Secret to beautiful hair & scalp

When your scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy looking hair won’t happen unless you incorporate scalp care into your hair regime. Over the years, Paul Penders has developed a great hair and scalp treatment which delivers beautiful, healthy hair. The important first step is to cleanse the scalp thoroughly. Powerful rainforest herbs from Malaysia slowly saturate and purify the scalp while loosening dandruff. For the healthiest hair, the process is as follow:

  1. Apply Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment.
    Gently massage until scalp feels warm. Leave in for 10 minutes (60 max) and cover hair with a plastic shower cap or wrap in a towel or cloth for best results.
  2. Shampoo clean with our Time Release Jasmine Shampoo
    After scalp cleansing, wash thoroughly with our scented Jasmine Shampoo to ensure a healthy foundation for beautiful hair.

  3. Deep condition with our Herbal Lemon Conditioner
    After shampooing, while hair is still wet, apply Herbal Lemon Conditioner, especially designed to correct dry and brittle ends without weighing down hair. Adds moisture as well to hair.
  4. Apply Intensive Hair Repair Therapy
    Restore balance and life to dry, damaged and chemically treated hair with regular Intensive Hair Repair Therapy treatments. Leaves hair full of vitality and shine, without weighing it down. Also targets split ends. For beautiful shiny hair.
  5. Finish with Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner
    Beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp. A scalp and hair solution designed to ensure circulation and balance sebum production. Calms scalp. Restores luster and shine. To use Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner, apply sparingly directly onto the scalp.
  6. To tame frizzy hair, use Leave-In Defrizzing Balm
    Protect, moisturize and tame frizzy, dry hair with our Defrizzing Balm made from herbal essential oils providing vitamins and minerals. Leave in for the healthiest, most manageable hair.

                                                                                                      Information by: Katja




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.


Winter is calling

I am in Europe now and it always amazes me at this time of the year how trees turn so beautifully red and yellow. I love the experience of the unique wonderful smells of autumn that are in the air, with wind, at times quite strong, and nights where it starts to freeze. It is that great season I always miss when at Langkawi rainforest island in Malaysia.
Now I start thinking about winter skincare… what preparation I wish to advise to our customers in Northern Europe and Northern Asian countries. I also realize that in Australia they wait for spring to arrive! How interesting the world is in its simpleness, its consistency and its beauty.
Suddenly I realize that I am happy that we were able to finalize our new moisturizer created especially for dry winter weather. As a matter of fact, my thoughts go out to our people in the production area that are preparing for the very first production run of this new moisturizer: Dry Skin Relief. Day-dreaming in these stunning surroundings of the natural woods is like therapy for the soul.

So, since winter is coming, eventhough around the world climates vary, the problems our skin experiences are similar. In winter skin deals with a lot of harsh environments, cold air, indoor heaters, rain, snow and an overall lack of a good sunlight. We are left with dry skin that can become easily chapped and cracked.
Our skin’s goals this winter should be to moisturize, exfoliate and moisturize again.
With all below, keep moisture in mind with all the choices you make in your skin care regime.
Cleansing and Toning Rules….
Better use no cleansing gels, soaps or foam cleansers but cleansing milks are the very best right now. Put away astringents and use a toner ideally for winter. Skin needs to be soothed and balance; never dried out further by an astringent. Chamomile & Moringa Skin Toner is the perfect toner for all seasons and for all skin types, also during winter because of its very gentle and soothing effect on skin. Especially during winter season anyone will experience the best for their skin using this herbal toner made with 22 certified organic herbs.

Choose heavier creams in the winter than you would in the summer months. Feel free to use Dry Skin Relief also on your lips besides the entire face. If your skin is itching it is because dry air of winter is causing the moisture in the top layer of your skin to evaporate quickly. You will need to slather those areas with extra moisture until you feel relief. Thus now it is the perfect time for our new Dry Skin Relief that is truly packed with rich emollients and various natural plant oils.
Yep… Exfoliate ….
And better twice per week! To remove dead skin cells allows skin to absorb the extra moisture you are lathering on. Have you ever wondered about the areas of your skin that looks like your skin is flaking off your body? What happens is that during the winter months there are thousands of dry skin cells ready to be sloughed off the surface and they become clumped together with oil which forms what appear to be flakes.
Thus, exfoliate your skin using Citrus Fruit Exfoliant or our new Active Renew Facial Scrub (coming out very soon). One superb thing to do during winter is a by-weekly treatment of ICT (Intensive Clarifying Therapy) and skin will look more radiant than ever… especially during the winter season!

Last but not least…
One of the best times in winter to apply Lavender Body Lotion is right after a hot bath or shower. The heat and steam from the shower allows skin to thoroughly absorb moisture. Using the above tips assures you, and your skin of a Happy Winter!!!!


Our Products Thoroughly Tested by Beauty Journal (Part 2) 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”!
Test Judge of Beauty Journal
April 2011

Paul Penders Natural Professional Ampules on its way!

Great News!
Paul Penders R&D came out with new professional salon products…. Ampules. It is a one-time use ampule. Our marketing team also plans to make these ampules for retail use available too, for consumers to enjoy the great ampules at home as well.
The following ampule types we plan to have available soon:

  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules to Lift & Astringe – help to strengthen skin’s elasticity, suppleness and firmness of the skin. In addition it helps to refine skin texture and minimize pore size. Suitable for all skin types.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules with Vitamin C – help to purify skin and tightens the skin pores. Suitable for all skin types.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules to Clarify & Whiten – help to reduce the appearance of age spots and freckles, as well as even the skin tone. They also help to provide more radiance; moisturize and skin elasticity appearance improves. For all sin types, especially for pigmentation skin.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules with Trace Elements – help to revitalize fatigue skin. For dry, dehydrated & fatigue skin.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules to Purify / Anti Acne – help to regulate excessive sebum secretion and soothe irritated skin areas. It also has an antiseptic effect on acne and pimples. For acne, pimples and oily skin.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules with Vitamin C & B – help to reduce melanin production and lighten existing darkened complexion. Also help to prevents new occurrences as well. For all skin types especially for pigmentation skin.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules for Line & Wrinkle Diminishing – help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep lines and other age-related imperfections. For all skin types, especially for matured skin.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules for Anti Inflammatory – help to regulate excessive sebum secretion. Effectively soothe, heal and anti-inflammatory activities for irritated skin areas. For all skin types especially for oily skin.
  • Organic LevensESSENTIE Gold® Ampules to Soothe & Moisturize – help to keep skin moisturized, smooth and sooth irritated skin. For all skin types, especially for dehydrated skin.

We are getting requests for these from the Paul Penders Natural Organic Beauty Salons. But…. please be patient 🙂 We are working on these as fast as we can….. We will make an announcement soon.