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.
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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

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Organic Skin, Hair and Body care made by Nature.

All organic skin, hair and body care products made with plant based botanicals ingredients: Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Moroccan Argan oil, wild Carrot Seed oil, Black Seed Oil, Rose oil, Lavender, Helichrysum – Immortelle and Orange blossom essential oils.

Skin, Hair and Body Care made by Nature.

From five beauty products to fifty in less than five years, that’s what we have accomplished together.



Not only I am so proud of the steady growth and worldwide success of KENZA International Beauty, I am also deeply grateful to my beautiful friends worldwide (a.k.a clients) for allowing me to create, be curious, innovate, and continue to deliver luxurious, high quality products.

Over the years I read your reviews and emails asking for new products or to change others. After a year and half of intense work and few obstacles along the road, I am excited to introduce to you the new KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ in a brand new packaging.

I have added new facial serums with new precious ingredients like Helichrysum Immortelle, Wild Carrot Seed Oil, Rose Oil Otto, Frankincense and Sandalwood to create a skincare line that will target most of our skincare issues.
Check out KENZA Pure GLOW , Argan ENERGY , Argan CLARITY , Prickly Pear Seed Oil ETERNEL and Prickly Pear Seed Oil ELIXIR).

You will find them in several sizes: in 1oz (with dropper), 2oz (pump), 4oz (lotion pump) and 0.17oz Roll on Travel size bottle to always have it with you wherever you go, to try it for the first time or to gift.

I have extended KENZA Moroccan Oils Hair care line. Now you can shop for a daily hair serum (pure formula of six organic plant-based oils and essential oils), a weekly hair repair (previously KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil, the size has changed to 3oz and from plastic to glass) and a Hair Mask that is so rich, pure and super nourishing (you won’t find anything like it in the beauty market! The first ingredient is Prickly Pear extract and NOT water).

In our Bath and Body care you will find new size for BELDI Soaps, a Rose Honey Face Scrub, and a luxurious Body Scrub made with the Prickly Pear Seeds, Honey, and scented with Cherry Blossom oil. It is so delicious, rich and will leave your skin silky soft.

Now we offer three new Body Oils: KENZA Pure LOVE with Argan oil and Sandalwood, SENSUAL Marrakech (previously Pure Marrakech Body Oil) and RECOVERY Oil with Lavender and Peppermint.

Also check out our new Toiletry bag where you can organize all your KENZA beauty Moroccan style.

Visit our e-store Specials and start today with a natural beauty/grooming care.

If you feel that your best friends or loved ones would benefit from our beauty line, share our Information and specials with them.

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With your love and support, we can spread more LOVE-BEAUTY-GENEROSITY – Thank you!

With Love & Gratitude
Khadija Fajry
Founder & CEO – KENZA International Beauty

The path to Holistic Beauty

Find ways to let your mind discover other possibilities.
We all have it within ourselves to find inner peace, balance and happiness.

While attending the National Symposium of Holistic Arts Practitioner at Harvard University last week I learned that we have many ways to heal ourselves with what is available around and within us: oxygen, water, energy, frequencies, exercise, flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables, sea salts, minerals and crystals.
But our biggest and most powerful tools are our mind, consciousness, awareness and abilities to listen.

It is only when we allow our conscious mind to listen to what we need and why we need it that we can truly help ourselves achieve wellbeing and stop being fooled with toxic ephemeral solutions.

Holistic Beauty
KENZA International Beauty

We are surrounded by many holistic wellness optons or approaches to heal symptoms, diseases and overall well-being. It includes Naturopathy, homeopathy, massage therapy (deep tissue, Thai massage , Chi gong, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu) , meditation, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Acupunture, Reiki, or even hypnotherapy.

I participated to this symposium without thinking that I was also a healer. After two days of listening to holistic experts talk, I understood that there are many ways to offer healing. I discovered that by offering beauty products made with natural, botanical active ingredients, I am also contributing to your well-being and therefore I am a healer.

This is the path that I want to continue exploring and by offering what nature already blesses us with, I want to be part of your well-being.

I am so grateful to all the participants for guiding my way by sharing their knowledge, passion and love of healing others.

Dr. Khadija Hayari, ND, CNC, MH Naturopathic SPA

Dr. Tammy Hunter – Connection Hypnotherapy

Sylvain Coulon Hypnotherapy

House Call Vet NYC

Euphoria: Reiki Healing

East West Health – St. George

Lighthouse Neuromuscular Massage Therapy.

Yen Acupuncture

FlorAlive®

Hypnosis with Mike

Fragrant Wellness

Bina Mehta Spice Blends

Dr Corinne Weaver DC

Alternative Therapies & Massage

KENZA-Pure-Prickly-Pear-Seed-Oil-Giveaway!

KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil 1oz
KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil 1oz

You read that right! After all our brand name is “be generously beautiful”!

I introduced KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil four years ago after experiencing great results on my skin when I was dealing with hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) on my face.

Read more on my story here.

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

I know for sure that many women deal with this issue and are willing to do whatever it takes to have beautiful, clear, glowing, even toned skin.
Well let me tell you that you do not have to use dangerous chemicals, expensive treatments, or heavy make up to mask the problem. You can achieve clean, beautiful, glowing skin by switching to natural, potent, botanical skincare. It may take longer to see results but once you reach it the results last.

Would you like to give it a try?

I am giving two KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil 1oz ($164 value or $82 each) for two lucky winners.

Is that you?
Or do you have a loved one, your sister, your mother, your friend, or coworker that would love to try? Let them know about this amazing giveaway.

Here is how you can participate to our giveaway:

– Giveaway starts 10/29/16 until 11/6/16. The winners will be announced 11/7/16 9pm E.T.
– No purchase necessary.
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