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.
 
Enzymes
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.
 
Ceramides
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.
 

 
    

My Secret for Beautiful Hair


Let me share my professional secret for beautiful hair.
 
Katja Penders….: “Our family’s tradition and experience in cosmetology goes back for over 100 years in Europe, USA and now in Asia. I have seen hundreds of examples of how to obtain beautiful hair.

But I also learned that the secret to having beautiful hair starts by maintaining a healthy scalp.
When the scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy hair won’t happen unless we incorporate a “scalp-care” treatment into your hair-care regime.
Over the years we developed a 4-STEP Hair & Scalp Treatment program where the very first important step is to cleanse the scalp.
Paul Penders hair care range contains a wonderful and unique product called Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment. Pegaga is a powerful Malaysian herb that grows wild in this great tropical Langkawi GEOPARK rainforest island.
It is used for centuries by local people for cleansing the body and beauty treatments. It is a powerful herb that deeply cleanses impurities from the scalp while at the same time takes care of dandruff problems.
One full treatment is described below which should be done twice a week until enough improvement is made. Later on it can be used as a healthy and relaxing total hair and scalp maintenance treatment every 2 weeks, or once a month.
I know several people who started using the treatments and the result is more beautiful, healthy, shiny, and fuller hair.
 
Please follow this easy 4-step process:
 

 

And interesting enough…. people report not only more beautiful hair and dandruff disappears, but some told me their headaches as well!!   For us at Paul Penders, that makes perfect sense!”
 

Katja Penders
 

 
    

A different approach to shampooing hair

A different approach to shampooing hair
Paul Penders Time Release Jasmine Shampoo uses a unique Two-Step washing process that includes a “Time Release” approach. During scalp-cleansing and hair-washing (2 different steps) not much suds appear. Only by adding a little bit of water to the hair during washing, the natural shampoo formula “breaks open” and some gentle suds appears to cleanse hair beautifully.
 
Why is Paul Penders shampoo created with a 2-Step formula?
During application (Step 1) the scalp is being cleansed, which is important because a clean scalp is essential to healthy and beautiful hair. Since the shampoo is especially made that foam does not develop right away, therefore our shampooing process is called ‘Time-Release’ or ‘Time Delayed’.
 
As the scalp is gently massaged first, our precious certified organic herbal extract relaxes and cleanses scalp.
Step 2 starts by adding a little bit of water and when the formula “breaks-open” some foam develops only right now. Thus Step 1 is cleansing the scalp and Step 2 is the actual washing of hair.

A special washing process that no other shampoo offers.
The Jasmine Time Release shampoo suds are kept to a minimum because soap-suds tend to dry out hair. It strips hair of essential moisture as well. While almost all shampoos are designed to create a very rich lather using chemicals like Sodium Lauryl (and other) Sulphates, our natural shampoo makes only gentle suds that are derived from sugar. Thus shampoo-suds from a natural source that foams moderately and is exceptional mild for hair and scalp.

Shampoo-suds do not provide any health benefit to hair.
At the contrary; studies over more than 25 years showed that too much shampoo suds tends to weaken hair over time.
One of the great ingredients we use in our natural Jasmine Time Release Shampoo is pure olive oil that has been used for centuries by Mediterranean women as an essential beauty treatment for healthy hair.

Olive oil also tends to beautify hair over time resulting in fuller and shiny hair.
 
All Paul Penders natural cosmetics contain LevensESSENTIE Gold®
an extract of 22 certified organic herbs from the East and West, a traditional recipe passed down from Paul’s grandmother. We tested this way of cleansing hair for many years and now people use it in all parts of the world. There is no other shampoo available same as ours!
 
Paul Penders Natural Hair Care Products Are Legendary.
Just 6 exceptional high-quality haircare products deliver all anyone wants in order to treat scalp and hair naturally. Paul’s products are preferred by several pro-styling hair salons around the world. As he started as a hair stylist himself in Europe, over many years he created his product in his own salons to ensure bringing the finest results.
 
Now, for all who really want more suds during washing… just wash hair quickly for a 2ND time with only few drops of shampoo and… more suds will be there!
 
See here Katja’s story “My Secret for Beautiful Hair” about an easy 4-step natural hair care treatment program that was so successful for herself that she start advising it to many friends who experienced same wonderful results!
 
 
    

The Get-together Dinner

I had been invited to a dinner on Monday night and was asked to be at Paul Penders office from 7.30pm onwards, when the guests were expected to be arriving. Upon reaching, I was amazed to see the brightly lit up office building. The lights made it look like a magnificent mansion from far away. See the photo of Paul Penders office taken during the day.

As I entered into the building, I was greeted by unrecognized faces but with firm handshakes and shy smiles. I proceeded upstairs and I saw Susan. I remember putting in a contribution from her into Paul Penders blog regarding the changes of her skin and life after using Paul Penders products. Besides, she is also a regular reader of the blog who leaves comments occasionally. Although it’s my first time meeting her, I felt a sense of familiarity with her. She looked beautiful in her midnight blue dress, which she paired with a seashell necklace. I was impressed with her fair and smooth skin that barely had any make-up on.

As the time passed, more guests began to turn up. I thought there would only be the Langkawi staff and I was taken aback to see more than 20 people showed up that night, who came from different places including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Bangkok, Vietnam, and Netherlands. They were the distributors, the staff in the Langkawi headquarter, the website designers and the representatives from the manufacturing, packaging and shipping, and others who work indirectly with Paul Penders company.

I had also met Chan and Anne, a couple who is in charge of the manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Kaye and Lee Booi from the Green Meadow, and Mariek, the talented and experienced Executive Director of worldwide Marketing & Sales, and Nic and Krista.

After everyone had arrived, we made our way to the lawn in front of the office building for dinner. Although the buffet spread was simple, the food was wholesome and extravagant. Our meal was completed with fried noodle, fried rice, sambal chicken, mutton curry, stir-fried vegetables, salad, sambal prawns, fresh pegaga, hotdogs, nuggets and French fries, and pudding for dessert.

A variety of beverages were served to cater to different age groups and individual preferences, such as orange juice, soft drinks, mineral water, beer, wine and Whiskey.

After a hearty dinner, everyone started to mingle around and take photos to preserve the memories of that night. Some of the married ones brought their family along too and the kids were having fun playing tag and hide-and-seek together.

Although the party wasn’t a grand one, the chance to understand more about this company and the excitement of meeting new people made the night a memorable one. As the night progressed, the guests gradually left the party. We bid each other goodbye and wished goodnight. I went home covering sweat (due to the humid weather in Langkawi), but I was all wrapped up with friendly hugs and kisses. Thanks for the wonderful dinner and experience, everyone!

Fresh from the oven!

Guess what? Paul Penders Co. is going to create a new website for PP Europe, which is to cater to the European market.

I was in Penang last weekend and I managed to dig out some time to meet up with Krista and Nic from Red Box Studio, a website designing company that designed Paul Penders’ first website. Came along with me was Nash, my friend who is a photographer like me but is ready to take up photography jobs. We were sitting in a cozy cafe where the discussion about taking photos for the new website took place.

Katja Penders
Katja Penders

During the briefing, me and Nash were told that Katja would be the model, who would have her photos taken amidst of the lush beauty of Langkawi. Besides, PP products and fresh ingredients would also be included in the website, along with close-up shots of natural herbs and flowers. During the brainstorming session, Krista and Nic were very helpful in providing ideas on how to take good photos that meet the requirements.

Last night, me and Nash made an appointment to meet up with Katja to let her know about where to take photos, what to wear, what to bring and how the photos would be taken. She also gave us some of her ideas based from her 2-year experience as a model and it was very helpful. We also showed her photos from professional photographers found on the Internet that gave us the inspirations. She loved them! And I could see that she was as excited as we were.

We had arranged the photo-shoot to be done during this weekend. I feel optimistic about the photo-shoot because I strongly believe that we will work well together. I can’t wait to start!