Plant Enzymes For Healthy Skin

Malaysia’s largest newspaper wrote not long ago about the beneficial effects that plant enzymes have on keeping skin healthy and beautiful. They mentioned that plant enzymes work as a tool to maintain radiant skin, as well as repair adverse skin conditions such blemishes, spots, discolorations and excessive sebum production.

The article confirms why we are using plant enzymes in our products since 2009. We also write about it for several years.

How does papaya work in skincare?

As we age, the glue that binds dead cells to our skin hardens and that make it more difficult for us to get rid of dead skin. Regular skin exfoliation is essential in order to remove dead skin cells allowing the skin to produce new, healthy cells.

Since 2009, we are using various types of plant enzymes mixed with coconut water extract in all Paul Penders skin and body care products because plant enzymes are considered great super cleansers for skin. Plant enzymes’ effects are beyond the effect of a cleanser, as enzymes are gently proteolytic exfoliants that expel the dead cells from the skin.

They also help in regulating the sebaceous flow, following the needs of your skin. Plant enzymes help creating an extraordinary smooth skin and a refreshed, clear and youthful complexion

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Brigitte Bardot… An Example of True Beauty

In Los Angeles, California, more than 10 years ago, we produced a 30-minute “infomercial” television show called “A Lifetime of Beauty.” It was aired in all the big cities of the U.S. including Boston, New York, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco and Houston. The show promoted the newest product which our company pioneered — the first natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) cosmetic product in the world.

    GlycoFruit was the first natural AHA on the market

The novelty was that these special products called “GlycoFruit” contained acids from the rhubarb plant that naturally sloughs-off old skin cells to reveal clear and fresh-looking skin. So how did it happen that this product became featured in a 30-minute television show?

    Street sign at the famous Hollywood Boulevard

GlycoFruit became a hit in a few stores in San Francisco and our best-selling product ever in the history of Paul Penders Co. It was also advertised in several natural lifestyle magazines around the country. The advertisements got the attention of a few Hollywood celebrities and soon their agencies started to contact us.
To make a long story short, soon afterwards Katja and I were invited to Hollywood to visit several movie stars wanting to discuss a business deal about this new GlycoFruit product. According to them, GlycoFruit would make for a perfect 30-minute infomercial product to be shown nationwide on television!
Dr. Joni Laughran while working in our company in California wrote a book for the show, also with the same name, “A Lifetime of Beauty.” The book was a give-away for people who called the Paul Penders Company enquiring about our newest beauty invention.
Honestly, Katja and I had a blast meeting these movie stars at their homes. I can say this was a very interesting tour, and we got to meet several popular stars over a few days.

    Meredith MacRae with her special friend Bob Hope

After meeting these celebrities and their Entertainment Lawyers, I finally signed contracts with 2 stars; the most important one was Meredith MacRae (May 30, 1944 – July 14, 2000), best known as Billie Jo on the TV sitcoms, Petticoat Junction and as Sally Ann in My Three Sons.
Several weeks after the signing ceremony, we started shooting in the studio of Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” It was a time of learning, fun and excitement. During the shooting days, got to know Meredith better. She turned out to be a charming, intelligent and very kind person with a healthy amount of humor!
Part of the filming for the show was in Hollywood and part at our company’s base in Petaluma in Northern California. Meredith, her agent and a crew of beauticians all flew out to Petaluma for the shoot at Paul Penders Company.
We had dinner with the group the night before filming and then became it apparent how much she looked like Catherine Deneuve, the beautiful and distinguished French movie star I admired so much as well. Probably too it was that which attracted Katja and me to Meredith in the first place.

    French movie star Catherine Deneuve

Since I am talking movie stars, there is another movie star I REALLY admire and have since a young age — Brigitte Bardot. I fell for her because of a few great movies with producer Roger Vadim, and later because she became a fierce fighter for animal rights.
To this day, Brigitte Bardot’s focus in life is to end the suffering of animals. A little while ago we wrote about the vote in Catalonia, Spain making bull fighting illegal this year. Let me mention that Brigitte Bardot’s latest fight is to stop the bull fighting in the South of France where it is still legally practiced.

    Brigitte Bardot still looks fabulously beautiful.

She was interviewed not long ago by “France Dimanche” and told the reporter, “My life would have been worthless if changes are not made to stop bullfights in France before I die. But I am like a pit bull; when I start biting, I don’t let go easily”.

      Thank you, Dame Bardot, for being a
      living example for me by helping
      to set the standards to stop
      cruelty to animals!


Paul Penders in Sri Lanka

We are very proud to be published in “The Sunday Leader”, the national newspaper of Sri Lanka thanks to Mr. Ahamed, CEO and Ms. Hafsa, biochemist of Harcourt Pvt Ltd, our exclusive distributor from Colombo in Sri Lanka who will handle the Paul Penders products for us in Iran as well.
We were honored to have met Mr. Ahamed in Dubai during the busy Arab Health Expo in January this year and very happy to welcome him in Langkawi very soon afterwards to discuss business in Sri Lanka and Iran. He then also visited one of the Paul Penders distributors “Paul Penders Natural Organic Beauty Salons” in Kuala Lumpur
Mr. Ahamed had such a good time in Langkawi that it was decided that he wanted to return to this beautiful rainforest island soonest. So now we look forward to see him again on the 12th of April where we will discuss our visit to his company in Sri Lanka and the launch of our products over there, all as the article below explains….

    From left: Pei Ling (Paul Penders Makeup Artis), Lily (Warehouse supervisor), Mr. Ahamed, Bastian & Dalila (Paul Penders Junior Chemist)


Pegaga, the wonder herb of the 21st century

World Health Organization calls Malaysian herb a wonder herb for the 21st century!
Pegaga is called by the World Health Organization as one of the most important medicinal plant species to be conserved. Found in Malaysia, pegaga is a member of the parsley family; a slender herbaceous creeper that inhabits marshy areas and is found along roadsides and ditches.
It has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Pegaga has been important in Malaysia’s medicinal systems and is thought by many to prolong life. Pegaga is a rich source of vitamin K and contains magnesium, calcium and other essential nutritional ingredients.

Traditional use for pegaga include applications for skin and hair disorders; mental & physical fatigue; expelling parasites, even treating hysteria, asthma, and varicose veins. Active constituents in pegaga differ depending on where it is gathered. One not familiar with this fantastic herb (and not many are but what may change after WHO’s statement) will be surprised about the power and many uses of pegaga.

  • calming effect on the body
  • used to support the central nervous system
  • helps alleviate fatigue and reduces the effects of depression and insomnia
  • increases brain function, improving concentration and memory
  • a positive effect on circulation throughout the body; strengthens veins and capillaries
  • antibiotic properties that support the immune system


  • relieves colds and respiratory problems, congestion, fever and sore throat
  • supports the heart and promotes healthy liver and kidney function
  • detoxifies the body of chemicals and drugs
  • improves wound healing
  • used to treat burns, scars, psoriasis and eczema.

Not without reason, the World Health Organization classifies pegaga as one of the important plant species in the world to be conserved. Pegaga extract is used in ALL Paul Penders natural organic cosmetics. The green leave image at front of each packaging symbolizes pegaga. It is one of the herbs of our 22 LevensESSENTIE® organic herbal extract what makes Paul Penders products unique, effecive and special indeed.


Massage to a Happy Marriage

We are firm believers in massage. Different massage techniques, acupressure, foot reflexology and what more can create different beneficial effects for our body and they are excellent to relieve stress levels. We believe massage is good for all. But new is a secret massage that keeps people together in relationships.

In Malaysia a woman of 70 years over her hubby’s age uses a “killer massage” she learned from her ancestors to keep their marriage alive. Wook Kunder is 108 years old and her 23rd husband of 38 years old is glued to her side.
She applies her secret massage technique as soon as he starts talking about young women. After the secret massage these thoughts dissuade him from thinking about them Wook says. Although she refuses to share her technique, she mentioned that the focal point of the massage is to concentrate on sensitive parts of the body.
According to Wook this massage technique creates a closer bond between husband and wife.
Yes… you read it right. Wook was married 22 times before and all husbands remained true to her…. till their death. A true secret massage this is.