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“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” -Rumi
In April of 2016, Vanessa and Chris met a visionary who wanted to infuse Cannabidiol (CBD) oil into all-natural skincare products. Together the three of them connected on one belief and that was that health and wellness is a basic human right. Chris Elawar, COO, and Elvis learned that they both lived through the passing of their young mothers and agreed that the health problems that preceded were largely influenced by the toxic chemicals found in everyday products. CEO, Vanessa Marquez knew further research and due diligence was required to move forward with the rather innovative idea.
It was in a research paper that she discovered why CBD oil was so extraordinary and relevant to skincare. The study stated that compounds found in the Hemp Plant resembled similar compounds found within the Human Body. “This is remarkable! The human body has a special operating system made with specific receptors that respond positively to the compounds found in Hemp.” She proclaimed in her reading. This response is unlike many other plants having the distinctive ability to support cell communication and function throughout the body.
They discovered the market was missing a clean branded, exquisitely crafted CBD product line. Skincare that included CBD, while excluding THC and other ingredients such as parabens, mineral oils, toxic fragrances, chemical preservatives and petroleum were nearly non-existent. Prior to the inception of CBD Care Garden, the wondrous properties of CBD were unavailable to the population at large, sold solely online and in dispensaries. With bold intention and a clear vision of making clean, hemp-based, luxury skincare products accessible to the world, The CBD Care Garden company was born.
Through its collaborative effort with a prominent Ayurvedic cosmetic chemist and engineer, CBD Care Garden continues to develop products with state of the art plant technology. Setting new standards in the trending landscape of hemp-based wellness and beauty, the CBD Care Garden line is making its debut in luxury spa services, alternative therapy centers, resorts, skincare retail, online and wellness communities nationwide.
“With firsthand personal experience from our customers, it has become profoundly evident to us that, “A lifestyle that includes hemp just makes sense.” -CBD Care Garden.
“QUEEN BEE” | VANESSA MARQUEZ | CEO & FOUNDER
“BRASS TACKS” | CHRIS ELAWAR | PRESIDENT, FOUNDER & COO
“MISS POWERHOUSE” | AMY ROBERTS | VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Amy studied Communications at Central Michigan University early in her career and most recently attended the College of International Esthetics where she graduated in 2014 with certifications in Esthetics, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion. She subsequently went on to establish her own skincare studio — Beloved Skin. Prior to becoming a beauty industry professional, Amy enjoyed a successful career in sales where she garnered several prestigious awards.
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Amy moved to San Diego in her late twenties, spent a short time in Mammoth Lakes, California, after getting married to the love of her life and then relocated to Denver where her and her family now call home. She has spent time traveling throughout the Caribbean and South America and is a self-proclaimed “island tropics kind of girl”.
“CBD oil is changing the world of beauty and wellness as we know it today. I am excited to pioneer it with CBD Care Garden and lead the way with a luxury line of CBD products. As an Esthetician, it is exciting to exercise my options of treating the skin by using a full spectrum CBD oil.”
“B-RAD” | BART FREIBERT | GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
After catching up with his old friends, CBD Care Garden Co-Founders Vanessa Marquez and Chris Elawar, Bart was immediately captivated by the company’s mission and the exciting landscape of CBD and the hemp industry. He committed to re-align himself with his higher purpose, combining his passion for wellness with his business development skills.
“Now that the industry has become more liberalized, scientific discoveries on the therapeutic benefits of CBD have fundamentally changed the perception of a once stigmatized plant. Pioneering this market with the most innovative skincare formulas is incredibly exciting. I’m thrilled to be working with CBD Care Garden.”
“Foxy Lady” | Susan Fox | West Coast Sales Manager
Although she enjoyed her years in the gaming industry, Susan always knew her passion was in the beauty industry. Once she returned to the West Coast Sales and training executive with VENeffect Anti Aging Skincare, her flame was reignited. Now, as the West Coast Sales Manager for CBD Care Garden, Susan is living her passion.
“I’m so excited to be a part of pioneering the luxury landscape of hemp-based CBD skincare. We are a company of like-minded, purposeful individuals, who are passionate about wellness and beauty. It’s my intention to help to educate the masses on the extraordinary benefits of CBD, especially relating to skincare!”
“CamiGlam” | Cami Hamel | Global Account Manager
“I am very careful about what I put on and in my body — now more than ever. Our bodies are such a miracle and yet so fragile. It is so important that we take care of ourselves from the inside out. As a mother, I want to leave a legacy for my children and family. With CBD Care Garden, I feel I am part of something much larger than myself. CBD Care Garden is helping people understand there’s more to hemp and the cannabis plant species than “feeling high.” The fact that I get to be part of such an incredible, talented team just makes my heart happy. I am very blessed. I believe in this company, but more than that…I believe in CBD Care Garden’s creators. To be apart of a company who is dedicated to helping others with a committed heart fulfills my life with great purpose.”
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Cannabidiol (CBD) has yet to be classified as "safe for personal use," by organizations that govern topical skin and cosmetic products. If there are any concerns, you are advised to consult with your dermatologist or primary care physician. CBD Care Garden LLC, makes no medical claims to treat, prevent, cure or mitigate any diseases or ailments. The CBD Care Garden product line is not intended for therapeutic use and all products within the line are to be used responsibly.