Why do I bring my Argan oil with me when I travel and especially to Morocco?

Why do I bring my Argan oil with me when I travel and especially to Morocco where it is widely available?

We all know by now that Argan oil or Moroccan oil is only sourced in Morocco. It is an oil that is produced from Argan nuts that grow only in the southern part of Morocco.

When you travel to Morocco you can see it everywhere and with its increased popularity this last decade worldwide, everybody got into producing and selling Argan oil in Morocco. Unfortunately not all products on the market are regulated which makes it difficult for you buyers to differentiate between good Argan oi, chemically processed and even fake ones.

How can you be sure you are buying pure, authentic, unadulterated, and unrefined Moroccan Argan oil?

That was my main mission when I decided to launch KENZA International Beauty. Those were my worries. How can I be sure to provide only the highest quality, 100% Pure and organic Moroccan Argan oil?

Being native from this country, knowing so well the behind the scenes of the Argan oil business led me to search for the only supplier that can guarantee the highest quality with not only laboratory tests analyses but also certifications like USDA organic and most importantly ISO9001 international quality certification.

Most production of Argan oil in Morocco is organic and has been handcrafted by Berber women at cooperatives for centuries.

How Moroccan Argan oil is produced is one question to ask but the main concern to have is how is it processed, what production requirements does it go through, how is it packaged and what are the procedures implicated to guarantee the quality of the final product?

This is why I found a supplier in Morocco, and one of the few here that is ISO9001 certified.
Every batch that enters the manufacture goes first to be tested for authenticity and quality. Every batch no matter how long they have been working with the cooperatives supplying them.

At KENZA International Beauty we offer two organic Moroccan oils: Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil that go through the extensive regulated process from production, packaging to shipping to guarantee that you are only using the highest quality products.

Try our KENZA Pure Argan oil!

KENZA Pure Argan oil is a multipurpose natural moisturizer, non-greasy, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that will nourish your skin and hair. It is safe and good for the whole family.

I want all of you to try it and take it with you on your next travel or just to replace your regular moisturizer, hair conditioner, and body lotion. It works great as an after-sun too.

KENZA Pure Argan oil and selected beauty products are on sale now until 5/31/18.

And if you are an indie beauty formulator we have also our Organic Argan oil wholesale on sale.


Find out all our products with organic Argan oil at https://kenza-international-beauty.com

Anti-Aging Secrets around the World

During my December trip to Costa Rica, I visited the old town of Nicoya in the Guanacaste region.
Nicoya is one of the five “Blue Zones” in the world where people live the longest while having a great quality of life.

Read more

TIME Health
HEALTH AGING – 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

By JAMIE DUCHARME February 15, 2018

According to scientists, the most likely factors for this longevity are family connections, diet, exercise, and the local environment.

Does this beach paradise hold the secret to long life?
By Robert Howell, CNN

“This notion that you have to be rich to be healthy is completely wrong, and in Blue Zones we’re almost wholly seeing longevity among people who would technically be well below the U.S. poverty line,” says Buettner.

Read more and make sure to watch the video. I guarantee you will be amazed and book your next vacation (or retirement place) to Costa Rica.

So if you plan to move to beautiful Nicoya, don’t forget to pack your supply of KENZA beauty products so you can look your best in your 100s (or just order online and we will ship to your address in Nicoya).

Here are few pictures from my trip to Costa Rica.

Global Natural Beauty Rise

“Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it’s just who you are. You’re embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don’t get to see that.”

(Rozonda Thomas)

The singer-songwriter and early ‘90s member of group TLC is spot on with her quote about natural beauty. And a lot of people seem to agree with her.

According to a recent report by Grand View Research, “growing demand for organic and natural hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products is expected to augment” the growth of the global organic personal care market to $25.1 billion by 2025 as demand for organic skincare, haircare, and cosmetics drives consumers to look for natural and organic labels.

Because skincare (body lotions, sunscreens, and face creams) is expected to have the largest market share, followed by haircare, natural and organic skincare is expected to be close to one-third of the total global organic beauty market.

This phenomenal growth is driven by factors such as:

– Changing consumer perception towards organic products

– Growing awareness of harmful effects associated with chemical substances

– Rising demand for chemical-free skin and hair care products

– Changing lifestyle of consumers regarding organic personal care

– The ability of natural ingredients to provide anti-oxidation properties and improve skin immunity

– E-commerce as a key source used by consumers’ access to products that are otherwise unavailable in malls and retail stores

– Stringent regulations promoting natural product use in the skincare industry

The global cosmetic market is highly competitive due to many large cosmetic brands. Market leaders are launching new products and acquiring smaller companies to grow their product line and to expand geographically.
KENZA International Beauty has carved a niche in this ultra-competitive market by providing the highest quality natural beauty products to meet the increasing demand for clean label products by health conscious consumers globally.

We also supply many indie beauty brands around the world that proudly create unique cosmetics with our wholesale organic Moroccan oils
Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil) and Essential oils (Lavender and Lavandin oils) sourced from Provence, France.

Our customers are now free to use less or no make-up and let their natural beauty shine!

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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What is Argan Oil or Moroccan Argan Oil?

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WHAT IS ARGAN OIL or MOROCCAN ARGAN OIL?
 

Argan oil, one of the oldest beauty treasures from Morocco, is a multi-purpose natural beauty care product that will enhance your beauty life. This natural wonder oil, used by Moroccan women for centuries, is derived from the fruit of the Argan (Argania Spinosa) tree in the Southwest of Morocco. The Argan tree can live up to 200 years in a dry arid region and produces an oval-shape green and yellow fruit. A single tree yields 8-13 lbs. of Argan fruit per harvest while each fruit contains 2-3 kernels. Almost 7 lbs. of kernel are required to produce about 34 fl.oz. of Pure Argan Oil.

What is Argan Oil?
The production of Argan oil is a labor intensive process that involves manual handling by Moroccan women at cooperatives. After the nuts are collected, they are cracked open by hand with a stone to obtain the kernels which are then machine cold pressed to extract the precious Argan oil. It takes up to 20 hours to produce about 34 fl.oz of Argan Oil.

Composition & Benefits
 

Argan oil contains approximately twice as much Tocopherols (Vitamin E) than Olive Oil*.
 
“Tocopherols are molecules with strong anti-oxidant and free radical scavenging properties. gamma-Tocopherols, the most efficient free radical scavenger of all tocopherols, composes 69 percent of argan oil total tocopherols content”**
 
Its high level of essential fatty acids – Oleic (Omega 9) and Linoleic (Omega 6) – associated to powerful antioxidants (such as Tocopherols and Polyphenols) makes this natural beauty oil an essential element for moisturizing, treating, nourishing, conditioning, and protecting your skin, hair, cuticles, and nails.
 
KENZA Pure Argan Oil is a potent non-greasy treatment that is easily absorbed by the skin. Among its many natural benefits,

– conditions the skin hydro-lipid layer and locks in moisture
– improves skin elasticity
– treats scars, stretch marks, minor bugs bites, and rashes
– helps to heal acne and blemishes
– softens and strengthens nails and cuticles
– nourishes and conditions hair and prevents split ends

Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits for Skin & Hair Article by Dr. Axe

Argan Oil: A Moroccan Craft

KENZA Pure Argan Oil:
 

Fatty Acids in Argan Oil

Oleic Acid 43-49.1%
Linoleic Acid 29.3-36%
Stearic Acid 4.3-7.2%
Palmitic Acid 11.5-15%
Tocopherol 620 mg/kg

*(Source: Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011; 113: 403-408)

** Guillaume, D. & Charrouf, Z. (2011). Argan Oil. Alternative Medicine Review http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/16/3/275.pdf.
***Source: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 2010; 62: 1669-1975 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2042-7158.2010.01190.x/full

We offer Argan oil retail and wholesale, visit our e-store.

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