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/

 
 
 
 

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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

To enter:
1 – LIKE us and SHARE our page.
2- Create an account at: kenza-international-beauty-nyc.com
3- Comment in this post and tell us why you would LOVE these KENZA Beauty products.
4-Tag three Facebook friends that would enjoy this. Sharing is Caring and Loving!

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

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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 one of the most expensive vegetable oil. This is on account of limited supply coupled with a high requirement. Expensive nature of the product is expected to result in 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. The 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 a 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 the 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

Real Moroccan Oils Giveaway

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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

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#IwantRealMoroccanOils #arganoil #pricklypearseedoil #Moroccanoils #kenzainternationalbeauty

Fairs and events in New York

This year KENZA International Beauty is participating to many local events in New York city where you can come meet us, sample our organic Argan oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil and other natural beauty products you and your family will enjoy.

Altman building
Monthly pop-up markets with The Seed: positively plant based

KENZA International Beauty at the Seed Market NYC
KENZA International Beauty at the Seed Market NYC

RSVP for your FREE Tickets here.

GREEN Festival New York City
At the Javits Center New York – April 24th, 25th & 26th

KENZA International Beauty at the GREEN Festival NYC - 2015
KENZA International Beauty at the GREEN Festival NYC – 2015

Get your ticket and $5 OFF with this code: XNY154AN8

Save $5 on your tickets to the GREEN Festival NYC
Save $5 on your tickets to the GREEN Festival NYC

GREEN Festival Washington DC
At the DC Convention Center – June 5th, 6th & 7th

KENZA International Beauty at the GREEN Festival DC -2015
KENZA International Beauty at the GREEN Festival DC -2015

Please visit our website and Facebook page for more updates.

We hope to see you soon!