KENZA Pure Fusion Winner of Artisan Product of the Year 2018

We are so honored that our unique formulation KENZA Pure Fusion Oil is the winner of the Artisan Product of the Year 2018.

INDIE BUSINESS NETWORK
Winner: Pure Fusion Oil: KENZA International Beauty: Long Island City, New York

KENZA Pure Fusion Oil Artisan Product of the Year 2018
SKINCARE

KENZA International Beauty LLC is our winner in the Skin Care category. The KENZA Pure Fusion Oil is a rich, natural daily moisturizer that combines two of the best botanical oils for skincare: Argan and Prickly Pear Seed. It deeply moisturizes and protects skin from free radicals while naturally preserving a youthful appearance. You can purchase this product at the KENZA website at this link.

Great light oil for daily use.” – Damaris Lewis

(judge for the Artisan Product of the Year 2018)

KENZA Pure Fusion Oil – Organic daily moisturizer 0.17oz – 1oz – 2oz

KENZA Pure Fusion oil is a daily moisturizer that combines the benefits of two organic Moroccan Oils: Argan oil with Prickly Pear Seed Oil. It is light, quickly absorbed, deeply moisturizes skin, brightens the complexion, and nourishes your skin with natural antioxidants (vitamin E, K) and essential fatty acids. We do not believe in cheap fillers and have a zero tolerance policy for toxic chemicals.

At KENZA International Beauty we call it the upgrade to KENZA Pure Argan oil and the ideal skincare for mature skin (and men love it as an aftershave).

With KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil – Night Serum – they have been our Best Sellers worldwide for the last six years.

Last June 2018 we decided to create a new version of KENZA Pure Fusion Oil (the upgrade of the upgrade) by incorporating two powerful anti-aging beauty ingredients: Helichrysum Italicum, Immortelle and Wild Carrot Seed Oil in addition to Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Argan oil.
KENZA Pure GLOW is another pure blend of potent plant-based botanical oils and essential oils that yields to the ultimate skin care.

KENZA Pure GLOW
Prickly Pear Seed oil + Argan Oil + Helichrysum Immortelle

Are you using KENZA Pure Fusion oil? Share your experience with us.

Do you want to try KENZA Pure Fusion oil or KENZA Pure GLOW? Use code: UpgrademyArgan5 to get $5 OFF on these products (1oz size only).

You can also try all our facial oils in a travel mini size.

We are so proud to share with you all the natural beauty treasures we find in Morocco and France to provide you with safe, potent, beauty products that are good for you, the environment and support social change for women.

#begenerouslybeautiful

Gifts that Give Back for Any Occasions

KENZA Gifts that Give Back are available now!

We have created gifts sets at very special prices (birthday gifts, bridal shower, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day….).

Give natural beauty products that are good for the whole family and that give back to support social change for women.

Get a Free KENZA Moroccan Clutch (Black or White – $42 value) with purchase of $250 (while supplies last).

Always free shipping on orders $50+.

Remember that we also offer e-Gift Certificate that you can purchase online and we email it to the recipients.

Share this email with your loved ones, friends and peers who need to add natural personal care products into their life.

We are grateful for your love and support all these years. We wish to continue providing you the best products that you will share and gift to your loved ones.

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With Love & Gratitude

Moroccan Beauty Ritual SPA

Perhaps you’ve been to Morocco and you were lucky enough to have experienced our Moroccan hammam beauty ritual and now you want to recreate this wonderful experience (and in our opinion, this is the ultimate self-care beauty ritual you can give to yourself). We can help you do that!

In Morocco women and men go to the hammam at least once a week to cleanse their mind, body, and soul. The hammam is a bathhouse, similar to the Turkish bath, where you go to get a whole body scrub to remove the dead skin, cleanse yourself and get a body massage.

When I go to Morocco I overindulge in this traditional beauty ritual and When I come back to my home in New York I enjoy recreating it because my body and soul miss it.

KENZA Beldi Soap & Kissa Exfoliating glove.

At KENZA International Beauty we provide you with the best Moroccan beauty products at affordable prices for you to enjoy this experience at home.

We have now the perfect Moroccan beauty ritual set for you that we will offer at a special price of $109 ($166 value) for a limited time.

KENZA Moroccan Beauty Ritual SPA package includes:

KENZA Beldi Soap Orange Blossom ($17) + KENZA SENSUAL Marrakech Body Oil ($69)+ KENZA Argan oil ENERGY 2oz ($45)
+ KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap ($13) + KENZA Orange Blossom Toner ($12) + KENZA Kessa Mitt Exfoliating GLOVE ($10).

I wrote several posts on how to do it yourself.

CREATE YOUR MOROCCAN HAMMAM
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HAMMAM SPA

Article written by by ORGANIC SPA MAGAZINE
CREATING A HOME HAMMAM FOR TWO

I would love to hear about your experience either from your trip to Morocco or at home. And if you have questions let me know, I will be happy to answer them.

Happy Moroccan Beauty Ritual Hammam SPA!

A small business owner fighting copyright infringement

Fighting copyright infringement.

Over the past six years that KENZA International Beauty has been in business, my content, as well as photographs, have been violated by various companies in Europe, Africa and now the United States.

In legal term it is called copyright infringement: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement

Usually, it is from new start-ups or very small businesses that either were not aware of this rule or simply tried and hoped not to be caught. As easy as it is to download a picture or copy content online it is pretty simple to find your work online on other sites. After being kindly notified they apologize and remove the picture or content from their website. But sometimes you have to apply other ways and let’s just say that I was responsible for several websites to be shut down.

The common rule is that when you find a picture on a public domain such as Google and you decide to use it, you have the obligation to first check to whom it belongs, ask for authorization to use it from the owner, or use it and give credit.

You also have tons of photographs ready to be purchased from Shutterstock, Getty images, Adobe Stock, and many others for a couple of dollars that can be used legally.

This time one of my Argan tree pictures was simply stolen by Nick Chavez Beverly Hills. Without any authorization or credit for my copyrighted work, or shame Nick Chavez Beverly Hills just photoshopped his Thirst Quencher Hydrating Hairspray with Argan oil product on my picture to use it for marketing, commercial and promotion purposes for several months until I confronted them.

This instagram post was posted on May 31st, 2018 then removed.

Advertising on Instagram his product with my picture.
This post was later removed.

After a public pressure via social media (nowadays that’s the best way to get attention and that’s when Facebook become an efficient way to communicate with corporations), they removed it from all their social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) where they were shamelessly advertising their product: Thirst Quencher Hydrating Hairspray with Argan oil. They also placed it in a newsletter campaign that was sent via an internet service company called Milled.

This was on Milled.com until it will be removed by Google as I requested it by law (DMCA takedown) .

Proudly showing his products via a newsletter using Milled.
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DMCA Takedown Milled Nick Chavez Beverly Hills 92618

Instead of apologizing for their illegal action they arrogantly challenged me to prove that I was the owner of this particular picture. Well, that picture was taken almost two years ago on a rainy day in the garden of Atlas Kasbah hotel in Agadir, Morocco. For this particular photo shoot, I took a long flight from New York to Casablanca (8 hours), a bus trip to Agadir with my Assistant (7 hours), a car rental and a hotel stay to be able to take this unique photo.

And by the way this unique Argan tree with wet Argan nuts is registered as my copyright work now:
Argan Tree Agadir – ©2016 KENZA International Beauty.

Argan Tree Agadir ©2016 KENZA International Beauty

They naively stated that when they found my picture on Google (which by the way, was posted on my Blog: What is Argan Oil? where it is clearly mentioned at the bottom: All content is copyright @KENZA International Beauty – Khadija Fajry)

“they were not familiar with my company and website”

so they just decided to take it without permission. Well of course, how easy! I bet they wouldn’t have touched it if they saw L’Oréal instead or Getty Images.
{ps: it would be great if Google added a protection for all the non-licensed pictures not to be downloaded easily.}.

As many of you know by now just by following my blog, being a client or just a fan on social media, part of my work is to travel on location (Morocco, France) to share with you my discoveries, new ingredients, and share as much information as I can that relate to the production of the botanical ingredients used in my KENZA be generously beautiful™ line.

Khadija Fajry admiring the beautiful Argan Tree at Atlas Kasbah hotel in Agadir, Morocco where the famous picture was taken the day before when it rained. – Photo taken by my Assistant Mouna.

This is where my Argan Tree picture was taken when it rained.

I spend a big part of my budget on these work travels (time, transportation, accommodations, food, guides, etc) and getting the highest ingredients available too because it is important for me not only to show you the source of everything I use in my KENZA beauty line but also let you discover with me.

Every picture you will see on my blog, website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest and YouTube, are my own.
All of these photographs are copyrighted as soon as you are the one taking them but if you want to add a layer of protection it is better to register them at https://www.copyright.gov

I am happy to collaborate, share and give information when you simply ask but I will not tolerate that you have the shameless audacity to steal my work.

This statement is for my clients and followers to know what happens behind the scenes. I thank you all for your support during this case and for the past six years. This is also for other small business owners that have to deal with this copyright infringement situation. You are not alone. We have laws that protect us and our work. Don’t let it go unsolved.

It is also for Nick Chavez Beverly Hills clients worldwide (on his website, QVC, Dermastore, Amazon, and all the other marketplaces that he sells on) to see how unethical, arrogant and shameless this company is to take advantage of a small business like mine instead of just spending a couple of dollars to purchase a picture or license it legally because they can clearly afford it.

What does that tell you about the way Nick Chavez Beverly Hills conducts his business?

I am a minority woman small business owner and I will do all I can to protect and defend my work.

Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think of this. Share your experience on how you fighting copyright infringement for your company.

Happy New Year 2015!

Sidi Ifni - Morocco
Sidi Ifni – Morocco

Happy belated New Year Beautiful Friends !!!

While for most people the beginning of a new year is the time for new self-improvement resolutions, I usually do not have much time to think about it. This time, instead, I started the year with a nasty case of the flu. I was very sick for ten days, physically exhausted, and unable to do any work. For once, I had time to reflect and I realized I need a better balance between managing my business, taking care of my family and myself, and volunteering. And delegate more : Whole Foods can be a great personal chef!

During the last six months of 2014, I over- worked and, essentially, tried to do more than I could handle. So, this year, I made a resolution to take more time off, to get back into martial arts training with a MMA fighter at InnerGfitness (for therapy and stress management), to not answer work emails or calls at night or Sundays, and to try to keep my personal and professional lives separate.

Since the inception of KENZA International Beauty almost two and half years ago, I have been constantly solving problems, coming up with creative ideas, and juggling the multiple hats that all small business owners wear to run a successful business. However, two events particularly energized me in 2014.

The first one was the article published in July by The Guardian Newspaper.

Khadija Fajry picture by Nina Roberts
Khadija Fajry
picture by Nina Roberts

This put KENZA International Beauty on the map as a global provider of the best, socially responsible, pure, and organic Moroccan Oils. This helped us expand our market (retail & wholesale) to the UK, Kenya, the UAE, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Sweden, Dominican Republic, and even in Morocco. I will always be grateful to Nina Roberts for finding me and sharing my story to the world.
We do not have a big marketing budget to promote our business. Instead, we rely on “organic” marketing: being featured on TV news programs, magazines, and celebrities’ beauty blogs, and by the word of mouth of our many beautiful friends (e.g. customers). We prefer to spend funds on developing new and superior products, and on improving women lives.

The second one was the Chase Mission Main Street Grant competition I entered in October. A $150,000 grant would have taken my social enterprise business to the next level right away. It would have helped us create more products, upgrade our brand and website, and provide more financial support to women in Morocco and the USA. Unfortunately, the national competition was fierce and we did not receive one of the twenty grants. I was sad for a couple of days, but then I thought about all the wonderful and beautiful friends who voted for us and cheered us all the way, and I felt so much better because I know with your support I am sure we will find another way to fulfill our social mission.
Thank you again!

Looking ahead to 2015, I know it will be another successful year for KENZA International Beauty and a more balanced one for me!

Stay tuned as we will soon announce the introduction of a new beauty treasure from Morocco, a redesigned package, new giveaways, and other exciting projects. Sign up at http://kenza-international-beauty.com

With Love & Gratitude
#begenerouslybeautiful