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.

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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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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

 
 
 
    

Our Products Thoroughly Tested by Beauty Journal (Part 2)

www.beautyjournaal.nl 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”!
 
Debbie
Test Judge of Beauty Journal
April 2011
 
 
 

Our Products Thoroughly Tested by Beauty Journal (Part 1)

Beauty Journaal.nl 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. It provides ‘no-nonsense’ professional in-depth reviews about “the good and the bad” in the world of cosmetics.
 
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 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 end below is her report.


    Debbie, 41 who loves natural cosmetics

A couple of weeks ago, I received 3 Paul Penders natural skincare products.
I never had heard about these products but as I saw them, I did feel kind of excited. LevensESSENTIE is printed on the entire product and that is a Dutch word. So our offices being in The Netherlands, I realized that this must have something to do with Holland as well.
 
I was surprised by the simple but beautiful designed boxes and carefully opened the packages. “Who is Paul Penders I was thinking? So I decided to do a research on the Paul Penders Company and I was truly amazed what I found out.
 
Once he was the owner of beauty salons in Holland and decided to develop his own natural herbal cosmetics. His company had moved from Holland to Ireland, then to America, and finally ending up on a small rainforest island in beautiful Malaysia!
 
Not long ago an interview about Paul’s turbulent life was held with Monique Lindeboom, President of the Beauty Journal website what you can see read here at http://www.beautyjournaal.nl/2011/04/monique-schrijft-de-missie-van-paul-penders/.
The bottom line of Paul’s product story is here:
 
What are Paul Penders most important ingredients in his products?
I soon discovered that Paul Penders uses a mixture of 22 ancient “western and eastern” certified organic herbs which is called LevensESSENTIE Gold ®, made in a concentrated extract and with coconut water and enzymes added.
 

Paul Penders uses a cold-blended manufacturing process with gentle emulsifying ingredients used under low temperatures that results into a more powerful effect on your skin since the key natural ingredients are not weakened or destroyed by the heat process normally used in the cosmetic manufacturing.
 
In part 2 we will show you the extensive report about the 3 products testing. But here is already the overall conclusion from Debbie 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!
 
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!”

 
(In Part 2 will be the detailed description about the test)
 
 
 

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)