Argan beauty treatment at the women cooperative in Morocco
Khadija Fajry – Founder & CEO KENZA International Beauty : Getting a pure Argan beauty treatment at the women cooperative in Morocco

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

* conditions the skin hydro lipid layer and locks in moisture
* improves skin elasticity
* treats scars, stretch marks, minor bugs bites, and rashes
*helps to heal acne and blemishes
*softens and strengthens nails and cuticles
*nourishes and conditions hair and prevents split ends

Fatty Acids in Argan Oil ***
Oleic Acid 43-49.1%
Linoleic Acid 29.3-36%
Stearic Acid 4.3-7.2%
Palmitic Acid 11.5-15%
Tocopherol 620 mg/kg

*(Source: Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011; 113: 403-408)
** Guillaume, D. & Charrouf, Z. (2011). Argan Oil. Alternative Medicine Review http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/16/3/275.pdf
***Source: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 2010; 62: 1669-1975 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2042-7158.2010.01190.x/full
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KENZA Pure Argan oil by KENZA International Beauty is USDA Organic*, ISO9001 certified for Quality and FDA verified for authenticity.
Our Argan oil is cold pressed to preserve the antioxidants and fatty acids in the beauty oil. We proudly offer the highest quality Moroccan oil at an unbeatable value and support social change for womenat a global level.

KENZA Pure Argan oil 2oz is only $30. Shop generously!

*Imported from Les Laboratoires Azbane – CERTIFIED Organic by Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione