Paul Penders is a 50 year old Dutch Brand. Paul Penders was inspired by his parents and grandmother, who taught him their time-tested unique skin-care secrets, to launch a skin care brand which harnessed the best that nature has to offer. With the encouragement from the Dutch herbal master Herma Eeftink and natural healer Dr. Ab Steyn, Paul decided to incorporate a unique family recipe, an herbal extract, into his products called LevensESSENTIE Gold™ (Dutch for "Essence of Life"), which was earlier used by his grandmother for extraordinary skin and hair care formulations. This very unique blend of LevensESSENTIE Gold™ is used in all of their products products even today. An active environmentalist and ardent animal rights activist, Paul Penders incorporates these very beliefs in his products, today. His dedicated philosophy of ‘no chemical’ and ‘no animal testing’ started with shampoo and later evolved into an award-winning vegan skincare range of products for people of all ages, worldwide. The products are certified by an international accredited laboratory to guarantee their freshness and efficacy. Paul Penders retain the unique healing properties of natural botanicals which are found in the oldest rainforests of the world and combine it with our conventional cold-blended missing technology which helps keep the bio-active ingredients at full-strength while processing for maxi-mum product potency. Paul Penders range of products provide viable results. In 2013, their complete product range received global certification from the prestigious AVA (American Vegetarian Association) in New York. In 2016 all their products were certified, world-wide, by EWG (Environmental Working Group) in Washington DC to guarantee all products are 100% safe for consumers. In addition they also carry a Halal certificate and manufacture under strict World Health Organization- GMP license.