Author: Juliette Ald
“…. Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated with horses. My mother once told me ever since I was a baby and saw a horse, I would point to it and whinny. So, I think one is born with the “horse bug” and it will never go away! If you have such a child you better start saving your pennies 🙂
It has been a long road to become a horse trainer and there will never be an end. It is about the “journey”, not the finish. I try to help a horse become stronger, healthier and happier in his daily work, no matter if they are just a pleasure mount or a fancy sport horse.
It takes careful and methodical training to create an athlete and a whole team of farriers, vets and trainers to keep on track. There is no end to learning, so it is always interesting.
Working with animals has made me a better person because they do not lie and do not judge. Horses in particular seem to have an uncanny way to mirror one’s personality. Impatience for instance, might create a nervous horse, or you can break them down physically by pushing them too far too soon.
They made me realize, that relationships are built on trust and if you can win that trust, there is nothing more rewarding or beautiful winning over such an amazing animal. Being able to make him your willing partner is an unbelievable feeling. And because of this, I can deal much better with life and what it might throw my way and I realized what’s really important and what is not worth losing sleep over.
Being outdoors most of the day, we horse people need sunscreen that does not sting when you sweat and doesn’t run into your eyes.
I often hear my fellow riders cry out about the sticky, pore clogging, sweaty, and filled with chemicals sunscreens and the wish for one that actually feels and smells nice.
Well, I finally found Paul Penders Natural Herbal Sunscreen SPF22 and I am very excited about this product. It feels very nice when you put it on, like a moisturizer, does not clog your pores and has a great smell.
No chemicals to worry about and it stays on all day, unless of course you work ten horses a day and sweat it off. I will recommend this to all my “horsier friends” and am sure, they will love it, too.
Thank you so much Paul to give us this great product. It has made my daily life in the sun much more safe and enjoyable! Happy trails, everyone!
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Herbal Sunscreen SPF 22 (for all skin types) provides broad-spectrum protection from harmful ultraviolet UVA and UVB rays of the sun while vitamins repair, soothe and hydrate the skin. Contain titanium and zinc oxides for UV protection and uplifting lavender essential oil. Apply liberally 20 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every 2 hours and always after swimming and after showering.
Goethe meant this phrase more less psychologically, where the words below are pure chemistry based. All is chemistry because all comes from chemistry. Natural and organic cosmetics get more popular because of fear by many towards chemicals.
But chemistry (means: science) is not man-made. Chemistry was happening naturally already before man came on earth. Many people think that chemistry is only happening recently and only done in labs. But chemistry has been around since the earth was formed. Chemistry relates to reactions in nature.
Natural ingredients are either single chemical substances, or, made of different chemical substances (mixture). The word ‘chemical’ is actually confusing in English. For many people it means ‘an unwanted additive or residue’ in their cosmetic products.
A chemical is any pure substance; being a synthesized molecule in the lab, or anything that is naturally occurring. Also organic ingredients are chemicals. And chemicals are not the same as ‘synthetic’.
Chemistry applies to synthetic and natural substances in the exact same way as it has been shown by today’s science. And when it comes to toxicity and safety issues…. remember: ‘EVERYTHING IS POISON AS IT ALL DEPENDS ON DOSE’ as Paracelsus, the father of today’s medicine stated in the 15th century.
We have to be aware that all substances can be good for us or dangerous for us …. Because it is a certain amount of use that counts:
- Venom will not be harmful if accidentally ingested while sucking off a snake’s bite (before spitting it out). Its full efficacy to induce adverse effects is in the blood system.
- You may safely eat butter, almonds or chocolate, but eat as much as 1 or 2kg of one of these and the toxicity of its components will become evident.
- Table salt is critical for the body to function well, but the World Health Organization recommends on its daily intake.
Remember… synthetic ingredients are not always ‘bad’. ‘Natural’ and ‘organic’ ingredients are not always ‘good’ or even safe! Natural, organic and synthetic ingredients are CHEMICALS. The dosage used is the key whether it is safe or brings harm or toxicity, as well as its effectiveness.
Freely edited from an article by Philippe Papadimitriou. Conducted studies in biochemistry at the University of Geneva in Switzerland where he majored in pharmacology and neurosciences. Is a member of the Jury of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva dealing with new ideas, concepts and creations in the class ‘food, drinks, cosmetics, paramedical, health and hygiene’.
The Daily Mail in UK reveals the ugly truth about organic and natural beauty products claiming to be chemical-free. Alice Hart-Davis, a beauty publicist, wrote about the ugly truth about beauty and one thing is for sure; in the beauty world “natural” is the new black.
Alice wrote: I’ve lost count of the times a press officer handed me a product with the words: “97% natural”. I usually scan through the ingredients listed on the back…. Glyceryl Stearate, Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate as top ingredients after water. Are those all natural and organic? Usually the publicist looks nonplussed, often replying: “they’re all naturally derived.”
Technically, these ingredients are “natural” even if they don’t sound natural, simply because they haven’t been made in a laboratory – another neat demonstration of how convoluted the whole issue of “natural” versus “chemical” has become.
The term “natural” is very wide, making it hard to know precisely what it means.
It’s an important and political hot potato too, as shown when US law-makers introduced a Safe Cosmetics Act which will enable the US Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether ingredients in personal care products might have harmful effects.
Today’s beauty consumers want “natural products” and are increasingly against any ingredients with names they perceive to be chemicals, particularly those that they judge to be toxic. When they think of natural skincare ingredients lists they should contain items they understand… extracts of flowers and herbs, clays, minerals, oils and waxes.
But the fact that a long list of chemically adapted ingredients is still classed as natural in many products is pretty confusing.
That view so exasperates the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) that it has offered £1 million to anyone who can show it a chemical-free product. So far, the RSC’s money remains safe, but that’s not going to change the prevailing mood.
When you push people to say what exactly they mean by wanting “chemical-free” skincare they become a bit more specific. What they want to avoid are harsh or toxic chemicals that might be bad for their skin.
One thing people don’t want on ingredients lists is sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulphate (SLS or SLES), the foaming agent in everything from shampoo to toothpaste. It’s a known irritant, though it tends not to be a problem because it’s used in wash-off products. Another one is parabens, a family of preservatives in cosmetics with great success for the past 50 years but which has become the bogeyman of the cosmetics industry. Yet the evidence against them is not conclusive.
We at Paul Penders believe that there should be far more honesty and openness at certifying organic bodies giving their OK to many “certified organic cosmetics” that contain downright chemicals, or other ingredients that are even questionable to be called natural.
Paul Penders Co stays away from being certified organic by 3rd parties. No false marketing claims are being made ever. No “feel-good” slogans that are not backedup by the naked truth and long time experience we have. We have our own R&D staff who work with pride and true honor and…. a 100% commitment to using natural and organic, ethically produced highest standard ingredients … for over 40 years.
Trust us because nobody can take this away !