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Couxcoux Sunscreen SPF 25

Effective Sun Protection

with Non Nano Zinc Oxide

blocks 96% of UV rays

When we examine the ingredients in conventional sunscreen we find very few effective or active ingredients. Whether because the ingredient is toxic & dangerous or,

most commonly, …. because the ingredients are not for sun protection at all!!

Diet, dehydration, exhaustion and exposure duration all play important roles in the damage Ultra Violet Rays can inflict,

but wearing sun-protective clothing and staying in the shade are, by far, our most useful tools.

Ingredients in

Conventional & NATURAL Sunscreens

the only natural ingredients that actually protect us from Sun exposure are:

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Oxide

These ingredients reflect the suns ray away from the body, and are naturally occurring, water resistant minerals that are considered safest for sun protection. Zinc oxide is considered stronger.

Chemical Sunscreens:

oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate or oxtinoxate

These chemicals prevent burns by absorbing, rather than blocking, ultraviolet radiation and they break down, becoming ineffective faster, when exposed to sunlight!!!

Many of these also only protect from UVB rays (the burn rays) while the UVA rays that can cause aged appearance and skin cancer go unchecked.

Aside from providing less than ideal protection, these chemical ingredients can irritate your skin and infiltrate your body.

Chemical sunscreens have been shown to provoke skin reactions, invade skin cells, produce free radicals, disrupt hormones and actually increase your risk of cancer.

They also cause extensive damage to coral reefs, oceans and water tables.

NANOPARTICLES

Nano particles are a hotly debated scientific topic even though they are already readily available in a shocking amount of skin care & personal care products.

Because nanoparticles turn clear on skin, unlike Zinc Oxide that leaves a slightly white/grey look, they are preferred by many users.

Scientists haven’t yet characterized nanoparticles very well in terms of what the potential impacts or long term effects on living organisms could be.

So, because of the extremely broad body environment (brain, gut, organs, skin) that’s affected by absorbed nanoparticles (hitting the blood stream through the skin in as little as 26 seconds), and the very limited, or long term testing:

I suggest the “Don’t risk it” attitude.

remembering that a carbohydrate rich diet was prescribed by doctors, presumably via scientific data and approved by the USDA, not very long ago, as a healthy, balanced eating plan curbing weight gain and malnutrition. And it took over 30 years to reasonably remedy this attitude. Too late for many, and many still don’t know or understand!

Please see our “chemicals to avoid” section above for further information on:

Chemicals in Sunscreen that:

get it colored, bleached, dyed and/or scented, into a container, to stay a fully combined, nice texture, regardless of the physical properties of it’s ingredients, for a very long time, at varying temperatures, in varying conditions, even once it’s been opened.

These mostly synthetic, unregulated, chemical ingredients are:

NOT for SKIN.

All Couxcoux ingredients are organic where certification is available, reliably sourced where organic certification doesn’t exist, sustainably sourced as much as possible, fair trade or Local to Grand Cayman. Organic certification does not exist on Grand Cayman yet. So, our Local ingredients are investigated thoroughly for safe farming & manufacturing practices.

COUXCOUX SUNSCREEN

Coconut Oil

Candelilla Wax

Natural Zinc Oxide Powder

Essential Oils:

none

Coconut Oil is naturally a healthy, nutritious spreadable, antimicrobial oil for that’s great for making skin supple, soft and hydrated, and it’s completely safe & edible.

When coconut oil is combined with a light vegan wax, like Candelilla wax, it produces the luxurious texture of Couxcoux Sunscreen without all the chemicals.

This beautiful natural blend easily supports, suspends and distributes the protective zinc oxide powder required for good sun protection, blocking 96% of Ultra Violet Radiation.

Couxcoux Sunscreen

Apply tiny dabs of Couxcoux Sunscreen to exposed skin.

Spread out evenly, adding dabs, until all exposed skin is covered.

Remember that any sunscreen will only last a couple of hours.

Especially if you’re swimming, sweating, or rubbing off debris, like sand.

So …. reapply often.

Wear at least a hat & sun shirt

Stay in the shade when you can.

Diaper Rash Cream:

Examining the ingredients of conventional diaper rash cream we see that often the effective ingredients are zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Our Baby’s Rash and Sunscreen products also contain this effective ingredient, non nano zinc oxide.

Apply tiny dabs each diaper change until rash clears

Once rash has cleared, switch to Couxcoux Baby’s Bum Salve.

What Chemicals should you avoid?

from toothpaste, to soaps, to moisturizers, to cleansers, to hair spray & gel, to deodorant ….

USUALLY CONTAIN THE SAME CHEMICALS!!!

YEP!!! You wouldn’t eat your moisturizer.

But you kind of are when you brush your teeth.

Conventional & NATURAL Skin Care Ingredients that are:

NOT for your SKIN!!

WATER:

FIRSTLY,

VERY LITTLE WATER APPLIED TO SKIN ABSORBS!!

Especially in a lotion …. Most of the water in lotion evaporates before the skin can take it in.

This is why Natural Oils are so important, especially when combined with a little vegan wax.

These two ingredients form a natural, breathable, OCCULSIVE barrier to trap water in the skin.

This is where most of the water hydration necessary for skin comes from anyway …. Inside you!

SECONDLY,

IF A PRODUCT CONTAINS WATER …. IT WILL CONTAIN CHEMICALS!

Currently, there is no effective natural preservative to keep water from spoiling or molding. Mostly, this issue comes up after the product is unsealed for use by the consumer, but, if it has water …. it will have to have chemicals.

Unfortunately, WATER is the most common and cheapest “filler” for any packaged product you may consider buying.

THIRDLY,

SEVERAL OTHER CHEMICALS ARE REQUIRED,

regardless of how much, or how little, water is used:

-to keep unlike ingredients (oil & water) from separating.

-to keep ingredients from decaying until the advertised expiry date (often years).

-to prevent changes in viscosity and texture at wide temperature ranges (natural, unrefined oils are liquid when warm and solid, slushy or cloudy when cold) during shipping, storage, display AND consumer use. We are so used to this consistent texture that we often don’t understand that several additives are required to produce this effect.

SOAP

When we examine the ingredients in conventional hand soap, dish soap, body wash, shaving foam, shampoo, laundry soap and other liquid soaps we find that:

FIRSTLY:

They are all nearly identical – face, hand, body, laundry, dishes

SECONDLY:

The first ingredient is almost always water, between 75% & 85%, with very little, to:

NO, actual, true soap.

True soap is any natural, unrefined OIL with Potassium or Sodium Hydroxide and nothing else.

True soap does not lather as much and is usually a natural bar or paste unless diluted with water and/or thickened with salt.

True soap can be self-preserving because all soaps are quite alkaline dissuading microbe growth.

CHEMICAL DETERGENT, SURFACTANT, SOLVENT

formed from petrochemicals (sometimes oleochemicals) and sulphur trioxide, sulphuric acid and ethylene oxide.

Many are known hazards, linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation, and endocrine disruption.

Producing, manufacturing and distributing these chemicals, along with consumers washing them off into the water table and soil, causes severe environmental disruption.

sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, ammonium laurel sulfate, sulfuric acid monododecyl ester, sodium dodecyl sulphate, alcoholethoxy sulfate, alkylbenzene sulfonate, alkyl sulfates.

If the foaming agent is derived from coconut oil, for example:

the name would be something like sodium coco sulfate or cocamidopropyl betaine,

and 100’s more.

In any conventional foaming product, including products labeled NATURAL, these ingredient groups are almost impossible to avoid.

We are also starting to learn that soaps, body washes, shampoo’s, foams and other alkaline cleansers:

soapy water =pH~10,

water=pH~7

skin = pH~5,

Play a substantial role in the chronic condition of the “skin microbiome equation”.

It’s established that gentle cleansers, for face & body, that do not alkalize, strip or over work our delicate acid mantle (a thin acidic filmy barrier on the surface of skin) allow the body environment to safely heal, sanitize & deodorize itself.

These gentle cleansers, generally do NOT foam, or foam very little.

Within this foaming wash conversation, we have to admit that:

“soap” is simply slippery.

It does not kill microbes or bacteria. Even anti-bacterial soaps & sanitizers have been proven mostly ineffective ….

Soap simply makes the skin surface slippery enough that microbes dislodge & rinse away down the drain. Sounds like any good oil, naturally emulsified onto wet skin, could easily do this job while preserving microbiome balance and assisting skin hydration.

 

PRESERVATIVES:

PEG = Dimethicone (PEG with any #) = polyethylene glycol conversion = an alcohol, suffocating silicone based polymer.

parabens, BHT, Tocopherol acetate (refined vitamin E derivative), Disodium and tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl and imidazolydyl urea, Parabens (Methylparaben, polyparaben, butylparaben, etc.), Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Ascorbyl palmitate (a derivative of vitamin C), Benzoic acid, etc ….

There is several hundred different preservatives in use in skin care generally today.

Very few have been laboratory tested for safety in skin care individually, or in combination, or in accidental combination with other commonly applied personal care products.

For example: you’ve accidentally got toothpaste on your freshly moisturized finger that you now washed off with soap and re-moisturized before applying your hair styling product while possibly stirring your coffee with the tail of your toothbrush….

Have you just absorbed or ingested a quadruple (or more) dose of the minimum safe level of one of the above preservatives? …. PROBABLY!!

ALCOHOL PRESERVATIVES

Propylene and butylene glycols, adipate, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, lauryl alcohol, denatured alcohol or alcohol denat, benzyl alcohol, glycerin, glycerol, etc ….

There’s 1000’s of alcohol compounds derived from multiple different oils and/or sugars, including PETROLEUM OIL (mineral oil, baby oil, vaseline).

Humectants: dehydrating deep tissue layers over time via law of connecting vessels or,

Alcohol compounds: straight up, just damaging & dehydrating.

Natural EXTRACTS: (alcohol or glycerin/glycerol) Sometimes work as cleansers & toners but are NOT for moisturizing ingredients.

All preservatives & alcohols, or similar compounds, are:

strong agents that damage or kill …. ALL CELLS …. not just “bad” cells.

They are NOT at all choosy. If it’s alive …. good human tissue or bad bacteria/virus …. Doesn’t matter!

NATURAL & SYNTHETIC SILICONE 

Provides a slippery & water resistant, emollient texture.

Like plastic, silicone can keep water in, but other debris that needs to exit the tissue can also be trapped, causing congestion, inflammation, rash and acne.

Silicones also don’t allow proper circulation of oxygen; suffocating and dehydrating the tissue.

But, worst, they don’t come off easily and the skin will struggle constantly to shove them off.

polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), Methicone,Phenyl trimethicone, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone copolyomer, Cyclopentasiloxane …. etc!

All known & rated Hazards.

FRAGRANCE

FRAGRANCE AND PARFUM ARE NEVER NATURAL OR SAFE!

Perfumers that are dedicated (like me) to making safe, natural, wholesome scents will certainly let you know!!

Please feel free to view our fragrant & curative roll-ons within the HEALTH section of the homepage.

But, ingredients listed as “Fragrance” and “Parfum” or “Perfume” are a secret mixture of possibly 1, or 100, chemical compounds.  There is around 3000 chemical compounds in use today to give us the smells we want. It is said that about 75% of these are phthalates, known carcinogens & hormone disruptors.

Most of the fragrances we’re accustomed to smelling today DO NOT exist in nature except for “on the actual branch” so to speak!!! Many of these smells CAN NOT be “bottled” without synthetic preserving & alcohol ingredients.

Due to current labeling laws these combinations of possibly 100’s of chemicals, named “fragrance”, are considered TRADE SECRETS and do NOT have to be disclosed on the label as individual ingredients.

Acetone, ethanol, benzaldehyde, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, ethyl acetate, Isopropyl myristate, Monopropylene glycol, benzyl alcohol and many, many more. Synthetic musks are also common, potentially hazardous, ingredients.

More and more people are experiencing severe, sometimes anaphylactic, reactions to fragrance but are unable to avoid the particular chemical they are having trouble with because, they can’t find out what it is, or what other products it might be in including, food, laundry products, cleaning products, residential & commercial air diffusers, deodorizers & sprays etc.

Many of these chemicals are now considered as dangerous as smoking and second hand smoke.

These chemicals are difficult to avoid because “FRAGRANCE or PARFUM” is added to just about everything ….

food, skin care, personal care, body care, hair care, laundry products, baby products, cleaning products …. in the same to wildly different concentrations at residential, commercial, industrial & institutional levels.

Including products labeled NATURAL!

COLOR

IT’S NOT NATURAL!

Almost ALL added color is synthetically produced in our modern world.

Some of them are certified, some are batch certified, some are not certified ….

Some are regulated by the FDA …. Some are not like: Micas.

If it’s natural, and intended for skin care or food, it will have to have a written disclaimer except: when it’s certified or not, and regulated, but on the list, or not regulated. It’s confusing, I know. The point is enforcement is difficult and enforcement is NOT the FDA’s job.

Natural colors often co occur in nature with some dangerous compounds like: arsenic and asbestos. So, to avoid this danger, color additives are manufactured. This means that even natural looking, pale colors will likely have chemicals.

Vibrant, Pale and Dark natural colors can be produced in WATER and/or alcohol …. but, where there’s water …. there’s preserving, emulsifying, thickening & stabilizing chemicals. And, where there’s alcohol there’s cell damage or death.

Oils will not absorb color, or anything for that matter but, color additives can be suspended or emulsified into oil making it appear colored.

BRIGHT WHITE & CLEAR TRANSPARENT “COLOR” does NOT exist in nature!

Even white appearing flowers have specks of light grey, yellow, pink etc. So, if it’s a bright white, clear or transparent (like glycerin and silicone), it’s been extracted, filtered, refined or processed with some compound like bleach.

PETROLEUM OILS & REFINED or HYDROGENTATED OILS

Natural Oils can range from water thin to a cloudy slurry to a firm solid depending on their temperature and their base physical properties.

For example: natural coconut oil is a pale, yellow liquid when warm, a cloudy, grainy, even lumpy, slurry when cooling, and a creamy, firm, solid when cold.

Oils can be chemically extracted from any plant or animal matter, then further chemically refined to make them colorless, odorless, thicker, thinner, and/or always a consistent viscosity & texture regardless of temperature and conditions, with an almost indefinite shelf life or no expiry date.

Chemical refining provides a convenient, stable, base oil for dispersing into any product (including edibles) but removes many base nutritious, hydrating & healing properties of that oil AND can leave hazardous chemical residue in the product.

We have become so accustomed to this unnatural lotion/cream texture we forget the several chemicals required to produce the effect!!

INGREDIENTS LIST

PLEASE IGNORE THE FRONT ADVERTISING LABEL!!

IT’S OFTEN MISLEADING!

Even if a product is advertised as Natural or Organic, please take a look at the very tiny writing on the back label that lists the ACTUAL ingredients.

Under current law, even organic products are allowed a certain percentage of chemicals! Some of these chemicals can be dangerous and others are, just simply, not for skin. They’re for making the product look good, for a very long time.

IF AN INGREDIENT IS NATURAL:

It will be listed in its common name: coconut oil

Or Plant Genus: cocos nucifera

Most companies like to advertise that they advocate natural ingredients by listing both names:

coconut oil (cocos nucifera).

IF AN INGREDIENT IS NOT NATURAL:

It will be listed by its chemical name:

capyrlic/capric triglyceride or glyceryl tricaprylate/tricaprate:

These chemical names comprise a triester of coconut oil and glycerol:

Coconut oil is comprised of triglycerides. The triglycerides are 3 molecules fatty acid with 1 molecule of glycerol, from the alcohol family.

Intense heat and pressure is applied to coconut oil to make these triglycerides split apart (fractionate). The capric & caprylic fatty acids are isolated, leaving the other fatty acids out. Then, usually with a chemical catalyst (methylate or ethylate), they are reattached to the glycerol molecule, therefore changing the chemical composition of the oil.

This new manufactured oil is no longer coconut oil.

It will not solidify when cooling or cold, it will be quite thin, and may be tasteless, odorless & colorless depending on refinement methods and further chemical processes.

The main ingredient of this new oil, Caprylic acid with glycerol, while an effective antimicrobial for infection & fungus, it is drying and can irritate skin. Just like applying rubbing alcohol to skin that’s not infected.

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