Our story is born out of a young man’s curiosity. An esthetician’s son raised with an appreciation for the care of our largest organ, our skin. One whose varied interests led him to study biology, excel in sports, venture into the world of body art, pursue the culinary arts, and ultimately, into the lab. Always experimenting, always searching for remedies and healing concoctions with an obsession to build upon the best practices and recipes of our parents and grandparents, to incorporate new technologies and apply the ancients’ wisdom
“…everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.” – Mourning Dove Salish
From the sporting fields to the kitchens to the tattoo parlors, he began to see a commonality amongst all the disparate activities and experiments. Whether it was rashes, athlete’s foot, tattoo needles or all the day-to-day contact we make with each other, he knew there was a better way to not only heal and remedy, but also protect. And not just solutions for one type of skin, but for all types of skin, he would eventually arrive at solutions that are not just better for us, more pleasing to the touch and smell, but also better for our planet.
Holistic is a term that’s casually bandied about, applied to everything from food to personal care to fashion. But its true meaning matters: characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole; characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
So our alchemist began to ask himself, “What if we mix these herbs with shea butter instead of a petroleum-based product? What are the long term effects of this tattoo ink? How do we extract the healing elements from our plants and infuse them into our skin?”
And so ZTEK was born. These products are what nature provides us and does not pollute us. The products return the favor and protect nature, cycle through responsibly and protect us from those things around us that could be injurious or harm those we love.
Purifying, protecting and healing the world.
This is Pren’tis Knight. This is ZTEK – Alwayz On.