Company Name: Maria Valentino
How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?
The Maria Valentino brand is leading the movement for all-natural beauty and wellness, specializing in key cannabinoids and medicinal mushrooms for optimal health. The entire collection is made of premium active botanicals for their individual and synergistic effects, focused on upregulating homeostasis through the endocannabinoid system, immune and main bodily systems. It is designed to enhance natural beauty and help customers become the best version of themselves by healing from the inside-out, and the outside-in.
What do you offer consumers/clients that others don’t?
I have created a new standard in beauty and wellness. The Maria Valentino brand offers products that are unlike anything available on the market, with truly cutting-edge formulations of the highest quality ingredients to maximize healing results. The MV website is also designed as a powerful educational platform for conscious consumers to understand the importance of what they are feeding their cells, and giving an opportunity to take control of their health. With each part of my brand there is incredible attention to detail, which helps to create a meaningful, luxury experience in every aspect. Social media allows me to interact directly with customers for feedback and follow their journey.
How and why did your company start up?
I felt called to work with plant medicine at a very young age, and have been formulating with botanicals for many years since. The majority of products used in everyday life are full of incredibly harmful and toxic chemicals that affect the body in both immediate and long term ways. After witnessing so many sick people in my life and losing loved ones, I knew it was absolutely necessary to use my voice to educate and offer the best natural alternatives to the world.
I spent half of the year living in the remote jungle of Costa Rica studying natural healing and plant medicine. I decided to take my work to the next level by diving into research on plants that may aid in disease prevention and tumor necrosis, including cannabis and mushrooms.
I have received countless customer testimonials from people of all stages in life, including those suffering from severe illnesses such as cancer, lupus, diverticulitis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, mental fog, migraines, carpal tunnel, shingles, acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatillomania and trichotillomania to name a few—helping to relieve pain and symptoms and showing wonderful results. That is what fuels my passion!
With the changing landscape of medical and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?
One of the biggest challenges my company has faced with the changing cannabis landscape is that it is so new, and therefore the laws and regulations are still being put into place to create a structure for an entire industry. I have been navigating through these changes and pressing forward, always coming out on top. This has been challenging, but in the big picture there is a wonderful advantage in being one of the very first to ever bring cannabis products to market.
What are the goals and vision moving forward for your company? Where do you see your company in five years?
Maria Valentino is a complete wellness and lifestyle brand, with a collection ranging from what you put on your body topically, to what you ingest.
In August, I expanded into plant-based health supplements for Optimal Wellness Support™. This patent pending formula is packed with cannabinoids, polysaccharides, terpenes, triterpenes, adaptogens, nootropics and has a special emphasis on aiding macrophages, which are the cells that search and destroy disease-causing toxins and debris. This is truly mind and body wellness. Since optimal health is optimal beauty, the capsules also may offer fantastic cosmetic effects.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
All of my efforts are toward the mission of elevating cannabis through education, so that it will be integrated into every part of life, revolutionizing industries from healthcare to home goods. I hope to gain more respect for this powerful healing plant and maximize its abilities for the greater good.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Photo Caption: Photographed wearing 24k white gold and diamond luxury cannabis leaf ring, designed by Maria Valentino from a leaf she trimmed during harvest.
Photo Credit: Jacklyn Valentino
Custom Gown By: Dany Mizrachi