They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we firmly believe that! Just think about all the different ‘types’ of beauty, not only in your own culture but that of others. Beauty has a different meaning for all of us.
Thinking about this further got me thinking about what actually makes someone ‘beautiful’. One thing that does seem to apply to all cultures is that people who are healthy and fit, both in mind and in body, tend to exude beauty and radiance. We are so much more than what we look like.
What we eat, and what we do, will reflect on our inner and outer beauty possibly in equal measure. You may see a beautiful skin on a young man or woman, but their diet is compiled of fast foods, processed foods, sugar and alcohol. What will their skin look like in 30 or 40 years time?
Being truly beautiful means looking after your body, and in equal measure, looking after your mind and of course, your skin. Without all three we will struggle to keep that glowing youthful complexion throughout our lives!
Of course, you can be a beautiful person without caring for your skin too, but think of it this way. How many people can remember their parents saying to them ‘Look after it, and it will last….’? In our throwaway society, it is all too easy not to look after our possessions thinking that we can after all just purchase another….it will be a long time before we are able to do that with our skin! (I could say ‘never’ here but technology is an amazing thing…)
Coming on to amazing things, I have got a little sneak preview of a new miracle in a bottle! it Is from our old favourite, Paul Penders.
MySkinFitness is a brand new skincare product which contains red seaweed and some other fantastic ingredients. Those of you who follow Paul Penders will already know that he travels the world to find unique and innovative new ingredients for his skincare range, and has been doing this for over 40 years now!
MySkinFitness Complexion Booster is all about new and exciting ingredients to stimulate and nourish your skin – keeping your skin fit and healthy just like you should do with your body.
Just watch this little video to get a taste of what is coming….
Mujonso and Red Marine Seaweed Algae Extracts
Under a lot of pressure of many animal right organizations outside and inside China, finally a controversial animal test requirement is PARTLY being removed. Of course we hope this signals an end to a practice of senseless brutal animal cruelty widely fought against elsewhere in the world.
The Chinese FDA stops requiring animal tests on shampoos and skin-care products and let manufacturers who still want to do testing look for alternative methods using data on ingredient toxicology or tissue culture to conduct risk assessments…. Well this is exactly what we at Paul Penders Company do not get. Why not use time-tested ingredients and willing PEOPLE to test these ingredients? Would that not give results that are most direct and by any means is a more humane system? Also my question here is: Why brutally using an animal for skincare tests for people? Is a rabbit skin the same as human skin?
Again a dose of true hypocrisy
China has a fast-growing market in cosmetics
To me an improvement, China is a long way from ending animal tests.
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Learning from Our Experience
Wherever I go in the world, I love to research local resources that could benefit our customers, especially for skin care. I am always on the lookout for new ingredients, and whenever possible, try to test them on people in different countries, in different circumstances and in differing climates. I have been looking for years for something that brings “instant results” for a variety of skin types and skin conditions from very dry skin to even semi-oily skin.
My Caribbean voyage ended in Colon, Panama. I will always be grateful to my friend Paul Roncken for inviting me aboard his beautiful yacht and for being willing to sail to the remote San Blas islands of Panama in search of a special seaweed.
From Colon, my friend and I took a beautiful train ride along the Panama Canal to Panama City, crossing from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. After all our efforts to harvest the special plant, I made sure the seaweed samples were dried properly to bring back home to Langkawi.
The fresh, salty smelling fragrance of the drying seaweed permeated my hotel room in Panama City. As I drifted off to sleep, I felt I was still on the open ocean because of the rich fragrance. The salt makes it very tasty as well. People who love seaweed should try this one!
I am sure that our senior cosmetic scientist, Dr. Gatot on Langkawi Island, looks forward to what I bring back. At his side in the lab, we will work together to try to achieve the best possible skincare formula. Our company is going in new directions with direct network sales so that our products reach a much wider range of customers. As always, we try to keep up with the latest scientific developments. Dr. Gatot is now experimenting with plant stem-cell materials and their possible applications for cosmetic science and new products. The possibilities for the future are exciting.
It took me almost 4 weeks in the Caribbean Seas to find what I hope will be a ‘secret weapon’ against the effects of weather and ageing – a very special seaweed from the San Blas islands.
Our “Caribbean Seaweed Expedition” was a great adventure but not without its frightening moments. We did not always have the best weather. Though I have sailed for many years, I was seasick 2 times. On dark nights in heavy rain, huge waves surrounded us. There were times we could not see anything and sailed through the treacherous seas on instruments alone. Was it all worth it?
Many would say, “Wasn’t that excessive effort just to gather a sample of seaweed?”
Nevertheless, isn´t this one more example which shows the difference between our company and others? Constantly seeking the best makes us what we are. Isn’t that what I always have done? For that – for excellence — I ended up taking the Paul Penders company to the gorgeous tropical rainforests of Langkawi Island in Malaysia. Why? Because the first moment I saw it, I knew there may not be a better place to live in the world. Maybe it is. It is where my heart is. And I knew it is where I would find pure natural ingredients from the rainforest to produce the most effective natural beauty care products.
On this amazing sailing trip in the Caribbean Sea, I was reminded that there is extraordinary beauty to be found all over the world, sometimes in the most unlikely places. And as our adventure came to its end, I remembered that, “There’s no place like home…”
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