The Essence

By Kamila Delart.
 
When I walk through the tropical garden towards the Sun Spa, following a path framed with oblong ponds mirroring the tropical palms and the frangipani trees growing above, I’m really excited! Three hours of indulgence! What a treat Especially as the package includes a professional cosmetology treatment my face seems to be in dear need of.

While I enjoy the refreshing chilled lime juice, and soak my feet in a rustic wooden barrel with orchids and frangipani flowers floating on the water surface, Jason, the Spa Receptionist, presents me with a lovely tray containing samples of body scrubs and massage oil blends to select from.
 
With a small amount applied on the back of my hand, I feel the texture and smell the fragrance, very much inclined to choose the Sea Salt Body Scrub infused with the delicious essence of Lemon Grass. But noticing my slightly sunburned skin, Jason thoughtfully advises that I opt for the coconut-rice exfoliant instead as it will be much gentler to my delicate skin.
 
As for the massage oil, my immediate winner is the Tamarind blend. Anti-inflammatory, and an excellent source of anti-oxidants and vitamins, it promises to sooth my irritated skin, while the divine aroma is hard to resist.

Escorted by my therapist, Minah, to the ‘treatment room’, my initial enthusiasm temporarily wavers. Usually frequenting five star resort spas, finding myself in a small cabin shielded from the next treatment bed only by a curtain drape, and realizing that I will have to move to another room dedicated to wet-therapies to enjoy my body treatment, does not necessarily match my expectations. But I reckon it’s too late to change my mind, so I dutifully fold my clothes into a small basket, and lay down on the massage bed. Looking back – a brilliant decision!
 
It’s hard to comment on my massage as Minah’s gentle caring touch managed to lull me to sleep after only a few minutes. The ‘feared’ transition to another room is surprisingly smooth. Located just opposite my current room, I pretty much sleepwalk the few steps, and before I know it, Minah begins to apply a smooth and luscious coconut-rice body polish, repeatedly reassuring herself, that the pressure is light enough on my slightly sunburned skin.
 
A cooling body wrap with banana leaves completes the body treatment experience. Letting a stream of warm water reveal the silky skin of a newborn, I spontaneously decide to wash my hair. Although a multipurpose body & hair product is available, Minah rushes out to bring me a cherry shampoo, insisting that it is much more suitable for my fine European hair.
 
And then comes the highlight!

The eagerly anticipated facial.
 
While I do like the natural facial pampering with cucumber and yogurt, the daily sun exposure and high moisture climate left their marks over the last few months. So I really need a professional cosmetology care, helping me with congested pores and slight pigmentation resulting from being careless when it comes to diligent sun screen application.
 
Although my skin tends to be rather oily, my cheeks are for some reason very sensitive, reacting to most of the product I ever tried. So as usual, I advise my therapist to leave this area out. (A recommendation, most of the aestheticians in the past followed).
 
But Minah is determined to provide me with a complete experience, insisting that she will personalize my treatment, applying on my cheeks a product specially developed for sensitive skin, a whitening serum on my forehead to alleviate any discoloration, and deeply purifying products on the rest of my face, while employing the vacuum machine to thoroughly cleanse my pores. And it works!

Resting upon the mask application, I close my eyes, just to be surprised by an unexpected sound. Although my hair is meanwhile half dry, Minah made the effort to organize a blow-dryer, and is now gently caressing my scalp, and running her fingers through my hair to smooth it out.
 
Half an hour later, as I wait in a neighbouring restaurant for my dinner to arrive, James Kok, the owner of Sun Spa, approaches me, asking about my experience, and handing me a little bag, mentioning that I seem to have forgotten my jewellery. Too relaxed to remember, I look inside to find my nose ring, artfully draped on a tiny cardboard with the Sun Spa’s Logo. Too overwhelmed to speak

Able to collect my thoughts only once I am in my car on the way home, I am reflecting upon this unusual Spa visit that forces me as a Spa Professional to question the general concept of an outstanding Spa experience which is increasingly associated with the provision of extensive wellness facilities and breath-taking interior design.
 
Don’t get me wrong. I do love to indulge in exclusive treatments provided in a lavish five star environment. But although thrilled by sensory ambiance, and impressed by extensive treatment offerings provided by internationally trained therapists, everything really comes down to the essence, doesn’t it?
 
We may be too self-conscious to articulate our deepest desires. But if we did not censor ourselves, would we not book a spa appointment saying: ‘Please, make me feel special! Let the world revolve around me and my needs. Just for these few hours
 
As published in Langkawi-gazette
 

 
 
 
 
    

Paul Penders Natural Makeover Grand Finale..

The Malaysia sole distributor of Paul Penders , NIC International Company has initiated more than 20 beauty centers and organic shops to organize Natural Makeover contest in Malaysia since September 2010 and early 2011. It was organized with the intention of creating awareness on using natural and organic cosmetics for makeup and personal care. The sessions were very successful and attracted a lot of crowd. Many ladies had the makeover and photographs were taken and they looked so beautiful and attractive after the make-up!
 
Winners were selected to enter the grand final.


    Wong Yean Fann, 1st batch winner

The makeover sessions created an overwhelming effect, more requests came in to ask for extension and therefore the Grand Finale had been extended.
 
Now coming June 18 there is the Grand Finale for “The Best Makeover “winner selection. There will be 4 categories of participants at different ages: the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s!!


    Low Lai Kee 1st batch Winner

The good intention of NIC International Company for organizing the Makeover Session has achieved awesome results and has brought Paul Penders natural herbal color cosmetics to another level of success in Malaysia.
 
All Paul Penders makeup range contains the unique LevensESSENTIE Gold®; the 22 certified organic herbs added in dry form for great effects on the skin. Therefore our makeup products are ideal and healthy for all skin types. At the same time enables to bring out the natural beauty of each individual.

You bet…. this will be a GREAT PARTY again! For those who wish to attend the dinner, kindly contact NIC International Corporation S/B at 603-8926-8655 or please email Lee Booi at leebooi@nic-intl.com
 
Of course, staff from Paul Penders Co will travel to Kuala Lumpur as well. We were at the earlier session in September 2010 and we are very excited to be able to join the Grand Final on June 18th!!!
 
 

Paul Penders Natural Makeover Grand Finale..

The Malaysia sole distributor of Paul Penders , NIC International Company has initiated more than 20 beauty centers and organic shops to organize Natural Makeover contest in Malaysia since September 2010 and early 2011. It was organized with the intention of creating awareness on using natural and organic cosmetics for makeup and personal care. The sessions were very successful and attracted a lot of crowd. Many ladies had the makeover and photographs were taken and they looked so beautiful and attractive after the make-up!
 
Winners were selected to enter the grand final.


    Wong Yean Fann, 1st batch winner

The makeover sessions created an overwhelming effect, more requests came in to ask for extension and therefore the Grand Finale had been extended.
 
Now coming June 18 there is the Grand Finale for “The Best Makeover “winner selection. There will be 4 categories of participants at different ages: the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s!!


    Low Lai Kee 1st batch Winner

The good intention of NIC International Company for organizing the Makeover Session has achieved awesome results and has brought Paul Penders natural herbal color cosmetics to another level of success in Malaysia.
 
All Paul Penders makeup range contains the unique LevensESSENTIE Gold®; the 22 certified organic herbs added in dry form for great effects on the skin. Therefore our makeup products are ideal and healthy for all skin types. At the same time enables to bring out the natural beauty of each individual.

You bet…. this will be a GREAT PARTY again! For those who wish to attend the dinner, kindly contact NIC International Corporation S/B at 603-8926-8655 or please email Lee Booi at leebooi@nic-intl.com
 
Of course, staff from Paul Penders Co will travel to Kuala Lumpur as well. We were at the earlier session in September 2010 and we are very excited to be able to join the Grand Final on June 18th!!!
 
 

An encouragement to wake up

After we have tested this product, we say… please.. DO try Paul Penders Hydrating Control Serum (HCS) at home, will you? Because it is a real savior when your face is in trouble!
 

The tube contains a creamy serum with a surprising effect! Your skin will feel soft and smooth, and it seems like your face is being ‘tight up’ a little. You’re now ready to face the outside world all bright and shiny!
 
Hydrating Control Serum provides your skin with her need for hydration and attends her natural resilience, softness and radiant complexion.
 
The purely natural ingredients of this serum richly provide your skin with the right vitamins, ceramides, liposomes and powerful anti-oxidants to prevent the early signs of aging and simultaneously encourage the production of healthy chloroplasts.
 
Hydrating Control Serum is preferably used underneath your day moisturizer as it increases the activity of the moisturizer in that way.
 
The special LevensESSENTIE Gold® certified organic herbs, as well as plants extracts are for women who believe that nature provides the best ingredients to keep their skin healthy.

But also to people who believe that their choice for honest natural products give a fair chance to nature, because these specific choices defines the future of our earth’s children as well.
 
Author: Maureen (Translation testimonial from Beauty Journal in Europe)
 

Paul Penders in Sri Lanka

We are very proud to be published in “The Sunday Leader”, the national newspaper of Sri Lanka thanks to Mr. Ahamed, CEO and Ms. Hafsa, biochemist of Harcourt Pvt Ltd, our exclusive distributor from Colombo in Sri Lanka who will handle the Paul Penders products for us in Iran as well.
 
We were honored to have met Mr. Ahamed in Dubai during the busy Arab Health Expo in January this year and very happy to welcome him in Langkawi very soon afterwards to discuss business in Sri Lanka and Iran. He then also visited one of the Paul Penders distributors “Paul Penders Natural Organic Beauty Salons” in Kuala Lumpur
 
Mr. Ahamed had such a good time in Langkawi that it was decided that he wanted to return to this beautiful rainforest island soonest. So now we look forward to see him again on the 12th of April where we will discuss our visit to his company in Sri Lanka and the launch of our products over there, all as the article below explains….


    From left: Pei Ling (Paul Penders Makeup Artis), Lily (Warehouse supervisor), Mr. Ahamed, Bastian & Dalila (Paul Penders Junior Chemist)