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Our Story

If it’s on your skin, it’s in your bloodstream.

Let me tell you a secret: Coat Defense wasn’t developed for animals. It was developed for human skin – my skin. Nearly 20 years ago I was chronically ill. I had no energy and spent most of my days lying down. A doctor helped me understand that my body had the power to heal itself. He taught me how to support it by eating nutrient dense foods while eliminating toxic everyday products. I had to stop using conventional makeup and skincare products. The great news was that I felt better: and over time my health returned. The bad news was that I couldn’t find a deodorant that was effective. My husband, Vince, created an organic deodorant powder for me that worked! I started sharing it with friends. This led to a line of organic skincare products called Bausc.

In 2016 a horse owner  called  and requested that Bausc Cucumber Mint Deodorant Powder be available in an enormous container. Why? Because she’d used the powder on her horse to dry the sweat when it was too cold to hose her down. To her surprise, the powder made the mare’s rain rot fall off instantly! She  had used every product available to keep her mare’s rain rot (a bacterial disease called dermatophilosis) from spreading, and nothing had worked. Our deodorant powder had done what prescription drugs and harsh chemicals couldn't do!

Vince and I worked together to test the powder on many other horses and  found identical results. We created a paste that helps grooms heal scratches on horses’ legs. It’s also being used for hotspots on dogs, and to sooth and speed healing for bug bites and wounds on humans.

Unlike some of the alternatives, Coat Defense is entirely natural without any harsh or dangerous chemicals. Today, some of the country’s top riders, grooms, trainers and veterinarians use Coat Defense to speed healing and finally have something to prevent these common issues. We hope you’ll join us,too!

Sandy Polentes

Sandy Polentes is a mother of four girls, as well as the Founder and President of the non-toxic skin care company, Bausc,Inc. She is very passionate about living a non-toxic life and spreading it to those around her. Her mission through Bausc is to raise awareness of the toxins in everyday products, the lack of industry regulation, as well as offer sensible alternatives to toxic skin care products on the market.

Six months of validation, formulation tweaks, and a mission to provide the equine community with effective solutions that are safe for horses, the humans who care for them, and the planet we share resulted in the birth of COAT DEFENSE.

Our Mission

To provide effective solutions for skin and coat health that are safe for animals, the humans who care for them, and the planet we share.


We invite you to join us on the Bright Side

Bright Side = profoundly changing the game to become part of something better.

What’s better you ask? Safe for animals, the humans who care for them, and the planet we share.

There’s a change going on all over the planet. Some have noticed, and more are seeing it every day. We’re going through a coming of age that is changing our identity in relationship to nature. We, as a collective, are beginning to see with clarity that we are no longer separate from nature.

Coat Defense is a line of effective products that are ‘Something Better’. Our products prevent and eliminate skin issues, but without ingredients commonly found in others (petro-chemical derivatives, chemical preservatives, harsh surfactants/detergents, solvents/plasticizers, penetration enhancers & chemicals known to interfere with hormonal systems and cause cancer). We are committed to making effective products that are ‘Something Better.'

We love the Earth and the creatures who inhabit it. Please join us so that together we can make a difference towards something better.

“As you do unto the world, so, in some form, will be done unto you.”

~Charles Eisentstein, author