Nature is our muse, Science is our ally.

Your Skin is Brilliant

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Skin is intrinsically brilliant. Every aspect serves an important purpose. Yes, we have dead skin, but it keeps moisture in. Yes, our skin harbors bacteria, but the “good kind” supports its immune functions. Yes, we want our ingredients to go deeper, but not at the cost of our skin’s protective barrier. Our products are intentionally formulated to be in sync with your skin, which means less sloughing, stripping or over-treating. Your skin already knows what it’s doing—our science works with it, not against it.

Designed by Leading Dermatologists & Chemists

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Our proprietary formulas are powered by breakthrough actives dosed in precise quantities for accelerated, amplified results. Each product is thoughtfully curated and meticulously tested by passionate (and self-admitted) skincare skeptics who expect nothing but the best.

We Studied the Research

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Social Media is not the authority for skincare. Neither is your mother (unless she's a dermatologist). We only use peer-reviewed scientific journals when selecting ingredients for our formulations.

No Trace Quantities

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We dose ingredients in the ranges prescribed for results. No trace quantities for label claims. No miscellaneous additions that increase chances of irritation. If it’s in there, it’s working hard and making an impact.

Transformation Without Irritation

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Healthy skin isn’t irritated skin. It’s not the price you have to pay for results.

Our Experts

Dr. Indy Chabra, MD, PhD, FAAD

MD, PhD in Microbiology & Genetics [Stony Brook University]
BS in Chemistry & Biology, BA in Economics [Stanford University]

Dr. Inderjit (Indy) Chabra, MD, PhD, FAAD is a board-certified Dermatologist and board-certified Mohs Micrographic surgeon. Dr. Chabra leads DMC Dermatology & Mohs, a private practice in Tucson, Arizona. His practical dermatologic experience and chemistry expertise give him a unique edge in understanding consumer psychology and developing impactful skincare product formulations. When he isn’t busy with patients and curing breakthrough product line-ups, you will find him playing tennis, skiing, or traveling with family.


“I see Motif as an opportunity to blend my real experience with modern skincare resarch and practice. Motif is a brand that excites consumers and combines scientific evidence that expert dermatologists can stand behind.”

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