As Pure As Oils Get: Kenza Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils
We are all “oil” fanatics here at Ecopique. We’ve written posts about the benefits of oil cleansing, moisturizing and even how to make your own oil cleansers. Our newest obsession is Argan Oil. Recently, there’s been a surge of argan oil products entering the market, but I’ve only seen a few brands that offer pure argan oil with no additives. On my hunt for new moisturizing oils, I found Kenza – Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils on Twitter. They are as pure as it gets with the USDA Organic stamp of approval, no chemicals and cruelty free! They were kind enough to send me a variety kit to review. I tested each of their oils and soap for a little over a month (much longer then I usually test products, but I wanted to make sure I explored Kenza’s oils long term effects too.
A little goes along way when applying Kenza’s Fusion Oil. I applied it main to my neck, upper body and dark pigment spots on my face. With many oils I’ve tried, at times the oil takes awhile to absorb into the skin. Although I appreciate the pureness of these oils, I don’t have enough time in the day to wait for it to absorb so I can get dressed. I was pleasantly surprised that Kenza’s Oil absorbs fairly quickly and doesn’t leave any residue on my clothes. In regards to the effectiveness of the oil, throughout the month my dark pigments around my eye and nose became less noticeable. I’ve tried prescription bleach in the past, which worked but with the cost of putting the controversial hydroquinone on my skin. I found the fusion oil to work just as well as hydroquinione, which is pretty amazing considering it’s made of all natural ingredients.
Ingredients: Organic Argan oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil), Organic Prickly Pear Seed oil (Opuntia Ficus Indica)
This product contains no paraben, mineral oils, silicones, alcohol, colorant, or animal ingredients. It also has not been tested on animals.
Initially, I had a hard time deciphering the main differences between the Pure Argan Oil and the Pure Fusion Oil. They both are great moisturizers that had long lasting benefits, but with time the Argan Oil proved to be a better all around body moisturizer vs. the Fusion Oil which was a great serum. I’m currently pregnant, so I’ve been applying the Argan Oil directly to my belly and thighs to help the elasticity of my skin in those areas I’m anticipating stretch marks. I especially love how soft it leaves my skin after a few days of using it before my morning and night showers. Another benefit of using Argan Oil on my belly vs. lotions is that I won’t be absorbing the synthetic fillers that many lotions have to make their moisturizers seam creamy. Pure ingredients for me and my baby. Love it!
Ingredients: Organic Argan oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil)
Although I used the Argan Oil more so for stretch mark prevention, their website has a laundry list of other uses.
- conditions the skin hydro lipid layer and locks in the moisture
- improves skin elasticity
- helps to heal acne and blemishes
- softens and strengthens nails and cuticles
- nourishes and conditions hair and prevents split ends
- helps treat pregnancy stretch marks and scars
- soothes and heals minor cuts, bug bites, rashes, minor burns, and razor irritation
- eases sore muscles.
Cheers to a beauty #greenbeauty day,