We are Joseph and Toni Parker and we are thrilled that you’re visiting our online store because at a minimum, you are considering the positive impact that cosmetics formulated without potentially toxic ingredients, will have on your overall health and the environment.
We launched Color Us Simply Holistic, LLC (CUSH) in August 2009 because it was becoming more and more difficult to find natural hair products that didn’t pose any potential health risks. We were very concerned about the harmful impact that some preservatives and chemicals that were being used in most cosmetics, would have on our health, as well as the health of our developing children. Therefore, we decided that we wanted to make a difference and offer alternative products to the millions of families who shared the same concerns, and were looking to reduce the amount of toxins that they were exposing themselves to.
Prior to starting CUSH, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for several years until I decided to align my spiritual life with my work life, and began to informally study holistic nutrition. I found that helping people improve their health or detoxify their bodies through creating and maintaining a healthy diet really appealed to me. So, I decided to attend school, and I became a certified Holistic Health Coach (HHC) in 2008.
My husband Joseph also worked in corporate American for several years as a Chemical Engineer, and later went on to head up Engineering for a fortune 400 cosmetics company.
The CUSH Revolution/Mission
Joseph and Toni Parker
Founders of CUSH Cosmetics, LLC
Palm Oil-Palm oil is one of the largest natural sources of tocotrienols,which is a member of the Vitamin E family. Research has shown that tocotrienols are one of the most potent antioxidants found in nature and is excellent at fighting against UV damage from the sun. Lastly, palm oil's molecular structure allows it to deeply penetrate the skin and hair, which makes it excellent at trapping in moisture.
Castor Oil-Is a natural conditioner that coats the hair shaft and is great for giving hair sheen and luster.
Mango Butter-Is high in antioxidants A and C and is a natural emollient and has been used in the rainforest for generations, to treat and heal dry skin such as eczema and psoriasis.
Coconut Water-Is, with no exaggeration, one of the best life promoting liquids on the market. It's high in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal, which makes it excellent for healing many scalp conditions.
Sea Kelp-Not only is sea kelp excellent for detoxing the hair and scalp, but it's also high in antioxidants and other numerous mineral that aid in promoting and healing the skin and scalp