Chuck & Sam
Chuck & Sam make plant-based, organic skincare products in small batches in Oakland, California. They source medicinal herbs directly from farms (some they even grow themselves). They are minimalists who avoid clutter on the shelves and in their ingredients. The philosophy is anti-hype: they take a scientific, evidence-based approach to formulation, using minimally processed natural ingredients that deliver maximum results.
Sam is a writer and herbalist with a background in environmental science and sustainability; her husband Chuck, a designer and former chef, is her only guinea pig (animal testing = gross). The couple is up front about what goes into their products out of respect for customers and the earth. The goal is for skincare to become second nature, with products so simple and effective that they become staples in everyone’s daily routines. High-quality ingredients, simply prepared, no added clutter or wasted time.