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.

Few Unique Benefits Making Botanical Cosmetics More Effective.

LevensESSENTIE Gold ® is the beauty secret to every Paul Penders product. It’s a concentrated extract of 22 certified organic herbs, of which was the start was pioneered by Paul’s grandmother some 100 years ago in Holland.
The today’s version of this unique, concentrated, organic herbal extract is made from a mixture of eastern and western herbs from USA, China, Europe and Malaysia. LevensESSENTIE Gold ® has been proven to provide a healthy complexion.
Its extraordinary anti-aging ingredients, such as vitamins A, B, C & E, enzymes and phyto-tocotrienols counteract the early signs of aging and sustain a healthy skin.
Pegaga is a characteristic rainforest herb with anti-bacterial and healing properties.

Pegaga is native to Langkawi Geopark and an essential part of the LevensESSENTIE Gold ® herbal extract that is used in all Paul Penders products. Pegaga is known as ‘miracle hero’ of the rainforest because it helps to heal the body in many wondrous ways.
It is a traditional medicine used to alleviate fatigue and depression, but also known as a ‘beauty herb’ because it clarifies skin for greater radiance and glorious fresh looks.
Pegaga has been used since ancient times, especially in the ayurvedic medical system of India and in Chinese traditional medicine. Pegaga is even recommended by the World Health Organization as one of most important medical plant species to be conserved and cultivated.
Coconut water

Coconut water has been used for medicinal and cosmetic properties in Southeast Asia for thousands of years because it is rich in lipids, lauric acid and glucids as well as vitamins, nutrients and minerals. For generations, Asian women have used fresh coconut water to cleanse the face, and coconut fruit in moisturizers that keep the face and body young. Coconut water regenerates, revitalizes, moisturizes and softens the skin. All Paul Penders products (excluding lipsticks and powder products) include coconut water.
Loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, enzymes are catalysts for cell renewal. By capturing free-radicals and thus preventing damage caused by pollution, bacteria and sun, enzymes are capable of effecting changes such as wrinkle reduction and a healthier glow. Together with liposomes, the enzymes in Paul Penders skincare products can open blocked skin pores to prevent whiteheads and blackheads; hydrolyze oils for smoother skin finish and remove dead skin cells.
Enzymes create finer skin texture and reduce pore size when used over time. Papaya (papain) and pineapple (bromelain) enzymes are strongly beneficial to beautiful and a fresher looking skin.
Paul Penders cosmetics stop the decline of natural ceramide levels of our skin by using a liposome-based delivery system. A decline in the skin’s natural ceramide levels, over time, results in the familiar signs of aging, however skincare products with added ceramides increase the skin’s total moisture content.
Utilizing a liposome-based delivery system, ceramides and other anti-aging ingredients can readily target skin locations most in need of protection.
No Heat during Processing
The effectiveness of our skincare products, containing many fragile bio-active ingredients, would be minimized, or even destroyed, with the typical hot manufacturing process. Paul Penders uses a cold blending technology where products made in small batches are not heated above 35°C.

Paul Penders herbal skincare containing LevensESSENTIE Gold ® herbal extract with added ceramides, liposomes and coconut water, as well as various vitamins offer effective and powerful results. The “cold-blended” manufacturing system ensures that all bio-active ingredients remain at full strength making our products most effective as possible.


Cyberlady’s Beauty Blog

Author: Cyberlady
A place to discuss skincare, cosmetics, clothes and other girlie stuff.
Paul Penders Ceramide Recovery Lipo A, C & E

I have been using this Paul Penders serum product for several days now and am really impressed with it. The texture is like silk when applied to the skin and you only need 2-3 drops. It contains so many goodies for the skin and gives back that lovely bloom that the passing years diminish. I have been applying it night and morning under moisturizer. It takes your moisturizer to a whole new level of efficacy. It’s especially good for dry mature skin making it feel comfortable and healthy. It comes in a dropper bottle so is very easy to dispense just 2 or 3 drops. The texture of this product is sublime, like liquid velvet, and such a pleasure to use, it even feels like your skin is improving as you are applying it as it feels supple and smooth. I take a couple of minutes to massage it in well. It sinks in leaving no greasy feel. This is what a serum should feel like and be such a joy to apply.
Gone are the days when I just use a moisturizer, to me now serums are a must to boost the moisturizer and get additional benefits. I like layering products as well, each layer providing a different treatment which can then work away doing its own thing on my skin whilst I get on with my life.
More and more I am moving to natural organic products because I don’t want to bombard my skin constantly with chemicals that are absorbed into the body. It makes sense to use the power that nature provides.
This product came from The Natural Skincare Company and the owner, Amanda, is passionate about her products and only picks the ones she personally likes and uses on her own skin. What better recommendation? This lady and I agree on our passion for skincare. This is what she says about this Paul Penders serum:
An extraordinary combination of fine herbs infused in botanical oils. Powerful vitamins fight free radical damage. Helps enhance hydration and re-texturise skin’s surface for a smoother appearance and immediate firming effect. Apply sparingly. Only a few drops in the morning and evening before applying moisturizer. For extra dry and sensitive skin use more liberally.
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UK Distributor: The Natural Skincare Company
About Me

    My working life was spent as Personnel Officer for a national company based in London. These days I have a skincare business and this Blog as well as other projects. I was a Host on the Daily Mail Beauty & Fashion forums for about 6 years. I have been involved in Product Evaluation, Color Analysis, makeovers, bridal & special occasion makeup and giving talks to ladies groups.

Welcome along!
I like this Blog to read a little like a magazine that you can dip into at will and find something of interest to read. There will be product reviews but much more……
I am sometimes sent samples for review by companies and I will always give my honest opinion about how I feel about the product, the companies understand this. I am never paid to review any item as I feel that would compromise my integrity


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!


Stress & your skin

Many physical changes are associated with long-term stress which leads to intense effects on your skin.

Whenever one is under stress, hormones will be released which cause blood vessels to constrict and lead to poor circulation. Due to decrease of blood supply to the skin, can leave it feeling dry and flaky.

Besides that, one breathing alters will become quicker and shallower. This will cause the amount of oxygen to your skin to be reduced. If stress is long-lasting, you may find that your skin becomes pasty or gray and you will be having tension lines around forehead, eyes and mouth.

Skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes although is not initially caused by stress, can worsen when you are under stress. And some people find that they break out in spots when they are stressed.

Although it is hard to get rid of all the stress we have, there are a few techniques that can help us to cope with stress more effectively.

  • Learn how to say no – Understand own limits and stick to them or when it is not necessary, you don’t have to do it.
  • Time management – If you are trying to do too many things in a time, not good. Try to arrange /divide the time well for each task.
  • Make time for yourself – do something that will bring joy to you. For example, reading, taking a walk in the park, relaxing while listening to music and many more.
  • Have enough sleep
  • Have a massage to relax tense muscle

And many techniques out there that is suitable for us. However, remember to choose a healthy way to release your stress.

We at Paul Penders have an excellent product that releases stress on the skin.

Ceramide Recovery Lipo A, C & E

A natural skin remedy containing vitamin A, C and E, provides antioxidant support against free radical damage. Enhances hydration for a smooth appearance and a firming effect.

The ingredients that make Ceramide Recovery Lipo A, C & E are Calendula flower oil, Wheatgerm oil, Phyto-tocotrienol, Ceramide III, Ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl palmitate, Essential oil of Olibanum, and of course the 22 herbs of the LevensESSENTIE Gold™.