What is Argan Oil or Moroccan Argan Oil?

WHAT IS ARGAN OIL or MOROCCAN ARGAN 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.

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

Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits for Skin & Hair Article by Dr. Axe

Argan Oil: A Moroccan Craft

KENZA Pure Argan Oil:
 

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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Valentine’s Day Moroccan Oils Giveaway

Valentine's Day Moroccan Oils Giveaway
Valentine’s Day Moroccan Oils Giveaway

Valentine’s Day Moroccan Oils G I V E A W A Y :
LOVE your Skin – FEED your Skin

We are giving our popular Skin moisturizer: KENZA Pure Fusion Oil 1oz (organic Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil) with KENZA Pure Moroccan Oils Soap

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A winner will be chosen 2/7/16 via our social media outlets.
Giveaway for participants in the USA only.

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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.

Moroccan Argan Oil Global Success

Moroccan Argan & Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Moroccan Argan & Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Because we aim to promote and distribute the best Moroccan Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil, we are glad to see the world is finally discovering and appreciating Argan oil.

According to a just released study by new report by Grand View Research, Inc:

– Global Argan oil market was 4,835.5 tons in 2014 and is expected to reach 19,622.5 tons by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 19.6% from 2015 to 2022.
– The product is considered as one of the most expensive vegetable oil. This is on account of limited supply coupled with high requirement. Expensive nature of product is expected to result into high revenues over the forecast period.
– Cosmetics segment was the leading application segment and accounted for over 40% of total demand in 2014 and is expected to show significant growth in the coming years. Growth of personal care industry is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period.
– Medical and food application areas are expected to witness high growth rates over the forecast period. Product demand in medical segment is expected to be driven by its potential to cure diseases including cancer, inflammatory problems, cholesterol levels and food digestion.
– Middle East & Africa was the leading regional market both in terms of production and consumption. Argan oil is majorly consumed by rural economy of Morocco, which is major producer therefore demand rate is higher in the region as compared to others.
– North America is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 20.2% from 2014 to 2022 on account of its increasing demand in cosmetics for hair treatment and skin care products and in medical industry for disease treatment.

You can find our selection of personal care products made with organic Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil here

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.

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