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.


Statement from Paul Penders on Ingredients in Cosmetics, July 2009

Hereby, I, Paul Penders, President of Paul Penders Co., Inc., San Pablo, California in The United States of America, and of Paul Penders Co., Langkawi UNESCO Geopark, Malaysia make the following statement about Paul Penders natural organic herbal cosmetics:

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We use certified organic ingredients. LevensESSENTIE Gold is a herbal extract made of 22 organic herbs. The certified ingredients are being used in different quantities depending on the specific product. Please review the explanation of ALL Paul Penders ingredients used in our products at: paulpenders.com.

Aloe & Lavender A.M. MoisturizerWe guarantee, based on tests by the University of Penang, that all our products (including baby products) do not contain 1.4 dioxane or formaldehyde.

Each and every product batch is, before being filled into containers, certified by an independent Australian ISO 9000 laboratory to state that the product is entirely fit and safe for filling. Only after this certificate is issued and received, we proceed with filling

Our preservatives are made from certified organic and natural ingredients which may vary, depending on which product it is applied to.

We use certified organic colors for our makeup products that may come from iron oxides or, for some of the lip colors, carmine. We proudly denounce – and never ever use – chemical FD&C colors or other petrochemical dyes.

Natural Cream LipstickWe use no chemical emulsifiers. No chemical fragrances (but blends of natural essential oils). No chemical foaming agents. No petroleum based ingredients. Our products are cold-mixed, a system developed by us that guarantees optimal potency and effectiveness of all ingredients used. This ensures the ingredients ability to work in the desired way, instead of their effect being sabotaged or killed due to heat processing.

We have never, ever tested on animals! The history of Paul Penders is a proud testimony to this fact: being THE pioneer in non-animal tested cosmetics for over 40 years!

Proudfully and Respectfully

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