Introducing Mother Science: A Revolutionary Biotech Skincare Brand Bringing Patented Ingredient Malassezin to Market with Molecular Hero Serum
Mother Science is Engineering the Next Generation of Skincare Through Cutting-Edge Science, Technology, & Innovation
Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand, launches today with its first proprietary product - Molecular Hero Serum - that harnesses the power of Malassezin, a breakthrough, patented and first-to-market ingredient that is a 10x more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin C. This molecule, which naturally occurs on skin, has the unique ability to target hyperpigmentation, improve the skin’s moisture barrier, and provide potent antioxidant protection for powerful benefits without irritation. After extensive laboratory studies and two clinical trials, Mother Science is the first brand in skincare to use this novel molecule.
The serendipitous discovery of Malassezin was fueled by the curiosity of co-founders and husband-wife duo, Mike Einziger, founding guitarist of Incubus, and renowned violinist, Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger. In addition to their passion for music, Mike and Ann Marie have always been enthralled by science. Mike studied the history of science at Harvard and Ann Marie studied biology at The University of Virginia and later taught high school physics and chemistry. In 2016 while on tour, Ann Marie developed a harmless skin condition that caused lightened patches of skin on her back. She had a hypothesis: could whatever caused them be used to intentionally reduce the look of dark spots on her face. The couple assembled a team of leading scientists, and together, over the course of six years, uncovered the power of Malassezin, which led to the inception of Mother Science.
Mother Science’s first product, Molecular Hero Serum, features Malassezin. This first-of-its-kind serum dramatically reduces the appearance of dark spots and sun damage, for an overall brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking complexion. The clinically-tested serum delivers proven results starting in just two weeks and can be used AM and PM.
In just 4 weeks*:
100% of participants had a reduction in the appearance of dark spots.
100% saw brighter, smoother skin.
100% had a visible improvement in lines and wrinkles.
94% said their skin looked more youthful.
“True molecular innovation is rare, and discovering Malassezin required a mix of luck, curiosity, scientific rigor, and passion,” said Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger, Co-Founder of Mother Science. “I’ve always called myself a ‘citizen scientist,’ and the Mother Science brand embodies this ethos of entrepreneurship, curiosity, continuous learning, and innovation,” added Mike Einziger, Co-Founder of Mother Science. “With over six years of rigorous testing and research, we are thrilled to launch the next generation biotech skincare company, and we’re just getting started.”
Mike and Ann Marie brought on Jessica Goldin as Mother Science’s CEO and Co-Founder to build the brand and shepherd its go-to-market strategy. Goldin is a 20-year beauty industry veteran who previously served as the founding CEO of Shani Darden Skin Care and held various leadership and executive marketing roles at Beautycounter, Murad, Clinique, and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. Mother Science’s team also includes Dr. Pearl Grimes, the brand’s Chief Dermatologist, a globally recognized expert and leading authority in hyperpigmentation. Dr. Grimes has spent the past six years leading extensive scientific studies on Malassezin.
"Consumers are becoming more and more interested in science-based skincare, " said Jessica Goldin, Mother Science’s CEO and Co-Founder. "As a biotech beauty brand with a proprietary, novel ingredient, we are excited to introduce a highly efficacious serum based on a new approach to treating dark spots and sun damage."
Mother Science’s seed round was led by Female Founders Fund with participation from defy.vc, Founders Fund, KarpReilly, H Venture Partners, NewBound Ventures, BFG Partners, Tuesday Capital, Olive Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Hawktail. Other investors include Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox, John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell, Hedi Gores, Co-Founder of Pressed Juicery, Jared Smith, Co-Founder of Qualtrics, Toni Ko, Founder of NYX, Carlos Cashman, Co-Founder of Thrasio, Cyan Banister, Sabrina Hahn, and Molly DeWolf Swenson.
“We are thrilled to support Mother Science in their mission to bring an innovative, science-based solution to the market that addresses one of the most prevalent skincare concerns: dark spots,” said Anu Duggal, Partner, Female Founders Fund. “Today's consumers are increasingly focused on skincare efficacy, and the clinical results of the Molecular Hero Serum are very promising in this regard. With its unique formulation and demonstrated effectiveness, we believe that this product has the potential to make a significant impact in the skincare industry and help people feel more confident in their skin.”
Mother Science’s Molecular Hero Serum ($89) is available for purchase starting today at motherscience.com. For additional information, please visit Mother Science’s website, and follow @motherscience on Instagram.
*Based on a clinical study using instrumentation, VISIA photography, expert grading, and consumer perception. Participants used the serum twice a day.
About Mother Science
Mother Science is a revolutionary biotech beauty brand creating next-generation skincare solutions. The brand is pushing the boundaries of skincare formulations with cutting-edge science, beginning with its never-before-used ingredient, Malassezin. Born out of curiosity and a passion for science, Mother Science aims to build a community inspired by learning and innovation. The brand is founded by renowned musicians, Mike Einziger and Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger.