Chuck and Sam
The Purist Oil Cleanser, 4oz
An Ayurveda-inspired oil cleanser. Gently remove dirt, makeup, and other impurities without harming your skin’s acid mantle or microbiome. Oil cleansing helps maintain your skin’s barrier function—no emulsifiers, preservatives, or foaming agents needed. The combination of oils in The Purist have a complete omega profile, and are targeted to penetrate deep into all three layers of the skin to reduce inflammation and deliver antioxidants. The Purist soothes dry, itchy, or otherwise “problematic” skin without clogging pores, and glides easily to help release dirt and debris while soothing rough and chapped skin.
Size: 4oz (120mL)
Sesame oil has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s highly antibacterial and antifungal; it’s also anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant. As it’s easily absorbed, it carries these healing properties deep into the lowest layers of the skin. Sesame oil helps moderate the production of sebum, which is helpful for naturally oily and acne-prone skin.
Sacha inchi, or the Peruvian mountain peanut, is high in alpha-Linoleic acid, making it ideal for dry, itchy, scaly, or otherwise problematic skin. The oil is rich in phytonutrients, and vitamins A and E.
Castor oil has also been used for millennia as a topical skin healer. It has an unusual fatty acid structure that makes it more polar and water-accepting than other oils; it also is readily able to penetrate the skin, providing a thorough, deep clean without disrupting your skin. In other words, it really pulls the gunk out.
Blue tansy and turmeric are both powerful anti-inflammatories, and ginger helps bring blood to the surface of the skin.
With clean hands, apply 2-4 pumps of oil & massage into your face for at least 30 seconds. Remove oil with warm water and a washcloth (washcloth can be dry or damp).
Important: If you’re not used to oil cleansing, your skin will need time to adjust. You may see blackheads or breakouts at first; this is your skin’s way of purging. Keep at it for 2 weeks and your skin will begin to glow.
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) oil*, Sesamum indicum (virgin Sesame) seed oil*, Plukenetia volubilis L. (Sacha Inchi ) oil*, Ricinus communis (Castor) oil*, non-GMO Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)*, Curcuma longa L. (turmeric) oil*, Zingiber officinale (fresh Ginger) oil,* Ocimum sanctum L. (tulsi) oil*, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) oil*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) oil*.
*Certified Organic About the Brand: We make plant-based, organic skincare products in small batches in Oakland, California. We source medicinal herbs directly from farms (some we even grow ourselves). We are minimalists who avoid clutter on our shelves and in our ingredients. We’re also anti-hype: we take a scientific, evidence-based approach to formulation, using minimally processed natural ingredients that deliver maximum results.
Chuck and Sam began as our wedding website. On the big day, we gave handmade lotion as thank you to our guests. When people kept asking us for more, the idea for Chuck & Sam was born.
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). We’re up front about what goes into our products because we respect our customers and the earth. We want 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.