Brand Overview: Chuck and Sam

What started as wedding favors became for Chuck and Sam’s wedding evolved into a skincare brand that creates plant-based and organic skincare products.

Recommended for dry and acne-prone skin, Just Like Honey ($26) uses enzymes in orange blossom honey, neroli flower, and red mandarin oil, and coconut sugar to exfoliate, fight acne-causing bacteria and balance the skin pH.

This is honestly one of the most unique cleansers I’ve tried. It has an extremely thick texture, almost exactly like honey in terms of texture and consistency. I thought for sure that I would not be able to massage this on my face. However, combined with water, this melts onto the skin. I didn’t think I would like this, simply because I have a preference for foaming cleansers but I actually really enjoyed it! The texture makes it harder to apply all over the skin than usual cleansers or masks. But it feels cool and soothing on the skin; the scent, delicious and relaxing. You can use it as a cleanser and just leave it on your face for 10 seconds, or as a mask and leave it on for 10 minutes. I still won’t use it as a daily facial wash, but I would also recommend it for once a week/every two weeks, to give the skin a moisturizing cleanse.

The Green Monstah ($22) is a detoxifying mask that uses volcanic ash that to pull gunk from your skin, tighten pores. It also has bentonite clay to unclog, indian neem leaf to fight acne and blackheads, and matcha to tighten pores and help increase skin elasticity.

The face mask really smelled like matcha, which made it more enjoyable to use, despite the fact that it’s a powder that you’re supposed to mix in water. It feels like any mask of its kind: dries to a good, solid layer on your face. Easy to break down and wash off with warm water. After use, my skin really felt detoxified, a little dry and tight, but clean nonetheless. I recommend it for once a week, or every 2 weeks use to detoxify the skin.

My eyes immediately landed on the Flower Child Facial Toner ($22) as it has actual flowers in the bottle. It aims to retain moisture, calm the skin, and minimize pores using witch hazel, aloe, calendula blossoms, tea tree, and rose geranium.

It smells like calendula and witch hazel. It feels gentle though and it doesn’t feel as viscous as I thought. It actually feels watery and it absorbs quickly onto the skin. It leaves the skin powdery and soft. It feels fresher and lighter than most toners and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry, which makes sense since the packaging says it’s alcohol-free. Though I have not seen improvements on my pores, it feels right for daily use because my skin feels “tamed” after I swipe this on.

The Mellow Gold Restorative Facial Oil ($45) has vitamin A, C, and E-rich rosehip oil to boost collagen production and help combat fine lines and sun damage. It also has evening primrose oil to improve the skin’s elasticity, argan to prevent acne and eczema, jojoba to moisturize, sea buckthorn fruit oil to promote skin regeneration and help repair signs of sun damage, and jasmine, neroli, and blue chamomile to soothe and brighten skin.

This face oil hydrates, brightens, and reduces signs of aging, among others. I will say my skin did look brighter and dewier after using this. It also makes a good primer — the oil is light enough so it doesn’t weigh down the skin (that’s what you want if you’re going to apply other products over it). It really just works as a good base and serves as a protective, regenerative layer on the skin.

I have enjoyed using these products but the standout for me is Just Like Honey as it’s just unlike anything I’ve ever tried. The Green Monstah is a good option if you are looking for a detoxifying mask as well. Check all their products out if you are looking plant-based skincare products that will help moisturize and cleanse the skin.

Chuck & Sam Just Like Honey, Green Monstah, Flower Child Facial Toner, Mellow Gold Restorative Facial Oil were provided by @chuckandsam. Available at chuckandsam.com

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