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

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!

Real Moroccan Oils Giveaway

KENZA-Pure-Moroccan-Oils-combo

We are giving 10 bottles of KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil 1oz ($17 value)

Our main goal at KENZA International Beauty is to let you discover the real Moroccan Oils from Morocco:
Argan oil (because the Argan trees has been growing only in Morocco for centuries) but also Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Rose Oil, and many more.
We share information with you about the source of our beauty products, we let you sample it at fairs and we are present on all social media platforms trying to expose you to the real Moroccan beauty oils.
A great article in The Guardian Newspaper explain it all also make sure to read it.

“People got crazy over it. And when you see the product, there is nothing to get crazy about,” says Fajry flatly, “this is crap.”
Products were either mixed with chemicals or of low quality, easy to spot because the oil is slimy. She took it personally.

Dr. Oz also had a great segment about it on his show. This short video explains it so well: How to buy Argan Oil?

MUST READ if you are using brands selling you Hair oils with silicones and chemicals at a high price:
MOROCCAN OIL TREATMENT – HAIR HELP OR HYPE?by Kevin James Bennett | Jul 28, 2010

Most hair products brands, using the popularity of the name Argan oil or Moroccan oil contain few drops of the actual oil. There is nothing Moroccan about these ingredients (beside the drop of Argan oil they add):

“Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl, MethylPropional, Argania Spinoza Kernal Oil (Argan Oil), Linseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract, Fragrance Supplement, D&C Yellow-11, D&C Red-17, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone”

Read this post by The Cuppid Bow “The Truth about Moroccan Oil…And Why You Should Be Wary.

A drop of Argan mix with cheap fillers.
A drop of Argan mix with cheap fillers.

And there are hundreds of products in the market fooling the consumer. Don’t be one of them.

We decided to offer ten bottles of KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil 1oz ($17 value). The only hair treatment with real Moroccan oils: Organic Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil, No Dimethicone or Silicone Chemicals (cyclomethicone, cydotetrasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane)

It was also featured in ELLE Magazine and Marie Claire

All you need to do is to share your opinions about the confusion and all the brands misleading you.

We will post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
When you share your thoughts with KENZA International Beauty, please use the hashtag: #IwantRealMoroccanOils #KENZAPureHairTreatmentOil

We will select 10 winners (USA only) by July 11th, 2015 and announce the winners on social media.

KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil
KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil

Help us spread the words and share this post.

#IwantRealMoroccanOils #arganoil #pricklypearseedoil #Moroccanoils #kenzainternationalbeauty

Where to buy organic Moroccan oils in New York

KENZA International Beauty is a social enterprise providing high quality Moroccan oils. We believe that you should all have access to excellent, healthy, and green beauty products at many stores here in New York but also all over the United States.

Here are the stores where you can find our organic Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil here in New York City:

True Beauty Brooklyn
419 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

KENZA International Beauty at True Beauty Brooklyn, NY
KENZA International Beauty at True Beauty Brooklyn, NY

5th Ave. Hair Studio
9013 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 439-4909

KENZA International Beauty at 5th Ave. Hair Studion, Brooklyn NY
KENZA International Beauty at 5th Ave. Hair Studion, Brooklyn NY

Argana Day SPA
7712 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228

KENZA International Beauty at Argana Day SPA Brooklyn, NY
KENZA International Beauty at Argana Day SPA Brooklyn, NY

KENZA – “be generously beautiful”™ is a new upscale line of all natural skin and hair care products made with 100% pure, USDA Organic Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil that deeply moisturizes skin and hair leaving them hydrated, beautiful, healthy, and protected from free radicals.

Our socially responsible line can be used by women, men and children. It is formulated without parabens, mineral oils, silicones, alcohol, colorant, or animal ingredients (and not tested on animals).

We support social change for women in Morocco and in the United States. We donate and share 10% of our net profits with women foundations and a women cooperative.

Join us and come try our 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil at the Giving True Beauty in Brooklyn.

Giving True Beauty Event
Giving True Beauty Event

When: Thursday December 4th, 2014 from 6 to 9pm
Where: True Beauty Brooklyn 419 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

RSVP here

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