KENZA International Beauty’s second visit to the women cooperative in Arazane, Morocco – April 2013

On the way to Arazane - The Argan forest
On the way to Arazane – The Argan forest

It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since I first visited the women of the Tirizite cooperative in June 2012, a memorable experience I shared with all of you (see article here).

Since then, and thanks to your support, we have successfully launched our KENZA International Beauty enterprise to promote positive social change for women in the United States and Morocco. Thus, I felt it was time to return to the Tirizite cooperative to share our progress with the women and to make a donation.

After a final five hour drive from Ouarzazate, I arrived to Arazane where the lovely ladies welcomed us (I was with my son and a cousin this time) by singing traditional Berber songs.

Welcomed by the Cooperative Director
Welcomed by the Cooperative Director
From  Ouarzazate to Arazane.
From Ouarzazate to Arazane.
Welcome songs for us.
Welcome songs for us.

I was overwhelmed by many emotions: happy to see them again, touched by their hospitality, but also sad to see not much had changed for them since my first visit.

Still, they expressed gratitude, hope, and joy for our mutual success. We discussed our concerns, projects, and plans over some lovely food they prepared and I showed them the video and pictures we took during my first visit. They laughed, sang, danced, and for one short night they were able to forget their difficult lives.

Meeting with the women at the cooperative.
Meeting with the women at the cooperative.

We had Moroccan tea, tagine, couscous, and pastries at a dinner hosted by Latifa (the cooperative Director) with all of the women and their kids.

Dinner party at Women Cooperative in Arazane
Dinner party at Women Cooperative in Arazane

After the delicious meal, came the time to share some donations we brought from the US: money, new clothes for the women and their children, and t-shirts graciously donated by The New York Women’s Foundation that KENZA International Beauty also support (see articles here).

Gifts from the New York Women's Foundation.
Gifts from the New York Women’s Foundation.
Distributing the gifts
Distributing the gifts

At this time, the emotions filled the room quickly as I could see joy in their eyes. They all loved the gifts but, most of all, they loved the fact that others generous people cared about them, were willing to help them, and give them hope for a better future.

The tearful goodbyes and long hugs were touching as they insisted in giving me a beauty treatment with Argan oil the next day before my departure.

From nuts, kernels to Argan oil. At women cooperative in Arazane
From nuts, kernels to Argan oil. At women cooperative in Arazane

Video: Argan beauty treatment at the cooperative in Morocco

I was happy to have returned to Arazane; this visit motivates me to redouble my efforts to help these women and the women and girls in New York City with the help of all my generously beautiful friends.

KENZA International Beauty supports social change for Women in the US & Morocco
KENZA International Beauty supports social change for Women in the US & Morocco


“Generosity is giving more than you can, pride is taking less than you need”
– Khalil Gibran

KENZA International Beauty: Love & Gratitude

We feel so blessed and grateful for the LOVE we’ve been receiving in the two months we’ve been open:

We are honored that Dr Frank Lipman has mentioned our KENZA Pure Argan Oil in the products he LOVES.

Our products received great reviews from our KENZA beautiful friends.

KENZA International Beauty was featured in Telemundo on January 29th, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DCS94F4FQhg

Our KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ products are now sold at the Argana Day SPA, Brooklyn, NY

We are proud of our KENZA Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils and we LOVE to share it with all of you. Visit our website to learn more about our products (retail & wholesale) and social mission for women in the USA & Morocco.

With Love & Gratitude

The Amazing benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Organic Beauty: KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Organic Beauty:
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Although I have used Argan Oil for many years, I have to admit that it was not until earlier this year that I discovered Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil. This happens to be another beauty treasure from my native country of Morocco and which Europeans have been crazy about for many years already. It is a potent antioxidant beauty oil that it is currently the most sought after ingredient for the beauty and cosmetic industry.

Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil is also 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 (or half a ton of fruit) are required to yield about 34oz. of oil.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil has a high concentrations of Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and essential fatty acids (Linoleic Acid or Omega 6). This oil contains more Tocopherol (molecules with strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties) than any other oil available in the beauty care market (almost 1-1/2 times more Tocopherol than Argan oil).

KENZA-Pure-Fusion-OilI am myself a user and a fan of this precious oil. I had two large dark spots on my face due to hyper-pigmentation. My dermatologist prescribed the usual chemical “bleaching” hydroquinone creams as treatment.

However, my face skin had a bad reaction to the creams and it turned dry, itchy, with red spots. I immediately stopped using the creams, cancelled my follow up appointments, and instead decided to try this organic, pure, and natural product. I applied it religiously every night and, after a few months, I can show you that this precious oil does indeed work. My dark spot have diminished and my complexion is even and smooth. Also, my eye shadows are brighter while my skin is deeply moisturized and has a healthy, natural glow.

For people that, like me, have suffered with skin imperfections that make us feel uncomfortable, here is a completely natural product with exceptional components that, used in a concentrated form, will give you results.

Treat Dark Spots and Sun damage naturally
Treat Dark Spots and Sun damage naturally

In my opinion KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil will revolutionize the beauty world. Not only it is inexpensive, but most importantly it is super safe to use.


KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
is the flagship product of KENZA International Beauty. During my first trip to Morocco in behalf of KENZA International Beauty LLC, I was able to secure a reliable supplier of Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil that will allow me to make it affordable and accessible to all of you. (Read my story in The Guardian Newspaper)

KENZA Pure Elixir Combo
KENZA Pure Elixir Combo

KENZA International Beauty offers 100% pure, USDA Organic Prickly Pear Seed oil in four products:

Share with us your skin concerns and questions about our Moroccan oils.

Be generously beautiful!
Khadija Fajry