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.


Hear it from someone else

Author: Anna Rodgers on September 19th 2011
Once in a while I come across a new skincare range that is just amazing! I heard through Sarah Best who was the editor of Get Fresh Magazine for about 6 years about this range and Sarah spoke so highly of it. Editors of Magazine get the best products to try and when they continue on using something, you know that it must be great!
Paul Penders range began in the 1900’s when Paul’s grandparents both ran well known beauty salons in the Netherlands. Paul wanted to make skincare that did not rely on chemical based ingredients so set about creating a range that was based on the purest ingredients and used a cold pressing process. This meant that the ingredients remained ‘raw’ and highly active.

With the help of Dutch herbal master and apothecary Herma Eeftink and also the famous natural healer Dr. Ab Steyn, they all encouraged Paul to incorporate a unique family-devised herbal extract into his products. Called LevensESSENTIE Gold® (Dutch for “Essence of Life”), his grandmother had used the extract for extraordinary homemade skin and hair-care formulations for many years.

LevensESSENTIE Gold® is made with coconut water (wow!) and ceramides, vitamin A, B, C, E, Alpha Tocotrienol (best quality form of Vitamin E) and enzymes and is in each and every single product. This special combination creates the highest quality effect on the skin and is well loved by many women and men around the world. The cold processing is unique as most companies use heat to mix their creams and lotions and this heating will of course affect the structure of the enzymes and other precious ingredients. So for many of us, the creams that you put on, are not what you think they are! They tend to just sit on the skin and not improve the condition in a way that is noticeable.
The Paul Penders range has skincare, haircare, makeup and bodycare and even a very very impressive product called Intensive Clarifying Therapy, ICT, which is an at home mask treatment kit which gives salon worthy results but without the use of harsh chemicals. This is one of their star products and one that people rave about! This is on my list of things to test out!

The Natural Skincare Company, who distributes Paul Penders in the UK, was kind enough to send me a few samples of some of their products. This website is absolutely brilliant because all of the brands are very trustworthy and high quality so I can safely say to anyone, if you want to find the best natural beauty products, then head on over!

View blog at: http://blog.missecoglam.com/2011/09/paul-penders-cold-pressed-skin-hair-make-up-and-body-care-range-totally-gorgeous.html


An encouragement to wake up

After we have tested this product, we say… please.. DO try Paul Penders Hydrating Control Serum (HCS) at home, will you? Because it is a real savior when your face is in trouble!

The tube contains a creamy serum with a surprising effect! Your skin will feel soft and smooth, and it seems like your face is being ‘tight up’ a little. You’re now ready to face the outside world all bright and shiny!
Hydrating Control Serum provides your skin with her need for hydration and attends her natural resilience, softness and radiant complexion.
The purely natural ingredients of this serum richly provide your skin with the right vitamins, ceramides, liposomes and powerful anti-oxidants to prevent the early signs of aging and simultaneously encourage the production of healthy chloroplasts.
Hydrating Control Serum is preferably used underneath your day moisturizer as it increases the activity of the moisturizer in that way.
The special LevensESSENTIE Gold® certified organic herbs, as well as plants extracts are for women who believe that nature provides the best ingredients to keep their skin healthy.

But also to people who believe that their choice for honest natural products give a fair chance to nature, because these specific choices defines the future of our earth’s children as well.
Author: Maureen (Translation testimonial from Beauty Journal in Europe)

ICT, the Well Kept Secret to Beautiful Skin

For many years, we at Paul Penders understood the scientific wonders of ICT and how, with innovation, it has been used effectively in skin treatment to remove old and dead skin cells to reveal a new skin that makes you look and feel younger.
Actually the mixture of certified organic herbs and CO2 has been a well-kept secret behind the success of ICT (Intensive Clarifying Therapy). It is the unique application and scientific knowledge that produces excellent results in this exciting skin treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps to improve the elasticity of the skin, and gives you a softer, smoother and clearer complexion.

The beautiful effervescence resulting from the mixture of two product components from ICT produces very tiny bubbles of CO2 and a small amount of oxygen, which complement each other to keep your complexion always aglow and looking fresh.
We are excited with C02 based on new scientific evidence and the increased medical use of CO2 lately. At Paul Penders, we believe in providing you with the knowledge of how our products work so that you can use them confidently.
How CO2 is used these days for skincare
Dermatologists in USA bring CO2 just below the surface of the skin; it diffuses into the surrounding tissues and literally “melts away” fat cells and unwanted stretch marks. CO2 causes the blood vessels to dilate and increase the oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin. This helps to eliminate fluid build-up between cells, and the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen. Fewer fat cells result in a firm and younger looking skin.
Research conducted at the University of Siena in Italy showed that CO2 was effective in helping women lose fats in their thigh and stomach. At the same time their skin became firmer and cellulite smoother.
Medical CO2 treatments are also used to treat layers of damaged skin with excellent results. The laser treatment helps to remove fine wrinkles and giving the skin a smoother complexion, besides minimizing facial scars and heavily pigmented areas. The treatments are effective in softening lines around the eyes and mouth.
We at Paul Penders appreciate CO2 as a Big Life Giver and essential part of our eco system. CO2 has been received adverse publicity about greenhouse effects and global warming but new research however shows how C02 contributes to sustain life on earth.
We, at Paul Penders, use the great advantages of C02 combined with certified organic herbs, while more and more dermatologists worldwide now continue to explore the wonders of C02 for truly beautiful skin from a medical perspective as well.

All one needs is ICT.

You can expect the best results in anti-aging treatment with Paul Penders ICT. On top of the beautiful effervescence which helps to allow quick penetration of nutrients into the skin, ICT contains 22 certified organic herbs and essential oils, ceramides and vitamins which help to nourish the fresh skin cells after the ICT has done its job. These nutrients, which are ‘food to the skin’, will improve the skin’s elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase moisture levels of the skin.
To prepare a fresh ICT treatment is a simple three-step process:

  1. Mix the two product components – two scoops of ICT I with ¾ scoop of ICT II (for multiple amounts use same multiple dosages). Application tools and directions are inside the ICT packaging box.
  2. Let the mixture develop for a few minutes and apply mixture with a brush or spatula onto face and neck but avoid applying close to the eyes. For dry and sensitive skin apply first a moisturizer, only then apply ICT.
  3. Leave 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse off.

New Study Confirms Superiority of Ceramide-Based Products

A type of organic compound that lies within the stratum corneum layer of the skin, ceramides, helps prevent loss of moisture.

When ceramide levels in skin decline, water evaporates more quickly and skin becomes dry.

According to a research study published in Skin & Aging Magazine, products that contain ceramides can help rejuvenate the skin to a far greater extent than products containing other types of emollients.

The study included participants between the ages of 18 and 60 who were treated with a ceramide-based emollient on one half of their face and a petrolatum emollient on the other half.

Ceramides continue to be a key special ingredient in Paul Penders skincare products.

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