Skincare Routine – Not Just for Girls!

Paul Penders Brightening Hot Cloth Cream Cleanser now can form the basis of a luxurious daily routine, to bring back the glow of health and youth to your skin.

Brightening Hot Cloth Cream Cleanser product range is entirely composed of natural ingredients, some of which we grow ourselves. Due to our daily contact with the growing process, we are increasingly becoming interested in the natural world.

Interesting things we learn from the world of birds

One thing we have noticed: in the Bird world, it is the male of the species who takes great care of his appearance! Consider the humble mallard duck – while the female has dowdy, earth colored feathers to better hide herself when nesting; come breeding season and the male is resplendent, in glowing plumage from white, through chestnut, to jewel-like teal!

In previous times man visit his barber daily

Looking through history, it is only in the last century or so, that men have ceased to wear brilliant clothing, and spend time on meticulous grooming. In previous times, a man would visit his barber daily, for a deep cleansing and close shave.

Indeed, the very origins of the word ‘barber’ are the French word for ‘beard’. Only from the 1920s did our visits to the barber become mere hair-trimming, and limited to once every three weeks or so. Sadly, most of those old-fashioned barbers are no more.

However, you can now recreate the experience at home! Our Paul Penders Natural Brightening Hot Cloth Cream Cleanser can form the basis of a luxurious daily routine, to bring back the glow of health and youth to your skin. Make your daily shave a pleasure, and improve your skin at the same time.

A wonderful very fresh skin feel …

How to use Brightening Hot Cloth Cream Cleanser ?

  • Make sure you have a clean, sharp razor.
  • Massage a modest amount of cream cleanser into your wet skin, using small, circular movements. Take your time over this step; it is not a race!
  • Wet the provided muslin cloth in very hot water, and hold it over your face this allows your pores to open, and helps the cleanser do its work.
  • Rinse cloth, and then use it in circular motions to remove the cream cleanser. The texture of the cloth has a gentle exfoliating effect and helps prevent ingrowing hairs.
  • Wet your face again, and shave closely, using another small amount of the cream cleanser.
  • Finish by rinsing, then using the hot cloth again.

Chamomile and Moringa Skin Toner

To close your pores, splash with Paul Penders Chamomile and Moringa Toner. This product is soothing to the skin, and contains no alcohol. The ingredients are chosen to clarify your skin, and to naturally balance your moisture levels.

If shaving is not part of your daily routine, you can still reap great benefits from following this cleanse and tone principle. Your beard will be soft and conditioned, and your skin glowing and clear.


Available early 2015



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MY SKIN FITNESS Complexion Booster Coming Soon….!

Written by By Amanda McGillivray of The Natural Skincare Company in UK

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?

people who are healthy and fit, both in mind and in body, tend to exude beauty and radiance.

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…)

Paul went out sailing to Columbia and Panama islands searching for the best seaweed possible

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

for Powerful and Greatest Skin Benefits

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Fake Paul Penders Products Still Circulating In China

A captivating image of a young Chinese woman with flawless gorgeous-looking skin looking serene with in the background the mountains ready to free a butterfly from her delicate hand, and surrounded by beautiful flowers. Yes, such idyllic beauty is truly China, and for this and much more I love China; the country and its great people.


Like in all countries, also in the wonderful great nation of China there are people who are out to make a quick buck. These people destroy the hard work of others who want to make the country clean of stolen identities; copied trademarks and fake products using the name of a brand that is known in one or another way.

In Hangzhou, China there is a company that calls itself “Paul Penders China” and they produce ILLEGALLY cosmetic products using my name without any permission or whatsoever to use my name. I fully own all rights to my name “Paul Penders” that is officially registered in China.

These products may look nice to some but they are illegal products! We do not make green products using this kind of packaging. The picture of the factory is a large printing company. Consumers are deceived into thinking that this is the company that manufactures my products.


I would like our clients to know that I am not involved whatsoever with that company in China. My lawyers have officially written to the Hangzhou company to immediately terminate the use of my name and stop manufacturing products under my name. The company is not entitled to use my name, logos, website as I am not associated with them at all.

I have been trying for the past 4 years to stop this injustice and unlawful; practice but these perpetrators just do not care since Chinese laws are not always enforced and a lot of corruption still goes on at all levels in China.

But we got Amazon in China to stop carrying these fake Paul Penders products or we would sue Amazon USA, the mother company of Amazon China. How is it possible that an American company can be part of these unlawful practices? Could greed be the case?

I urge the Chinese authorities to clamp down on the
Hangzhou Company in order to protect the image of
The country in the interest of consumers duped into
buying fake “Paul Penders” products in China.


While litigation is being pursued I am making every effort to protect my brand and to caution Chinese clients of damage that may be caused by using fake products. These bogus manufacturers do not use the same ingredients. I cannot guarantee nor endorse the quality of the fake products. Moreover, these products do not contain our certified vegan ingredients.

Chinese consumers will stand to lose when damage is done
to their complexion. Distributing companies in China that
continue to engage in distributing these products shall be
liable. My lawyers have already placed advertisements
in the Qian Jiang Evening Post to officially warn against
fake Paul Penders products made in China.



Actually a lot, because a regrettable aspect of China regulations is that any cosmetic company, small or large, manufacturing cosmetic products made OUTSIDE China must have their products tested on animals before they can be sold in China.

Because of this new law we are not allowed to sell our own original products in China! Isn’t this ridiculous? Of course this loophole is being used to its utmost advantage by this company in Hangzhou.

Even though people, also in China, are outraged about this new law, it is possible to steal a trademark and start producing using cheap chemicals under an established brand and …. Just get away with it.

Warning to Chinese consumers:
You put your face, body and hair greatly at risk
by using fake “Paul Penders” cosmetics
illegally manufactured in China.

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Another China Shaggy Dog Story ?

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
Because the new rule does not apply to imported cosmetic products! It means that Paul Penders products still cannot export his products to China. However counterfeit Paul Penders products are illegal made in China, and we are not any part of it ! A China cosmetics company produces “Paul Penders” products and our lawyers work hard on that terrible situation. In that respect is China still a “wild-west” country because China now protects the counterfeit products while our own products – that are legally trademarked by myself in China! – cannot be sold there. Why? They cannot be imported because of the same continuing animal testing policy!! Isn’t that hypocrisy of the first order? What to expect from a country that not only allows but also support these kind of practices, and let it flourish as well?

China has a fast-growing market in cosmetics
Following the 2012 regulatory change, some foreign companies, like Avon and Estée Lauder and few more loosened their no-animal testing policy in order to continue to sell in China. They said they were ‘simply pay attention’ to a foreign law by paying for animal tests on their products in a government-mandated laboratory in China. Critics assailed these companies practices.

    “For decades Estée Lauder enjoyed the support of consumers who believed the company’s ban on animal tests was permanent,” Kathy Guillermo, senior vice president at People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, an advocacy group, said in an email. “When the company quietly resumed its support for animal tests, it did not bother to inform those consumers.”

To me an improvement, China is a long way from ending animal tests.
You can change a policy but whether the day-to-day animal testing practice is going to change is unsure. China is a big country and sadly I do not expect China to stop animal testing any time soon like they did in Europe. However here is the REAL good news! More and more people in China start to educate themselves through the internet and call on the Chinese FDA to stop this senseless brutality. Over the years animal tests for cosmetics has still not proven to give the right answers… why? A rabbit skin is not a human skin… please China…. could you get it?


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The Caribbean Seaweed Expedition (Part 6 of 6)

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…”

Back in Langkawi, Malaysia I shared the seaweed with Dr. Gatot, Senior Cosmetic Chemist at Paul Penders labs. He will start several extraction tests; then add the best of these extracts to our new formulations for our new products being “Instant-Result-Moisturizers”….
How exciting!

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