Tina’s story begins at age 11, long before the spa or product line came to be, when she began battling acne. Instead of resorting to harsh medication like doctors suggested, she chose to see a facialist.
This was the start of her skin transformation and the inspiration for what would become her passion. She was so in awe by the results that she became inspired to learn as much as possible about the way the skin works and the art and science that goes into facials. It became her mission to educate others and help those who were dealing with the same frustrating issues.
By the time Tina was 13, she knew this was what she wanted to do. She remembers telling her mom that it was her dream to become a facialist with her own spa. With her support, that’s exactly what Tina did. By the age of 16 she had already received her esthetician’s certificate and spent all of her free time working at a nearby salon. Soon after she began looking for the perfect location to open her very own spa. With the help of her mom who was a real estate agent, Tina found her dream spot on Ventura Blvd. where Tina•K Skin Studio is located today. At only 20 years old, her OWN spa was open for business!
As her passion for skincare grew, Tina began thinking about the next chapter – starting her own product line. At the time, she felt the market was already so saturated that if she did come out with her own products, they would have to be revolutionary.
Everything changed a few years later when she came across an article about Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic, causing inflammation and early aging in 75 percent of the population! The more she thought about it, the more Tina wondered how this was affecting her clients’ skin who had been wearing sunblock and avoiding the sun for decades.
With 26 years of experience under her belt, Tina began working on a formula to counteract Vitamin D deficiency while nourishing and improving the skin. When it was finally complete, she began using the final product on clients. After 2 years of incredible results, studies were being released that discussed transdermal efficiency and how the skin can absorb Vitamin D, and Tina learned that this was the reason why the formula was so successful.
Educating people and starting a conversation about Vitamin D deficiency continues to drive the growth of Tina•K as a brand. Additionally, with Tina•K products, anyone can experience the feeling of a quality facial from the comfort of their own home. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, live out of state, or simply can’t afford to go into a spa for a full facial treatment, you can still transform your skin!
This is just the beginning of our story, and we sincerely hope to reach as many people as possible as we continue our mission to transform skin and lives 🙂