An Incredible Contest With Unique R&D Opportunities

The famous, world-known Iron Man contest may take place again this year in Langkawi. When it happens, Paul Penders Co sponsors again 57 year old New Zealander Leslie McMillan.
Leslie will be for up to 13 hours being exposed to torture under a burning tropical sun. And believe me, no peanuts to undergo such harsh tropical sun conditions hitting your body when one is in a survival mode during this race with the great obstructions.
The rainforest island of Langkawi Geopark in Malaysia is located 5 degrees north of the equator with weather temperatures at this time of the year varying from 30 to 35 degrees C or 100 degrees F – that during the entire day!
It is obvious that a whole day in the sun means an enormous attack on the skin. Sunburn and dry skin would be inevitable if adequate protection would not be taken very serious.
Therefore a wonderful opportunity for Paul Penders to perform R&D tests during this race. Where in the world to find better conditions to measure efficacy of our products? To know for sure how far our natural products can go in protecting skin and hair in a grueling sun?
Any R&D scientist would dream to test his products this way. No lab tests in artificial conditions with computers for performance tests. No, this is the real thing in hot sun and salt seawater; thus extensive scalp and hair protection is a must.

    Some 700 Iron Men contesting in the ocean in a 4.5 Km swim

What Paul Penders products will be used during the race, as well during training sessions prior to the race?

Leslie, as well as us, were quite satisfied with the protecting effects that our products offered last time. Think about this… Just a 30-minute walk in the burning sun here in Malaysia will make one totally wet and exhausted. So imagine the effect on the body when one is for 13 hours constantly swimming, biking and running?

    Finishing…!! Yvonne, R&D manager of Paul Penders brings flowers to an exhausted Iron Man

Of course, only Leslie can share the details of the experience of fighting the elements. This will be covered in an exclusive interview after the race. With over 700 Iron Man competing, Leslie may not win but for sure will be one of the best protected contestants when it comes to professional natural skin and hair care products.
Note: Each Langkawi Iron Man Race receives some 700 participants from up to 40 countries with over 1,500 volunteers helping out.

Our Products Thoroughly Tested by Beauty Journal (Part 2) is by far the very best website available that educates consumers concerning all areas of cosmetics; including cosmetic surgery, cosmetic ingredients and the newest cosmetic products on the market. This website provides ‘no-nonsense’ professional in-depth reviews about “the good and the bad” in the cosmetic world. High-end professionals from medical and cosmetic fields are associated with this highly successful web-magazine making it the world’s leading site for honest and true education on cosmetics. Debbie in the Netherlands is one of the officials Test Judges of the Beauty Journal and tested 3 of Paul Penders natural herbal skincare products. Below is her report.

What 3 Paul Penders products did Debbie test?

Paul Penders Hydrating Control Serum

This serum surely feels comfortable on my face thanks to the almost creamy effect. I noticed that it easily spreads out and quickly absorbed into my skin. I decided to use only this serum before going to bed, once a day, because it is of such a firm consistence. Sometimes I use Aloe & Lavender A.M. Moisturizer for the day, but also sometimes I use Aloe & Lavender A.M. Moisturizer for the night as well because I do not like to apply two “thick” layers of skincare on my face.
I noticed every time when I woke up that my skin looked more radiant and smooth. In fact my skin looked very healthy and seemed even firmer than before. The smell of the product is ‘herbalish’ and honestly, I had to get used to it although that particular herbal scent disappears after a couple of minutes.
Paul Penders Aloe & Lavender A.M. Moisturizer

This day care product is of a light composition and gets easily absorbed into the skin. It spreads out wonderfully and I can feel that is soothes my skin. Immediately after application my face feels well moisturized and therefore really soft. It gives my face the comparative matte taint that I like so much. The scent is very fresh and certainly not overwhelming. It’s actually a very nice smell and the texture of the product turns this day care into the perfect product for the typical summer weather conditions in The Netherlands!
Paul Penders Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer

This night moisturizer is of a perfect creamy substance and it feels great on my skin. It’s slightly thicker than the day care moisturizer but still quickly absorbed into my skin. It doesn’t feel oily and that’s a great advantage compared to some other organic night creams I’ve been testing before!
This time I really feel that I am giving my skin a little extra for the night and I am actually looking forward to every new evening when I can use the personal night cream that I have now adopted to love…
This Avocado & Cranberry PM Moisturizer also has the specific Paul Penders herbal like scent but… meanwhile I have grown into loving it!!! Because of this herbal smell I am starting to think that it might just really do the work for my skin. This scent helps me to keep close to nature and makes me realize that this is just what we have forgotten. Staying close to Mother Nature for she provides in life all we need.

My conclusion about Paul Penders Cosmetics:
Using all these 3 products result in a healthier looking skin and makes me really happy to look into the mirror. My skin looks well nourished and firmer. I do not expect my lines to disappear or even become less because the most important thing for me is radiant skin and a healthy glow. The paradox of this conclusion is that at first I was afraid to write this positive review because one could not possibly be so enthusiastic about Paul’s products. My test results seem exaggerated but then, I am truly THAT enthusiastic! Surely there must be a minor….
Well there could be two little minors of Paul’s products:

  • They smell like herbal garden in summer and that is a matter of taste.
  • The packaging is simple and beautiful but not significant. The consumer might not be easily drawn towards the packaging and that would be a shame! Because Paul Penders products really deserve your full attention!

Last but not least….:
I’ve fallen in love with Paul Penders natural herbal cosmetics. The 3 products I tried feel like trying more of Paul’s products. In addition I have also fallen in love with the mission, the vision and the passion of the Paul Penders Company.
Cruelty free organic cosmetics will give the same results as non-organic, chemical cosmetics. Life’s responsibilities; hold on to your principles… “Just do your thing and go for it”!
Test Judge of Beauty Journal
April 2011

Paul Penders Products Re-Introduced in Holland at the LIBELLE SHOW

The most famous consumer show in Holland happened last week…. The Libelle Show is the biggest event in The Netherlands for women to get to know the hottest new products available at shopping malls and large cosmetic stores.

Although there was lots of rain the number of people attended was almost 10,000 at the first day only! This show lasted no less than 7 days from early morning till evening! So thousands of women have noticed the re-introduction of our products in the Netherlands…. It was great fun watching all women with shopping bags and goody bags passing by the Paul Penders booth… and to fill-up their bags with Paul Penders goodies as well!
The Libelle Show is famous in Europe to kick off a new brand; selling natural cosmetics with certified organic ingredients and a specific style and essential oil… and that are Paul Penders products of course!
Women we talked to where very interested in the story of the herbs, the certification for organic ingredients and the non animal testing.

We are very happy to see the interest of high quality. Lots of questions about the organic aspects, and the store locations. Considering that there was quite some competition of local Dutch cosmetic brands, with this in mind, our contacts were excellent.
At the show we sold the new Mini Sizes of Aloe & Lavender A.M. Moisturizer and Rosemary & Calendula Cleansing Milk as a special trial promotion pack. One lady even returned buying more products after she tested the Aloe & Lavender A.M. Moisturizer without having an allergic reaction, what she experiences with other brands. She was so happy to find out a new brand that suited her skin so very well. And of course, we were very happy too, to be able to provide her with our Paul Penders solution!!
Again, the fair lasted for 7 days with great and spontaneous interactions with the Dutch female consumers. It was a lot of fun, talking to these ladies and selling Paul Penders products!!!

Refreshing daycare for the summer, purely natural

Are you looking for a refreshing daycare for your skin this summer? Based on only natural ingredients?
Why don’t you try the Aloe &Lavender A.M. Moisturizer form Paul Penders Cosmetics?
Paul Penders Aloe &Lavender A.M. Moisturizer is refreshing like a light summers breath, feels airy not greasy and contains for example Aloe Vera, Calendula and Vitamin E for natural sun protection.

The moisturizer has a slightly herbal scent as if you were walking on the Lavender fields in the Provence of France, but also has a very moisturizing effect and therefore prevents dehydration.
Aloe &Lavender A.M. Moisturizer is based on coconut water and thus feels very soft and fresh on your skin. Furthermore; it makes your face glance, lithe and resilient.

It’s made of organic cultivated herbs and keeps your skin tenable against external influences. It’s especially suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
Paul Penders Aloe &Lavender A.M. Moisturizer is available at 30 ml tube packaging: not only for a hygienic point of view, but also very useful to carry with you in your bag.
Author: Maureen (From the Beauty Journal)

Paul Penders Products at a major show in INTERBEAUTY & BIOSTYL Slovakia!

    For most Americans and Asians, even people in Western Europe as well, when they hear the word: East Europe, they get an image at mind from “the cold war”. Many can’t keep track of these new countries popping-up “almost everywhere”. Even less they know where these new countries are located on the world map!
    When you read Paul’s blog story about his visit in Prague, the Czech Republic you understand that East Europe becomes fast part of the entire world. When he visited that truly beautiful country for the first time, he expected to see old, gray buildings and people not always happy and bad service in stores. How wrong he was!
    East-Europe today experiences progress. People become part of the industrial and competitive world (whether always liked or not 🙂 ) but what Paul reported from few east-European cities was mindboggling. Few things that went wrong 50 years ago in the west certainly maybe go right in east-Europe today.
    Last month, Juraj & Lucia, active distributors for Paul Penders products in Slovakia presented our natural cosmetics at “INTERBEAUTY & BIOSTYL”. For years a traditional event that is open to the beauty industry and public. People in east-Europe value natural cosmetics and the shows were successful.

      Lucia explains the Paul Penders products to a customer

    Juraj & Lucia provides some insights about the show:
    “This exhibition called “BIOSTYL” is aimed for new natural organic foods and cosmetics business. It is the biggest event of its kind in Slovakia. Yet the show was running parallel with another, larger exhibition, called: “INTERBEAUTY”. Therefore there were many more people attending both shows. Lots of people now were introduced to natural organic cosmetics who otherwise would not have seen them if they were visiting only the INTERBEAUTY show. A good example of what cooperation brings!
    We put a special “Paul Penders Show Promotion” together that got quite some attention. Therefore sales were very good. Maybe because of our cold climates, the most favorite products were the Paul Penders “AM” and “PM” Moisturizers. Also the Paul Penders Ceramide Recovery Lipo A, C & E was doing extremely well.

    Interesting was to hear that people were rather surprised that Paul’s products, although developed in the US, now are produced in the Malaysian rainforest. They really appreciated the pure and unique smell of the essential oils in his products. They found them really different than those they are used to here in east-Europe.
    Besides consumers we also met with more of natural cosmetics retailers. We are happy to report that continuously more and more stores become familiar with Paul Penders cosmetics, which for sure will bring some new sales opportunities as well”.
    Congratulations to Juraj & Lucia for all their efforts in getting Paul Penders Natural Organic Cosmetics known in Slovakia as well!