Shopping during the holiday season is stressful enough as it seems that our do to list gets longer and longer during the last months of the year.
We want you to manage the level of stress you let into your life, make enough time to take care of yourself, relax, eat well, enjoy quality family time and not worry about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and shop small sales happening at various dates in November.
At KENZA International Beauty we offer a sale from now until November 26th, 2018 at 11:59 pm E.T.
Use code: BLACKCYBERSALE20 to get 20% OFF at checkout in our Retail e-store. (Not valid on already discounted Gift packages and Travel size beauty).
Use code: BLACKCYBERSALEW10 to get 10% OFF at checkout in our Wholesale e-store.
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.
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
KENZA International Beauty is participating to several Holiday Pop Up Markets in New York 2014.
Come shop for your Organic Moroccan Oils: Argan Oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil.
Here is where you can find us and shop for KENZA International Beauty organic Moroccan Oils:
COFFEED Holiday Pop Up Art & Shop Long Island City, NY
Saturday December 13th, 2014 6:00pm – 8:30pm
37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York 11101
email@example.com rsvp Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614974391957840&ref=70
TRUE Beauty Brooklyn, NY
Sunday December 14th, 2014 1:00pm to 6:00pm
True Beauty Brooklyn
419 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
KENZA International Beauty is a social enterprise providing high quality Moroccan oils. We believe that you should all have access to excellent, healthy, and green beauty products at many stores here in New York but also all over the United States.
Here are the stores where you can find our organic Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil here in New York City:
KENZA – “be generously beautiful”™ is a new upscale line of all natural skin and hair care products made with 100% pure, USDA Organic Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil that deeply moisturizes skin and hair leaving them hydrated, beautiful, healthy, and protected from free radicals.
Our socially responsible line can be used by women, men and children. It is formulated without parabens, mineral oils, silicones, alcohol, colorant, or animal ingredients (and not tested on animals).
We support social change for women in Morocco and in the United States. We donate and share 10% of our net profits with women foundations and a women cooperative.
Join us and come try our 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil at the Giving True Beauty in Brooklyn.
When: Thursday December 4th, 2014 from 6 to 9pm Where: True Beauty Brooklyn 419 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
“DRY, ITCHY, FLAKY knees, elbows, shoulders—well, just about every part of the body—are not a problem exclusive to chilly climates. They’re the result of a lack of moisture in the air. And eradicating the issue is harder than it seems.
“If you’re 18 and live in [a humid area like] Hawaii, you don’t need to worry about dry skin in winter,” said Rebecca Fitzgerald, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist. “If you’re older, and you live in a cold place like New York, going in and out of overheated rooms, or in a dry, windy place like L.A., it’s a different story.” Skin is drier in winter because cool air holds less water vapor, or humidity, than warm air. Forced-air heating systems also make water held in the skin evaporate faster.
The skin has two basic layers, explained Dr. Fitzgerald: the dermis where the sweat glands, capillaries and nerve endings are, and the epidermis. “The outer cells of the epidermis fit together like puzzle pieces to protect the dermis,” she said. “They don’t have their own blood flow, but they get a diffusion of blood and water from the dermis. The skin also produces oil to help the epidermis seal in that moisture.”
When a hot, soapy shower washes oils away, moisture evaporates from the skin, and the dry cells can turn into flakes, which she described as “flat, like paper, and waxy.”
There are a handful of simple tactics for battling seasonal scaly skin. Jordan Carqueville, a dermatologist at the Skin Care Center of Chicago, advises patients to use soap only on the parts of the body that need it, to sleep with a humidifier in their bedrooms—and to gently exfoliate before they moisturize…”
We recommend using KENZA Pure Argan oil & KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil. We offer many beauty packages and combo for you to experience the beauty of our pure Moroccan Beauty Oils.