Prickly Pear Seed oil: the new hot beauty miracle

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

Prickly Pear Seed oil, barbary fig oil or Aknari however you choose to call it, is the “hot” beauty oil of the moment. The beauty industry and media like Allure Magazine have finally started buzzing about its miraculous benefits on skin and hair.

The Organic SPA Magazine named it “Hot” ingredient in 2014 and featured our KENZA Pure Fusion oil.

KENZA Pure Fusion Oil  featured in Organic SPA Magazine
KENZA Pure Fusion Oil
featured in Organic SPA Magazine

ELLE Magazine featured this precious beauty ingredient and our unique KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil.

KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil in ELLE Magazine March 2015
KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil in ELLE Magazine March 2015

What is Prickly Pear Seed Oil?

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 Seeds

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.

Here you can watch a video from my recent trip to the south of Morocco, in the Ait Baamrane region, where the Prickly Pear Seed Oil is produced.

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

At KENZA International Beauty we introduced you to this luxurious ingredient three years ago. And you can find it in four products of our KENZA “be generously beauty”™ line:

KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil: 100% pure, organic prickly pear seed oil
KENZA Pure Fusion oil: 100% pure, organic prickly pear seed oil and argan oil
Also in KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap and KENZA Pure Hair Treatment oil (find them here)

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Have you included pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil in your beauty care routine?
We would love to hear from you.

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

KENZA International Beauty celebrates Earth Day at The Green Festival NYC

KENZA International Beauty celebrates Earth Day
with organic, 100% pure, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, chemical-free, and socially responsible Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed oil

KENZA International Beauty at Green Festival NYC 2014
KENZA International Beauty at Green Festival NYC 2014

KENZA International Beauty
This will be our second year attending the Green Festival NYC 2014
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New York City Green Festival launches its third year April 26-27 at a new venue, Pier 94! At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses – everything from all-natural body care products and organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, beautiful home renovations made from renewable resources, plus vegan and vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local, artisanal foods. Get your ticket online now (and save)!

During the two-day festival we will offer special packages and promotions on your favorite KENZA “be generously beautiful” ™ Skin & Hair product. This will be a great opportunity to stock up on special gifts for Mother’s day, Father’s day, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, anniversaries, school teachers, and any other special occasion.

Our Skin & Hair line is for women and men

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KENZA Pure Argan oil 2oz
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil 1oz
KENZA Pure Fusion oil (Argan & Prickly Pear Seed Oil)-2oz
KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil -4oz
KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap – 4.2oz

We will also offer special discounts (up to 30% off) on wholesale purchase of at least $250 only at the Green Festival.

If you cannot attend the Green Festival NYC, you can always shop at our e-store and take advantage of our Earth Day special promotion: use Code KENZAGF20 for 20% off all purchases $75 or more (valid only during April 22nd – April 27th 11:59pm EST). This offer is not valid for KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil or on Gift Certificates.

For more information on our products and reviews:
http://www.kenza-puremoroccanbeautyoils.com/press-testimonials

YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS SOCIAL CHANGE FOR WOMEN IN THE USA & MOROCCO

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Wholesale distribution Organic Argan oil – Prickly Pear Seed Oil

KENZA Pure Argan Oil & KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil - Retail/Wholesale Distribution
KENZA Pure Argan Oil & KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil – Retail/Wholesale Distribution

KENZA International Beauty provides the highest quality skin & hair beauty care made with 100% Pure Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil. Our Moroccan oils are USDA Organic, registered with the FDA, ISO9001 certified for quality, sustainably sourced, produced by women cooperative, and support social change for women.

KENZA “be generously beautiful” ™ Skin & Hair care line is available for retail and wholesale and also available in bulk for Organic/Green SPA, Health & Beauty stores, and professional Hair salons.

Visit: http://kenza-international-beauty.com/

KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ Skin & Hair line for retail and wholesale distribution:

KENZA Pure Argan Oil 2oz / $30, 1oz / /$15: organic argan oil (Argania spinosa).
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil 1oz / $77: organic prickly pear seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica).
KENZA Pure Fusion Oil 2oz/$67 ,1oz/$37:
organic argan oil (Argania spinosa), organic prickly pear seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica).
KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil 4oz/$47 – 1oz/$17
KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap 4.2oz -$12
with organic argan oil (Argania spinosa), organic prickly pear seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica)

Where to find our Moroccan beauty oils products -Online, SPA and Beauty stores:

KENZA International Beauty
OpenSky.com | Gloss48.com | Mohchi.com | Econibella.com | Argana Day SPA | Lollique Beauté | SPAdet |

Contact us for more information and a quote: wholesales@kenza-international-beauty.com

KENZA International Beauty Introduces 100% Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils You Can Be Beautiful. Or You Can Be Generously Beautiful.

KENZA International Beauty
KENZA International Beauty

KENZA International Beauty Introduces 100% Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils
You Can Be Beautiful. Or You Can Be Generously Beautiful.
New York, NY, February 3rd, 2014 – KENZA International Beauty, a corporate social enterprise had successfully launched a pure Moroccan beauty oils product line: KENZA “be generously beautiful”™

• Within its first year, KENZA International Beauty cultivated a loyal international following from the US to Australia, garnering raves from beauty editors, makeup artists, and bloggers.
• KENZA means treasure in Arabic while “be generously beautiful”™ refers to the introduction of a philanthropic element in the purchase of beauty care products.
• KENZA International Beauty harnesses the power of two treasured certified organic Moroccan oils known for centuries to carry beautifying properties.

o While prized Argan oil has gained popularity in the beauty market recently; KENZA International Beauty introduced the highly sought and precious Prickly Pear Seed oil, with the highest levels of antioxidants (vitamin E) and essential fatty acids (Linoleic Acid or Omega 6).

• With excellent price points ranging from $12 to $77 (excluding special offers/sets):

o KENZA “be generously beautiful” ™ luxurious skin and hair beauty oils line is priced to be affordable, so everybody can experience pure beauty without sacrificing on quality.

• KENZA International Beauty aims to achieve real beauty with a streamlined product range while supporting women social causes.

The Exception. Not the Rule.

• Consciously created & certified for purity. KENZA International Beauty scoured the market to select the purest oils from trusted sources—and has the certification to prove it
o Certified USDA Organic – Registered with the FDA – ISO9001 certified for quality
o Sustainably sourced and produced by women’s cooperatives in Morocco
o Chemical & Cruelty-free

• KENZA “be generously beautiful”™: KENZA International Beauty uses its collective buying power to support social change for women by partnering with two women’s foundations in the US, as well as directly supporting a women’s cooperative in Morocco.

Visible Results. Simple Formulas.

KENZA International Beauty’s superior skin and hair care range incorporates only the purest ingredients without the use of parabens, mineral oils, silicones, alcohol, colorants, or animal ingredients. Never tested on animals.
Versatile Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil are enjoyed by women for their head to toe beauty care and by well-groomed men.
Formulas are results-driven with client feedback including improvement in skin tone, increased skin elasticity, diminished age spots, and nourished skin, hair, and nails.

KENZA International Beauty – A generously beautiful mission since December 2012

Contact: Khadija Fajry, Founder & CEO – KENZA International Beauty LLC
46-28 Vernon Blvd, Suite 403, New York, NY 11101 Cell:1-646-249-7769

KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ Skin & Hair line for retail and wholesale distribution:

KENZA International Beauty Anniversarry sale

KENZA Pure Argan Oil 2oz / $30, 1oz / /$15: organic argan oil (Argania spinosa).
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil 1oz / $77: organic prickly pear seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica).
KENZA Pure Fusion Oil 2oz/$67 ,1oz/$37:
organic argan oil (Argania spinosa), organic prickly pear seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica).
KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil 4oz/$47 – 1oz/$17
KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap 4.2oz -$12
with organic argan oil (Argania spinosa), organic prickly pear seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica)

Where to find our Moroccan beauty oils products -Online, SPA and Beauty stores:

KENZA International Beauty

OpenSky.com | Gloss48.com | Mohchi.com | Econibella.com | Argana Day SPA | Lollique Beauté | SPAdet |

Outstanding Feedback and Press:

On TV:
-Telemundo: KENZA International Beauty on Telemundo* Mujer de hoy: Beneficios del aceite de Argon
-The Daily Dish: KENZA Pure Argan oil & KENZA Pure Hair Treatment oil: ABC4 Utah – the Daily Dish

Media & Beauty experts Recognition:

– Dr. Frank Lipman on Pinterest: “Be Well Products We Love”

– Sophie Uliano, New York Times bestselling author, healthy living advocate and Beauty Insider on OpenSky, loved KENZA Pure Platinum package, KENZA Pure Argan Oil and KENZA Pure SPA Bar.

– Kim West, Beauty World News: “The Benefits of Facial Oils: Yes, They’re Good for Your Skin”

– Celebrity Makeup Artist Nicole Bryl Make-Up New York:
Incorporates “KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil” into her makeup kit when she’s getting her clients Red Carpet Ready!
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil & KENZA Pure Hair Treatment oil have made the list of beauty products Nicole Bryl can’t live without. “Celebrity Makeup Artist: Nicole Bryl, Make-Up New York, Spills Her Can’t Live Without Beauty.”

– Blogger Bellina of Nibella: KENZA International Beauty: Pure Fusion Oil
“This oil has kept my skin moisturized and supple despite the windy autumn weather. It absorbs quickly into the skin and gives me a natural glow. I’ve accumulated some brown spots from my vacation in Thailand over the summer, and the oil, to my delight, is gradually lightening the spots. This oil will definitely be holding prime cabinet space throughout the rest of Autumn and Winter.”

– Blogger Megan of Seed To Serum: Argan for All!
“KENZA Pure Fusion Oil: This remarkable blend contains only two spectacular oils, argan and prickly pear. Wrinkles and dehydration are no match for these two nutrient-dense oils. This oil is perfect for purists looking for a little more oomph than argan alone can offer, but not willing to stray too far from the familiar. It is also wonderful for men because the scent is nutty, rather than sweet and flowery.”

What our Beautiful Friends, a.k.a. our clients, say:
Alicia Archer reviews KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil: Read her Blog & watch her video
Amira Lamb KENZA Pure Argan oil & KENZA Pure Fusion Oil
Karen R. NY KENZA Pure Argan Oil & KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Elaine, S. NY KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil & KENZA Pure SPA Bar Soap
Andrea A. NY KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Cynthia D. NY KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil
Janet M. OH KENZA Pure Fusion Oil

To read more reviews on each product, go to Shop & Products

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Contact: KENZA International Beauty LLC – Khadija Fajry, Founder & CEO
46-28 Vernon Blvd, Suite 403, New York, NY 11101 Cell:1-646-249-7769

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