Plant Enzymes For Healthy Skin

Malaysia’s largest newspaper wrote not long ago about the beneficial effects that plant enzymes have on keeping skin healthy and beautiful. They mentioned that plant enzymes work as a tool to maintain radiant skin, as well as repair adverse skin conditions such blemishes, spots, discolorations and excessive sebum production.

The article confirms why we are using plant enzymes in our products since 2009. We also write about it for several years.

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As we age, the glue that binds dead cells to our skin hardens and that make it more difficult for us to get rid of dead skin. Regular skin exfoliation is essential in order to remove dead skin cells allowing the skin to produce new, healthy cells.

Since 2009, we are using various types of plant enzymes mixed with coconut water extract in all Paul Penders skin and body care products because plant enzymes are considered great super cleansers for skin. Plant enzymes’ effects are beyond the effect of a cleanser, as enzymes are gently proteolytic exfoliants that expel the dead cells from the skin.

They also help in regulating the sebaceous flow, following the needs of your skin. Plant enzymes help creating an extraordinary smooth skin and a refreshed, clear and youthful complexion

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Drinking Water Drives Body Performance

Water helps to de-stress….
Water soothes stress-induced symptoms as headaches, tense muscles, fuzzy thinking, a pounding heart, and low energy. Because stress taxes all your basic body systems and when you’re dehydrated, the effects are magnified. Just a 2-percent reduction in hydration has a dramatic impact on energy levels and cognitive function. Water provides you with more energy, ease tension, slow breathing, and reduce the strain on your heart.
Water helps to get us less sick….
Hydration keeps your mucus membranes in top working order as they’re gatekeepers to the natural defense system that helps keep out germs such as cold and flu viruses. When these tissues dry out, germs can more easily penetrate to the nasopharynx, where the nasal passages and mouth meet. And if you catch a bug anyway, the severity of your illness is more likely to be lower if you’ve been drinking a lot of water.

Water helps to loose weight…..
In a 2010 study two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals was associated with almost four pounds more weight loss in 12 weeks than in a control group who ate a similar diet but without 2 glasses of water before the meal. Participants drank an average of 1.5 cups of water a day before the study. Researchers say, water is filling, so you feel fuller and eat less. An earlier study found those who drink water before meals consume an average of 75 fewer calories per meal. Make that twice a day over a year, and that could add up to 14 pounds! Also when you’re well hydrated, your body is working closer to maximum efficiency — enhancing aspects of weight loss, like digestion and muscle function, when you exercise.
Water makes us feeling more comfortable….
Our internal thermostat works better when well hydrated as water helps regulate body temperature. The body’s temperature-regulating system, governed by the hypothalamus in the brain, is constantly picking up information that allows it to make adjustments to maintain a fairly steady core temperature. The hypothalamus will know you’re losing heat through your head and work to produce extra energy, such as shivering. These mechanisms work less well if you’re dehydrated as dehydration is a common risk for people of all ages, in winter as well as summer.

Quench your thirst with water and enjoy its great health benefits!
Of all beverage choices today…  which one is calorie-free? Which one is cost-free? What is essential to keep us alive? The answer is plain water.  All systems in our body require water for proper functioning and 90 percent of chemical reactions in our body require water as well.

Coconut Water in Paul Penders Skincare?

      Here some facts about coconut water for our body ….

Coconut water does speed up our metabolism and does not make us fat. A bad rap came from coconut milk made from pressed coconut meat, most saturated fat. The water (the fluid in young coconuts) has only 46 calories per cup.
It’s a great nature’s sport drink although not good enough for hard-core athletes because when you exercise you sweat out a lot of sodium and some potassium and should replace both after intense sweat sessions.
Coconut water is a potassium powerhouse delivering 600 mg per cup; 175 mg more than a banana and 13 times more what most sport drinks offer.
Coconut water makes you look younger because it contains cytokines, a plant hormone shown to slow the aging process in plants according to a study. Although the benefits aren’t yet proven in humans, women in Southeast Asia use coconut water on their face for centuries to cleanse and refresh. Many women over there appear younger than one expects them to be.
Coconut water is very high in potassium that helps lower blood pressure and promotes heart health and thus coconut water is a good source of that mineral.

Coconut water is now being added to all Paul Penders natural skincare and body care products since 3 years.
You can find reasons why in other stories about the use of coconut water in our blog. Including the amazing story that during the 2nd world war in Asia, when for wounded soldiers was not enough blood available, transfusions were done using just fresh coconut water that apparently worked miraculously well.
For sure, the use of coconut water has its advantages towards more beautiful and healthy skin for whatever still unexplained scientific reason. But why must science always explain what we already can see? What scientific explanation do we need when we see people with beautiful, radiant skin in this part of the world? Women of villages who insist on using coconut water for their face for generations?
I learned that beautiful skin has not much to do with science, nor secrets. Healthy skin is easier to obtain than one may think and no matter what your skin type is, beautiful skin is easy to maintain simply by using truly natural cosmetics.

Coconut Water in Paul Penders Skincare?

Coconut water, for many generations, has been known for its wonderful ability to regenerate, revitalize and moisturize skin. Paul Penders products now include coconut water in all its skin and body care products…
All Paul Penders products already contain LevensESSENTIE Gold®, an extract made from 22 certified organic herbs, but now, in our skincare and body care products we have added “Cocos nucifera (coconut) water” as well. Why??

Even today fresh coconut water is still being used for its medicinal and cosmetic properties in Polynesian cultures of Tahiti and Southeast Asia. Coconut water is rich in lipids, lauric acid and glucids.
It also contains important minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Furthermore it contains trace-elements such as manganese, copper, zinc, iodine, selenium, and vitamins E and B.
What the local people knew for ages, we have discovered finally the same…. All these mineral are all vital to beautiful, radiant skin as well. Moreover, all these wonderful materials are readily available in fresh coconut water just by opening up a coconut available almost everywhere in this part of the world.

How truly unique coconut water in fact is can be better valued when we read a story in a book about World War II where wounded soldiers in the tropics were given “blood transfusions” just with fresh coconut water at such times there was no blood at hand. Doesn’t this demonstrate the wonderful properties of plain coconut water?
When we started research on the use of coconut water in skincare, we were amazed about the high level of nutrients in it and then understood why women in local communities wash their face and hair with fresh coconut water.

Although few cosmetic companies use coconut oil in creams, soaps and shampoos – which is very good – we don’t use the oil but prefer water of the coconut because of its many beneficial minerals for the skin. Coconut water helps to replenish skin resulting in a healthy complexion and radiance. That’s why we believe women in this part of the world have such beautiful skin till high age. That’s why we have added coconut water in all Paul Penders skincare and bodycare products now as well.
So read the ingredients on Paul Penders skincare and bodycare labels. You will find, Cocos nucifera (coconut) water on them and you know why we are excited about it.


Did you Know about Your Stainless Spoon….?

One always feels anxious to remove garlic or onion smell from our hands, right?…
But how?

After cleaning or cutting onions or garlic grab a stainless steel spoon and rub it over your hands under cold water. This will remove any odor of garlic or onion….
An alternative is your stainless steel sink …. just rub your hand over the sink using cold water, and the typical odor will be gone!