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CBD Infused Skin Care

CBD Infused Skin Care

Posted by Michele Zagorski on 26th Jun 2020

Why CBD infused skin care?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural chemical compound called a phytocannabinoid found in the Cannabis plant known as Hemp. Hemp extract does not produce a psychoactive effect, as it contains just trace amounts (o.3% or less) of THC. THC is a unique cannabinoid that interacts with receptors in your brain, resulting in a euphoric effect.

Did you know your body has a built-in endocannabinoid system, and your skin is full of CBD receptors! Yes, I know, it's amazing, and the piece of the puzzle that convinced me to start incorporating CBD into my formulations. When cannabidiol is applied to the skin, it binds with these receptors, sending messages to produce biological effects.

This is literally a skin-care marriage made in heaven!

You see, cannabidiol (CBD) is extremely anti-inflammatory, making it excellent for use directly on the skin. And remember, your skin is your largest organ, so what goes on it gets absorbed into your bloodstream. Several studies have proven the effectiveness of transdermal (through the skin) application for issues such as eczema, rosacea, acne, and more.

Our hemp extract contains essential fatty acids and offers an enhanced ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids compared to other oils. Omega 3 is great for smoothing and firming skin, and helps improve the skin cell’s structure and gets rid of waste products. Its silky texture makes skin feel refreshed and youthful.

Zagorska CBD extract also contains several vitamins great for skin! Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which both protects the skin and can improve tissue repair and growth. Vitamin C improves elasticity, tone, and brightens the skin, as well as builds essential collagen complexes. Hemp extract oil also contains Vitamin B6, which promotes firmer skin, and amino acids which help the skin generate collagen and elastin to prevent wrinkles, and allows the skin to maintain more moisture. Amino acids are especially soothing and healing for dry skin, eczema, rosacea, acne, and psoriasis.

Our CBD contains incredibly powerful antioxidants, even surpassing those of Vitamins A, C, and E, making it an effective force against free radicals which cause oxidative stress that can lead to internal and external damage from pollution, preservatives in food, and even emotional stress.

Why do we grow our own hemp when 

it's easier and cheaper to 

just buy someone else's extract?

Have you ever grown your own tomatoes? Think of the difference in texture, flavor, and scent from a factory-farmed tomato. Even the heirloom tomatoes at the grocery store can't hold a candle next to one of my home grown 'maters. Why? Because of how it is grown. A tomato plant grown with care outdoors in the elements, with rich, natural fertilizers such as manure, in the clean Oregon mountain air will produce many more terpenes and other plant compounds that affect the flavor and scent. We can get to know each and every one of the hemp plants we grow on our 1 acre, and tend to them as individuals. You can't do that on a 1,000 acre farm, or even a 30 acre farm. It makes a difference.

We also want to be 100% certain that organic, sustainable methods are used, with NO PESTICIDES, and the only way to do that is to grow it ourselves. We use natural fertilizers such as manure from chickens, goats, and horses, organic fish bone meal, natural minerals, sea kelp, and more. We mulch with straw rather than plastic (most 'organic' hemp farms are using sheets of plastic which degrade into the soil and/or are sent to landfills), use companion planting with basil, marigolds, and sunflowers rather than pesticides (we do not even use pesticides approved for use in organic farming), and walk the rows daily to get to know the plants, so we can respond to their needs. 

My husband Jacek is from Poland, known as the 'bread basket of Europe', and he has always employed permaculture practices on our farm, as it is the most ecologically sound method of farming. So yes, we lose some plants to bugs and animals, and many sweaty, hard hours are spent in the greenhouse and in the field, but to us it's worth it.

Several factors affect the quality of hemp plants; how it is grown, where it is grown, the species grown, climate, soil, etc... and Zagorska hemp is extremely high grade, on par with what would be found in Europe, known as Boutique-grade. We are committed to staying small scale in order to keep quality as high as possible. Everything is done by hand, with ultimate care and attention to detail.

What else makes it different? It's MORE than full spectrum!

The majority of extracts today come only from the flower, or bud, of the hemp plant. We extract not only from the flowers, but the leaves and stems as well. Why would we do this when no one else does? Because scientists are now finding new types of plant compounds not found in the flowers, such as flavonoids found in the more fibrous parts of the plant with unique beneficial properties.

Additionally, there's a class of actives called terpenes, which are aromatic compounds (think essential oils) still being discovered and studied, that give hemp its characteristic smell and taste. These terpenes are thought to play an important role with the cannabinoids, promoting a synergistic effect. You can feel confident that all of these important, if lesser known compounds are in our extract.

Our extract is rich in much more than CBD. You see, currently over 113 cannabinoids have been identified, and there's still more being discovered! Think of CBD as one instrument in the orchestra...we have the full orchestra in our extract! It is a more-than-full spectrum oil, with ALL the cannabinoids, including trace amounts (0.3% or less) of THC. Full spectrum hemp extract is coveted for the Entourage Effect, or synergistic therapeutic benefits, when all the plant compounds work together for maximum results.

Crude (unrefined) extract doesn't smell pretty or look fact it's thick, dark, and highly fragrant. Most extracts go through several refinement processes that remove important plant compounds, but why would anyone want a less effective product?

I was shocked when I toured an extraction facility, and they happily informed me that they would refine out all these 'undesirable' compounds! I think they were equally shocked when I told them I actually wanted all those 'undesirables' left in.

With Zagorska products, you are getting a raw extract with all the goodness from every part of the plant!

Why would anyone remove what makes it 

bio-dynamic and more effective?

Marketing and short-sightedness, that's what. Most companies are trying to create the most palatable product for an uneducated consumer, rather than the most effective. We want the most powerful extract possible, not the prettiest.

Our CBD extract is raw & unrefined, in all its pure goodness!

Trust me, that's very rare. Many CBD products on the market today are made with something called an isolate, which is an extract refined repeatedly down to a powder with no flavor, scent, or color, which is pure CBD and nothing else. It is the most removed-from-nature form of cannabidiol, with no synergistic capability, but unfortunately also the most popular for manufacturing, as it is so easy to formulate with. This is why I am committed to educating my customers...CBD is not apples to apples, or even apples to oranges. There is a very wide range of extract quality...and it's buyer beware.

Extracts, Botanicals, and Nutrients, Oh my!

I'd like to talk a minute about all the other amazing ingredients. Like hyaluronic acid, vitamins, botanical extracts, pure essential oils, exotic oils and butters, and more that make up Zagorska. I choose the finest ingredients that are mostly organic/wildcrafted/EcoCert certified, and they are CONCENTRATED, literally chock-full of actives. In fact, I always recommend that new customers alter their skin care routine and use less than they are used to. Sometimes skin that is used to most products that are comprised of 70% or more water needs an adjustment period when first starting Zagorska.

Cosmetic chemists are trained to use as little of active ingredients as possible, and to produce products as cheaply as they are able. When I took a course on cosmetic formulation, the instructor said adding more than 5% of active ingredients was a 'waste of money'! There's even a term for this; label claim ingredients. The concept is to just put a tiny fraction of an active ingredient in the formula so you can claim it on the label, whether it's enough to actually do anything or not. Yeah, I was shocked and disappointed to learn this is how the industry works. I hold a much different perspective...

Luxury, Craftsmanship, and Artistry

I formulate and manufacture products to be effective, right here on our hemp farm, and I use all of them myself. My name is on the label! I would never put an ingredient in my products that I wouldn't put on my own body, and I am committed to creating potent skin care that gives results. People can feel the difference in their skin immediately, and see a profound improvement within a month or less. Zagorska products are made fresh in micro batches, by hand, by me. No factories, no mass production, just a woman-owned small business in the mountains of Oregon. 

This is my art.

ZBD Full Spectrum Oil

1,000 mg of ZBD™ full spectrum, unrefined hemp extract per fluid ounce! Our oil is different, it's a more-than-full spectrum product, with ALL the cannabinoids, but without any psychoactive effects.

ZBD™ stands for Zagórska Bio-Dynamic:

1. We carefully cultivate just one acre, by hand, using permaculture methods, without pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.

2. We buck the system and extract from flowers, leaves, and stems for a more-than-full spectrum hemp extract that is coveted for the Entourage Effect, or synergistic therapeutic benefits, where all the plant compounds work together for maximum results.

3. Our extract is tested and proven free from any contaminants. You can feel confident using Zagorska products; no chemical residues, ever.

Dropper: Apply a few drops directly onto skin or under the tongue, or blend with your favorite skin care product and apply.

Roll-on: Apply to clean skin where needed, or use as a wrinkle-fighting eye serum.

2 in 1 Cleanser + Mask

2 in 1 nurturing cleansing method with 50 mg/oz ZBD™ Oil for skin refinement, smoothing, and healthy tone.

Oil is massaged into skin and left on as a nourishing CoQ10 mask. When warm water is added, the oil lightly foams to easily rinse off, removing grime and makeup and leaving fresh, supple skin.

~Hemp oil has essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids to nourish starved skin. Its strong properties help calm the appearance of redness and irritation.

~Draws impurities without disrupting the protective acid mantle.

~Oils of avocado, pumpkin, and carrot seed nourish mature, thirsty skin for an healthy, ageless look.

~CoQ10 noticeably targets wrinkles and encourages a smooth, dewy complexion.

~ An effective natural makeup remover, but is non-drying and gentle.

~ 30+ uses per 1 oz bottle

Directions: Massage oil into skin for 1-2 minutes, let rest for another 5-10 minutes, then gently massage warm water into skin and rinse away dirt, excess oil, and makeup.

Cellular Toning Mist

Goodbye tired, sallow skin. Get ready to be radiant, refined, & replenished!

Yes, you can banish fine lines and wrinkles and win the battle against signs of aging.

~ Like a vigorous sprint for the skin!

~ 30mg/fl oz ZBD more-than full spectrum hemp extract to maintain youthful tone.

~ Skin is enhanced to look firmer, fuller, and renewed.

~ It's the mist of possibility with aspen bark extract, alfalfa extract, alpha lipoic acid, liposomal vitamin E, and more.

Directions: Apply to cottonball or mist skin directly after cleansing and before using serum and moisturizer.

Hydra Soothe Serum

Over 156mg ZBD™ per large bottle, and 30mg ZBD™ per small bottle!

A clinical trial testing the effects of a similar facial serum found a 100 percent overall improvement in skin appearance following two weeks of treatment.

This serum glides on and absorbs beautifully, and one drop is all you need with more than 156mg of hemp oil extract per full size bottle!

~Hemp oil extract is especially beneficial in reducing redness and visible signs of inflammation.

~Hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen & elastin bundles and skin cells, helping skin look smooth and elastic.

~Hydrolized Silk Protein helps to bind moisture and gives healthy looking skin.

~Aloe Vera Juice for a dewy complexion.

~EcoCert certified Beet Sugar Extract maintains intracellular hydration to prevent visible damage from environmental stressors such as UV radiation, and oxidation.

Directions: Cleanse skin and spray toner on face. Before toner dries, apply one drop of serum and allow to absorb completely. 

Hemp + Peptide Eye Cream

The beauty benefits of full spectrum hemp extract in a lightweight eye cream! Infused with green tea, hyaluronic acid, retinol, peptides, and vitamin B3 for brighter, tighter, younger-looking eyes.

Directions: Apply to clean skin around the eye area.

Calming Creme

Is your skin in a tizzy? Take it out of overdrive and bring it ageless peace with 115mg/oz of organic hemp oil extract combined with botanicals chamomile, calendula, yarrow, licorice, and more.

~hemp oil extract grown organically on our farm reduces redness and visual signs of inflammation

~botanicals chamomile, calendula, witch hazel, yarrow, and more soothe and calm angry skin

~aloe vera and cucumber have a cooling, refreshing effect

~niacinamide visibly improves appearance with regular use

~panthenol comforts dry, stressed skin

Directions: Apply to clean skin after toner and serum. Allow to absorb. Can be used day or night. Use twice/day for faster results.

Activated Bamboo Carbon Soap

Get fresh.

The power of oxygenated bamboo carbon swirled with Dead Sea mud and kaolin clay to gently draw impurities while nurturing stressed-looking skin. Add in the raw, organic oils and butters, plus Lemongrass essential oil, and the result is clear, healthy-looking, dewy fresh skin!

Each bar is hand cut with a generous average weight of 4.5 oz and a minimum weight of 4.0 oz.

Black Bamboo Toothpaste

Tired of unhealthy, demineralizing whitening treatments? Sensitive to hot and cold?

You can clean and whiten your teeth naturally with just a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

Harnessing the power of 100mg/oz more-than full spectrum hemp extract, activated bamboo carbon, bamboo stem fibers, neem, mineral-rich bentonite clay, Himalayan salt and more to clean, whiten, and leave your breath minty-sweet.

~No fluoride, peroxides, glycerin, harsh abrasives, or chemical bleaching agents

~hemp oil extract helps with signs of inflammation and bacteria (such as bad breath)

~activated bamboo carbon removes stains to whiten teeth safely while eliminating toxins and odor

~bamboo stem fibers gently cleanse the teeth without removing enamel

~bentonite clay and calcium are mineral-rich

~formulated with neem and green tea

Directions: Brush teeth and gums with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, then allow to remain on teeth for 5-15 minutes before rinsing for best whitening results. Use as a daily toothpaste or once per week as a whitening treatment.

Body Reset Magnesium Lotion

3 in 1 Body Reset Magnesium a daily RESET button!

-Your skin will drink up 500 mg ZBD™ per 6 fl oz bottle.

-Transdermal magnesium gives optimal absorption of this body-essential mineral.

-Raw organic shea butter, aloe vera, and essential oils are the oasis that replenishes Sahara skin.

Full spectrum hemp extract works with the body's own endocannabinoid system and is being studied for its role in proper functioning of several processes.

Although there are many forms of magnesium, Body Reset Magnesium Lotion is made with pure magnesium chloride from the ancient Zechstein Seabed, and incorporates pure Himalayan salt as well, which has 84 of the 92 macro & trace minerals needed by the body, to infuse the skin and body with the minerals we need for healthy-looking skin. Sea Kelp is rich in minerals and nutrients to nourish skin, and raw shea butter leaves your skin soft and supple.

Hint: Rub the lotion into the soles of your feet before bed.

Directions: Massage into skin or sore muscles, avoiding sensitive areas. A slight tingle is common at first. Best if used daily. 

CBD Infused Deodorant

Q: What's a great place to absorb ZBD™?

A: Your armpits!

A natural deo that works with your body, plus no more redness or rashes, guaranteed.

~Over 105 mg ZBD™ oil per small deo stick, and over 375 mg per full size stick!

~More-than full spectrum ZBD™ has natural properties to help with odor control and redness.

~Free of aluminum, baking soda, parabens, and toxins.

~Enzyme-based natural odor control that doesn't disrupt beneficial flora.

~ZBD™ works with the body's endocannabinoid system.

~No oily residue, and glides on clear...won't stain clothes and no wait time before dressing

TryAsian Fusion for strongest odor control:

Formulated with an Enzyme that 'eats' odor, plus Wasabi Extract, Ginger Extract, Bamboo Carbon (Activated Charcoal), Himalayan Salt, Kaolin Clay, Lemongrass, and more to support the body's natural removal of toxins without clogging ducts or pores. A touch of raw shea butter conditions delicate skin. Plus Magnesium, Diatomaceous Earth, and Essential Oils. The scent is fresh and citrusy, making this a product loved by both men and women. Over 105 mg ZBD™ oil per small deo stick, and over 375 mg per large stick!

Choose Simple Fresh if you prefer clean and simple:

Formulated with an Enzyme that 'eats' odor causing bacteria without disrupting beneficial flora, plus Green Tea, Chlorophyll (a plant-sourced detoxifier and purifier), Zinc Oxide (protects skin while combating body odor), and Himalayan Salt. Tapioca starch absorbs moisture and imparts a soft, velvety feel. Enjoy the clean, unisex scent of Clary Sage + Lavender Essential Oils. Over 105 mg ZBD™ oil per small deo stick, and over 375 mg per large stick!

Directions for use: Slowly glide the deodorant down the armpit area. No waiting time is necessary before dressing. 

Muscle Rub with Cayenne + Black pepper 

The human body is comprised of 640 muscles.

And, sometimes you learn the hard way about the existence of a muscle you never knew existed.

For those times, there's Muscle Rub.

~300mg/jar more-than full spectrum hemp oil extract

~Castor oil is 90% ricinoleic acid for happy, supple flexors

~MSM is an organic form of bio-available sulfur

~Cayenne Extract has a constituent (capsaicin) with powerful properties when applied to the skin

~Black Pepper works like a dream

Plus Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Clovebud, Ginger, Camphor, & Menthol

Directions: Gently massage into affected area until absorbed completely. Avoid using on broken skin.

And last but not least...

CBD Infused Chocolate!

These delicious 2 oz bars are handmade in small batches by local Ashland business Branson's Chocolates!

100 mg Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar:

Rich Belgian milk chocolate blended with creamy peanut butter and infused with 100 mg of our more-than-full spectrum, organic ZBD oil grown on our farm.

Ingredients: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa liquor, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), peanut butter (dry roasted peanuts, salt), ZBD Oil (full spectrum cannabinoid extract in MCT oil).b Gluten free.

100 mg Dark Chocolate Himalayan Sea Salt Bar:

Dark Belgian (72% cocoa) bitter-sweet chocolate with a touch of Himalayan Sea Salt and infused with 100 mg of our more-than-full spectrum, organic ZBD oil grown on our farm.

Ingredients: Bitter-sweet chocolate (cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), ZBD Oil (full spectrum cannabinoid extract in MCT oil). Gluten free.

Stay Beautiful!