Tina Seitz is a skincare and wellness expert, formulator of nutraceuticals and products, an educator for an international skincare line, and business owner. She’s a woman of many titles and when I sat down with her, never did I imagine we’d be discussing quantum physics. As it turns out, skin wellness encompasses so much more than what you see on the surface.
Tina starts her mornings at 4:30am answering emails from New Zealand and the United Kingdom regarding her tattoo removal company, Xtract. The company started as a happy accident. A woman reached out to Tina via LinkedIn asking for her to develop a product to help remove brandings from sex trafficking victims. To give you sense of Tina’s credentials, she was just featured in Dermascope’s 45th Anniversary Edition as one of the top 45 skincare experts in the world.
Tina jumped at the opportunity to help, “These girls have been through so much. The goal was to create a product, something that works, faster, more effective and less painful. I didn’t know anything about tattoos. I have that holistic eye and so I learned about the ingredients. I chose to work with the cells and create an immune response. We can remove ink and scar tissue, and heal the allergic reactions skin has to ink.” They are now in fourteen different countries, helping people remove permanent makeup and small tattoos.
“We started because of a humanitarian need. Our mission, as we grow, is to bring awareness to sex trafficking. We offer free removal to sex trafficking victims and bring awareness to sex trafficking. I feel like that fell on me. Like it was divine.”
And that’s just her morning. From 9am to 3pm Tina is meeting with clients, giving facials and educating them on their skin. “You can tell more from a skin analysis than a hair analysis. I can tell what somebody did last night versus hair will tell you about a month ago. Our body has this innate ability to heal and repair. These signs that show up on our skin are clues about what’s going on internally. The old thinking was let’s cover up the clue…rather than that, let’s go internal and put out the fire.”
Tina has transformed her clients’ skin. Doctors who are treating cancer lesions and administering Botox have called her up to ask what products she’s using. This is how she met her current business partner Dr. Ben Johnson, whom she enlisted to help her with Xtract. She attended a conference in New York City where she heard Dr. Ben speak on DNA repair and stem cells and learned about his skincare line Osmosis Beauty. “He called me and said, what are you doing? You are selling my product more than my sales team,” she laughs as she tells me this, “I was just educating them!”
Tina calls herself a nerd and explains that she’s fascinated by science. When she hears about new products and procedures, she makes sure to read studies to understand the science at work. Tina researches the ingredients of products and understands the formulations. She explained her holistic approach to me, “When I started in skincare 30 years ago, dermatologists never saw the connection between nutrition and the skin. The products they put on were toxic. Some of them were carcinogenic, damaging to the liver. It became a passion of mine… Even today when I’m around estheticians and dermatologists and I hear what they prescribe for a condition, it makes me cringe because they’re not treating it, they’re treating the symptom. It’s something that could turn into an autoimmune disorder if not addressed. Food intolerance, mold toxicity – there are cues that come through the skin.” Her goal is to develop skincare routines for her clients that work with the body and not against it.
Then from 4-6pm Tina is back to answering emails. She works as a consultant for other skincare companies. They reach out to her regarding products and she finds a lab to meet their needs. Tina tells the lab what ingredients to use and ensures that they stay true to the brand’s identity. She even finds local labs in order to support local businesses. The products she’s creating vary. Some are pharmaceutical grade and others are “more fun,” like scrubs and lotions.
On top of all of that, Tina is a single mother. From 6:30 – 8:30pm it’s homework time. I ask her how manages it all while still excluding the wonderful energy she does. “I enjoy my coffee in the morning,” she laughs.
I asked Tina what’s the hardest part of running her own business. She explains that things are going 24/7 and she has to draw boundaries. After hearing about her daily happenings, I know she isn’t kidding. Despite the hefty workload, on weekends she finds time to write articles and educational programs (I asked her to share her most recent article, “There is Wealth in Health”).
Tina tells me that the advice she most often gives her clients is, “to look internally to heal.” Apparently, eighty percent of what’s going on with your skin is actually internal. Skin needs lipids, which means healthy fats. Even the water you drink is crucial; we need minerals in our water, otherwise our skin goes limp. More than anything, we need antioxidants.
How did we get on the topic of quantum physics? Tina describes it as the future of skincare and healing medicine: “Vibrational medicine: every cell in our body, every living thing in the world, vibrates because we’re all energy. Certain cells vibrate at different frequencies. Just like a piano gets out of tune, our bodies get out of tune.” A healthy body possesses a vibration of 60-75 MHz (megahertz). A cancerous body has a lower frequency in the 50s. When we come across negative frequencies, it lowers our body frequency. However, positive frequencies raises raise our body frequency. “I call myself an energy snob. Don’t bring that energy over here, it’s just not worth it.”
“So are energy vampires real?” I ask Tina. Evidently, yes.
“When you meet somebody there’s an exchange of energy. They either lower your energy, or it’s an equal exchange, or they raise your energy and you feel really good. You know those people where you think, oh I feel so good when I’m around them? That’s why you have to own your energy. Own your energy whenever you go anywhere because it can affect people.”
I can’t help but say to Tina, “It seems like magic. What do you say to people who argue that it’s all a bunch of hocus pocus?”
“It is all science backed. That’s quantum physics!” And Tina knows her science! She tells me how in the early 1900s, Dr. Royal Rife founded vibrational medicine and Nikola Tesla used his findings: “If you wish to understand the Universe think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” Even Einstein talked about it. It’s a growing field and it’s being used to heal mutated DNA (She shared a YouTube video with me where a professor of music discusses in a Tedx talk how two frequencies next to a cancer cell caused the cancerous-cell to disappear without harming any of the surrounding healthy cells).
I’m blown away by Tina’s knowledge and her reference library. I ask her what’s next and what the future holds for her personally. Her and Dr. Ben are waiting on a patent for their tattoo removal technology, which would be the end of a three-year process. From there she hopes to transition from meeting with clients in person to an online process. The goal is to create her version of concierge medicine as it pertains to skincare and wellness.