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.
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).
“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.”
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 (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.
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/
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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.
What is Argan Oil?
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.
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,
– 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
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.
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.
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.