The Story of Michelle

“I have been using your products for more than 20 years as I am chemically allergic to cosmetics. I use your black eye pencil and mascara exclusively. These are the ONLY I do not react to. I can not wear any other makeup as I react severely to them. I beg you to not to remove these products ever from production. Thank you!”

    Michelle deJarld, California, USA
    (Address not disclosed on request)

I use a great testimonial as follow-up to my blog article of a while ago because of the scare tactics by “The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics” where our customers spontaneously write us that show that Paul Penders cosmetics are SAFE even for people with most sensitive skin.
What makes me upset is that our time-tested natural ingredients, according to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, are linked to cancer and a host of diseases without any scientific evidence presented by them. How is this possible in a country like the US? We receive testimonials from satisfied people all the time, but this one is special. I wish to share especially this one with you too.
The Story of Michelle.
Dear Paul,
I would be honored if you use my letter as a testimonial.  My name is Michelle deJarld and I live in California. I have had allergies all my life to foods, chemicals, environmental factors and most anything and everything. Wearing make-up has been very difficult as I am allergic to so many products. Paul Penders is the only eyeliner and mascara that I have been able to find anywhere that I won’t react to.
I was born with hives, an allergic reaction to a medication my mother had taken before delivery.  I have a lot of food allergies also. It’s been an interesting and very challenging journey so far!!
I am an official court reporter by day and a rock drummer in a local band by night.

The band I play in is called “Moe and the Sparrows” and we do all original Christian rock songs. I enjoy classical music very much as well, and any guitarist that I have worked with a classical background is always a wonderful musician!
I also have played bass guitar in a cover band doing early 60s through 90s along with current rock music. Drumming and guitar are great outlets for stress and a lot of fun!!  The stress of my day job is tremendous so to have a great outlet like this really helps!
I am a Blink 182 fan, but I love all kinds of music and bands out there currently. And past, from the Blues, some Jazz, rap, and of course rock artists like the Rolling Stones to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin (whose drummer John Bonham was a great influence)  to Pearl Jam to No Doubt, to Lincoln Park to Kings of Leon, etc., the list is infinite.
I am a Cancer Moonchild
Very sensitive internally along with the external sensitivities! I’m also a natural very dark redhead; French and Irish, which again adds to the sensitivities! Anyhow, for over 20 years now your products help me to be able to wear makeup like the rest of the world and even more needed and useful for my performances!
Michelle deJarld

Paul Penders Now Available in Australia

After nearly 20 years of absence, Paul Penders products are officially back on the Australian market!

Paul Penders Australia is now a part of the Perth-based company Euro Ventures who had been searching for a long time for a brand like Paul Penders.

The message that Paul Penders products represents clearly fit into Euro Ventures’ philosophy.

Euro Ventures represents in Australia a top professional healthcare company from the U.S. as well.

It took a long time and a concerted team effort of specialists to finally get Paul Penders products approved by the notorious strict NICNAS, the Australian counterpart of the CTFA in USA. But we succeeded and now a first shipment of fresh products is on its way to down under!

Euro-Ventures partners Lim and Calvin with Paul
Euro Ventures partners, Lim and Calvin, with Paul

A new website at is produced especially for the Australian market by Redbox Studio, a web design and web strategy firm from Penang, Malaysia.

Euro Ventures found Paul Penders mentioned in The Safe Shoppers’ Bible, a comprehensive guidebook to consumers’ questions about thousands of brand-name household products, personal care products, foods and beverages.

In this guidebook – a must read for all those who value their health –  they noticed the Paul Penders brand, a natural organic cosmetics company which held strong beliefs about no-animal testing and leaving the world a better place. The information in the book resonated deeply with Euro Ventures which lead to them contacting Paul and talking about their interest in bringing our products to the Down Under market.

Calvin said they were impressed with Paul Penders products and by his philosophy.

Most fascinating is that in every Paul Penders product is their all natural herbal extract called “Essence of Life” which Paul’s grandmother pioneered.

This all natural herbal extract called  LevensESSENTIEGold™ was used in her beauty salon in Holland some 100 years ago.

Today, the principles of the same formula has been retained and turned into a patent pending LevensESSENTIEGold™ extract made from 22 Asian and Western herbs to be found in every bottle and jar of Paul Penders products.

It is no wonder that when you buy Paul Penders, you are holding in your hands a century-old beauty legacy.

Calvin and Lim from Euro Ventures soon met Paul  and  were enthralled with the brand’s sincerity and philosophy.

Calvin says, “Seeing how passionate and enthusiastic he was about his organic products, we were keen to share his products and philosophy with our fellow Australians. This is how Euro Ventures, a Western Australia company registered with the Government Department of Health and Ageing – NICNAS – became the country’s exclusive distributor for Paul Penders in Australia.”