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

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Author: Cyberlady
A place to discuss skincare, cosmetics, clothes and other girlie stuff.
Paul Penders Ceramide Recovery Lipo A, C & E

I have been using this Paul Penders serum product for several days now and am really impressed with it. The texture is like silk when applied to the skin and you only need 2-3 drops. It contains so many goodies for the skin and gives back that lovely bloom that the passing years diminish. I have been applying it night and morning under moisturizer. It takes your moisturizer to a whole new level of efficacy. It’s especially good for dry mature skin making it feel comfortable and healthy. It comes in a dropper bottle so is very easy to dispense just 2 or 3 drops. The texture of this product is sublime, like liquid velvet, and such a pleasure to use, it even feels like your skin is improving as you are applying it as it feels supple and smooth. I take a couple of minutes to massage it in well. It sinks in leaving no greasy feel. This is what a serum should feel like and be such a joy to apply.
Gone are the days when I just use a moisturizer, to me now serums are a must to boost the moisturizer and get additional benefits. I like layering products as well, each layer providing a different treatment which can then work away doing its own thing on my skin whilst I get on with my life.
More and more I am moving to natural organic products because I don’t want to bombard my skin constantly with chemicals that are absorbed into the body. It makes sense to use the power that nature provides.
This product came from The Natural Skincare Company and the owner, Amanda, is passionate about her products and only picks the ones she personally likes and uses on her own skin. What better recommendation? This lady and I agree on our passion for skincare. This is what she says about this Paul Penders serum:
An extraordinary combination of fine herbs infused in botanical oils. Powerful vitamins fight free radical damage. Helps enhance hydration and re-texturise skin’s surface for a smoother appearance and immediate firming effect. Apply sparingly. Only a few drops in the morning and evening before applying moisturizer. For extra dry and sensitive skin use more liberally.
Blog review:
UK Distributor: The Natural Skincare Company
About Me

    My working life was spent as Personnel Officer for a national company based in London. These days I have a skincare business and this Blog as well as other projects. I was a Host on the Daily Mail Beauty & Fashion forums for about 6 years. I have been involved in Product Evaluation, Color Analysis, makeovers, bridal & special occasion makeup and giving talks to ladies groups.

Welcome along!
I like this Blog to read a little like a magazine that you can dip into at will and find something of interest to read. There will be product reviews but much more……
I am sometimes sent samples for review by companies and I will always give my honest opinion about how I feel about the product, the companies understand this. I am never paid to review any item as I feel that would compromise my integrity


Double Winning Beauty Award

Not long ago Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer was awarded again. This time in the United States through a tough contest organized by the great magazine “Natural Solutions” which is a popular health magazine available in the U.S. and in Canada from coast to coast. We were chosen during a fierce contest where many cosmetic companies had send in their favorite products to be tested by a team of professional beauty journalists. Our product won with flying colors at the “Beauty with a Conscience Awards” contest.

We were double delighted with this news because it was actually a second time that Paul Penders Avocado and Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer had won an award. The first time “Natural Health Magazine” in UK awarded our product just little bit earlier. Who would not get truly excited with such wonderful development?
The good news of these awards still positively influences interest for our company. We are so happy to receive letters from consumers who enjoy this “super night moisturizer” that is carefully made of natural and organic ingredients.
We would like again to share the email that the publisher of “Natural Solutions” magazine wrote us:

    To Paul Penders:
    Paul Penders Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer has been chosen in the night cream category of Natural Solutions magazine’s “Beauty With a Conscience Awards”.
    We applaud you for creating a fabulous product that’s not only free of unnecessary chemicals and harmful toxins—it also stood out as a top performer against the many other clean night creams we tested!
    Take pride in the strides you’ve made to promote safe, natural personal care—and let us spread the word of your achievements.
    Natural Solutions Magazine

Of course, we at Paul Penders are very proud and feel honored. We are grateful to have been chosen among so many competing cosmetic companies who sent their products in for these contests. Here some facts about this TWICE winner product:
Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer is a light creamy moisturizer that replenishes dry and sensitive skin and protects against dehydration. It lavishes the skin with emollients derived from selected natural moisturizing agents, including the finest avocado and jojoba plant oils. It contains natural vitamins, ceramides and liposomes to keep the skin smooth, supple and resilient.

Paul Penders Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer is available in a tube of 40 gram as well available in a small trial-size tube of 12 gram that is ideally made for traveling too. Please ask our distributor in your country about this super award-winning product!


MYLOHAS is the very popular Japanese website for women who love organic products and natural life style. For the 2010 Christmas Season Sale, Paul Penders natural organic cosmetics brand is added on the Special Present Page.
No less than 22 organic cosmetic brands are involved. We are very happy that Paul Penders products are listed as # 2 on the Present Page for this Christmas event.

Paul Penders lucky prize winners receive full-sizes of Rosemary & Calendula Cleansing Milk, Avocado & Cranberry PM Moisturizer and Hydrating Control Serum.
The above link shows in Japanese the special presents which includes a short Paul Penders Co history description.
The products offered:

Rosemary & Calendula Cleansing Milk
For normal to dry & sensitive skin
With fine plant-derived oils, certified organic herbs and uplifting rosemary essential oil that tenderly cleanse skin, this natural facial cleanser effectively removes dirt and impurities to leave skin soft, smooth and fresh. Also removes makeup.

Avacado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer
Night time moisturizer for dry & sensitive skin
This creamy nighttime moisturizer replenishes dry, sensitive skin and protect from dehydration. Lavishes skin with emollients derived from avocado and jojoba plant oils. Contain vitamins, ceramides and liposomes to keep skin smooth, supple and resilient.

Hydrating Control Serum
Adds moisture to very dry skin
This botanical treatment rich in vitamins, ceramides and liposomes helps skin that requires more moisture to maintain its suppleness and radiance.

A testimonial from a customer, Paul Penders Australia

In the middle of August, I had received en email from Stella, saying she is interested in Paul Penders products. At the same time, Paul Penders Australia had just start up in Perth. Therefore I forwarded the email from Stella to Bee to contract her for further information. I am glad to hear that in such a short time, Bee had contacted Stella and arranged to do a facial using the full range of Paul Penders products.
The following is the testimonial from Stella:
“First of all, I would like to thank Bee and Calvin for their hospitality and their help with finding my way through the Paul Penders product range.
In May this year my partner and I moved from the Netherlands to Perth, Western Australia. After I finished the skin products I took with me from the Netherlands, I had to find new products here in Australia that would suit my sensitive skin. There were a lot of choices, but not a lot of products could comply with my conditions of a skin care product: not tested on animals and of an organic nature. The products of Paul Penders did! Bee organized a fantastic facial treatment so I could try everything Paul Penders has to offer. The products were very gentle on my skin and the results showed an immediately positive effect.
I am very confident that the products of Paul Penders will bring what I am looking for in skin products.”


    Eva (the beautician), Stella, Bee (Australia distributor)

Congratulation Paul Penders Australia!!! I am sure there will be lots of inquiry coming and many people will start loving Paul Penders, My way of life… naturally yours.