Is There Something Like Organic Sunscreen?

The FDA does not allow sunscreens to be labeled as “organic sunscreens” and here is why. There are two ways sunscreens work.

  • Physical sunscreens that physically block or reflect harmful UV rays from the skin. They have mineral pigments zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as active ingredients.
  • Chemical sunscreens that absorb damaging rays using chemicals, filtering them before they reach the skin. These cannot be certified organic.

Products containing titanium dioxide can never be considered for organic certification although titanium dioxide is a wonderful and expensive ingredient that Paul Penders uses successfully for over 10 years in our Herbal Sunscreen SPF 22 and its efficacy tested by independent labs including the Korean FDA

Herbal Sunscreen SPF22 is SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to provide a broad spectrum protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. Sun protection comes mainly from titanium dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral). Also added ethyl hexyl methoxycinnamat (also occurring in cinnamon leaves), LevensESSENTIE Gold® (herbal extract made from 22 organic herbs), vitamin E and vitamin A, as well as natural plant oils to soothe and moisturize.

Herbal Sunscreen SPF22 efficacy is tested by independent labs including the Korean FDA

(Image from Australian Organic Association)

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Beauty Tip: TOMATOES TO THE RESCUE!

Oh no! You’ve been out in the sun all day and you forgot the sunscreen! You were gardening and somehow the odours that smelled so good outdoors are just too aromatic once you get inside. You just checked the mirror and that pimple is now twice the size it was last night. You just came out of the pool and your hair has turned green. What’s a girl or guy to do? Tomatoes to the rescue!
 
Yes, that’s right. The lowly tomato, that extra bit of color in salads and soups, is your friend for a surprising number of life’s minor emergencies. Grab a tomato to:

  • alleviate the sting of sunburn
  • shrink pimples
  • restore normal hair color
  • mask odors, and more!

Although not considered nutritionally essential, the American Cancer Society notes there may be real benefits to eating tomatoes as a cancer preventative. Tomatoes have the highest concentration of the anti-oxidant lycopene of any vegetable.
 
Tomato home remedies? To cool a sunburn, mix and mash with buttermilk, yogurt, or mayonnaise, then apply. You may be amazed to find how quickly skin returns to normal.
 
Your hair or skin smells awful? You’ve just chopped onions and the guests will be arriving in half-an-hour. Quick! To get rid of the onion smell, rub tomato paste through your hair, then head for a fast shower and shampoo. You just spent the evening with friends who are among the last of the heavy smokers and your clothes reek. Give them a soak in tomato juice before tossing them in the washing machine.
 
Or worst case scenario: (this really happened to me and a boyfriend), you were taking a leisurely walk through the woods (preferably with someone who loves you) and you got skunked. I’m here to tell you that the “old saw” does work: really bad smells can be masked, if not eliminated, by a bath in tomato juice.
 
Chlorine-green hair? Mash up some tomatoes or open a can of tomato paste and give yourself a 10-minute treatment. The weak acid in the tomato can counteract the alkalinity from the pool water to restore a proper pH balance. Rinse it off and you’ll probably see the “green” go down the drain and your hair color return to normal. Follow up with a good shampoo and conditioning afterwards.1
 
While the idea of applying a tomato mask to your face may seem a bit strange, many people swear by it. For those with oily skin, tomatoes will absorb surplus oil and may help to get rid of pimples and clear away blackheads. If your skin is dry, you can add some day-old curd, mayo, or yogurt to the tomato paste.
 
A few words of caution: Before applying tomatoes to your skin – as with any mask or lotion, always try it out first on a small patch of skin to check that you are not allergic or reactive. Do be extra careful with tomatoes – they are a member of the nightshade plant family and some people may have strong allergic reactions.
 
As far as anti-aging products go, tomatoes rank high on the list.
Rich in anti-oxidants, high in Vitamin C, and high in water content, tomatoes have been shown to reduce the number of free radicals in your body. The lycopene in tomatoes is one of the most powerful carotenoids / anti-oxidants — as well as what gives tomatoes their red color. Unlike the beta-carotene in carrots, lycopene does not convert to Vitamin A in the body.
 
Interestingly, scientists have found that the cooking process increases the availability of lycopene to the body as long as it’s served with a bit of oil or fat – so enjoy your spaghetti sauce and shake on the kétchup!
 
Feeling pale and washed out? Eating tomatoes regularly is said to give you a pink and glowing complexion, so enjoy a tomato today! Tomatoes to the rescue!
 

1 Many of the ideas for this article were adapted from http://www.gogreenstreet.com/beautiful-tomato-secrets-one-of-natures-beauty-boosters/ by Veronica Davis, accessed on 4/25/2012.
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I finally found Paul Penders Natural Sunscreen and I am very excited!

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!
 
Juliette Ald
3017 May Road Richmond
CA 94803, USA
 
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.
 
  

Did you know it…

Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer is a Paul Penders natural herbal night-time moisturizer that aids in providing more moisture for dry & sensitive skin types, thus protecting skin from dehydration. Of course, it is very suitable to use during winter conditions in Europe, North America and some parts of Asia, such as Korea, Japan and Northern China as well.
 
Lately, Bee, a partner in “Paul Penders Australia Pte.” (our exclusive distributor in ‘down under’ ), had a slight burn on her hand. She start using Avocado & Cranberry P.M Moisturizer to treat the burned skin. She was very happy that this moisturizer soothed and healed her hand wonderfully and even just within a few applications.
 
We also have a friend here in Langkawi Island. Last year he had a wound on his leg that seemed to be healing slowly or not at all. He too applied Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer and was happy to report that his wound healed beautifully and fast as well. Few weeks ago however the same condition reappeared. So he requested a new product and we hope he will experience the same good result.
 
Of course, these are great testimonials that make us happy as well.
 
It also makes us feel more confident in “the power of natural ingredients”, especially the ones we use for Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer.
 
And did you know that this product also has the ability to remedy some types of light skin irritation…. Often within just few applications? Avocado & Cranberry P.M. Moisturizer can be amazingly effective!

 
Author: Faye (Information by Bee, Paul Penders Australia)