Empowering individuals with functional hydration for life in motion.
Ken Uptain founded Essentia water in 1998. By 2017, Essentia water, fueled by a passionate following of loyal consumers, became the top selling premium bottled water brand and #1 ionized alkaline water brand in the natural foods retail channel! In early 2020, Ken appointed beverage industry veteran, Scott Miller as the company’s Chief Executive Officer to lead Essentia through its next major growth stage and brand evolution.
After Ken and Scott sold Essentia to Nestle in March 2021, they reteamed to once again make their mark in the still water category and founded YESLY Enhanced Flavored Still Water.