About us

50 Years of Real Botanical Goodness

Real Botanical Gardens Goodness

Paul Penders is the most fabulous story you will ever find of a company named after its founder. It’s a story of a cosmetic company that genuinely values consumer and environmental interests simultaneously. Our history began at a tiny salon in the Netherlands over 100 years ago, back in 1903. At this time, Paul’s grandmother developed LevensEssentie – a botanical extract of 22 organic herbs . LevensEssentie is a Dutch phrase meaning Essence of Life and we use it in all Paul Penders cosmetic products.

LevensESSENTIE formula inspired Paul to start one of the most notable cosmetics companies in the world years later. Today, the company prides itself on some fascinating hair and skin products since its founding over 50 years ago. Paul’s son Bastiaan, who is now in charge of the company, follows the same high values as his father. He explains: ‘Every product is supplemented with a formula that comprises vitamins, herbs, antioxidants, and enzymes. Our primary goal is to rejuvenate, revitalize, detoxify, and restore skin and hair natural beauty’.

What Makes Us the Best

Paul Penders most fabulous success story is anchored on our philosophy of ‘always live in harmony with nature and yourself’. From the start, we have always believed in quality products for self-care while protecting our planet. We take satisfaction in making some of the best hair and skincare brands you will find worldwide.

As a company policy, we believe in “no chemical use and no animal testing” for our products. That makes us part of the global community that cares for the environment. It also guarantees 100% natural components for our products. You can be sure of no chemical damage to your hair or skin.

Similarly, among the drivers of our success are qualified employees in our factory. We are also indebted to hundreds of other indirect workers within our supply chain. Paul Penders values the input and efforts of all employees and upholds their dignity as required by the international labor laws.

Of significance to our success is a fraternity of loyal consumers that continues to grow daily. At Paul Penders, the consumer is at the center of product development. We observe, enquire, and respond to your needs satisfactorily. We will answer any costumer question within 1 day.

Why Our Products

Since the 1960s, our products have always resonated well with our consumers. Today, we boast of a consumer market of thousands of loyal users of our products. Our brand is synonymous with natural herbal hair and skincare products. Some of the reasons we are your best brand for hair and skincare products include:

  1. Research & Development – Focused on meeting our customer expectations, Paul Penders commits to excellence in acquiring raw materials and manufacturing cosmetic products. We maintain fully-equipped and staffed laboratories for this. 
  2. Recognition – Over the last ten years, we have received numerous global certifications across our product range. Such certifications have included those from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).
  3. Natural Ingredients – All Paul Penders products are made from natural ingredients, making them consumer and environmentally friendly. Besides, the ingredients also provide our consumers with a range of natural fragrances to choose from. Our affinity to natural ingredients is based on the need to maintain the originality of products from real botanical gardens.