The Essentials Kit


Cleanse, treat, and moisturize. The Essentials Kit includes the most important steps in your skincare routine.

Everything you need, nothing you don’t. The Essentials Kit includes Velvet Cleansing Milk, a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser; Soft Touch AHA, a hyper-gentle, highly effective exfoliant; and Liquid Gold, a lightweight but powerful moisturizer. These 3 components are the building blocks of healthy skin.

This travel friendly set contains:
30ml Velvet Cleansing Milk
10ml Soft Touch AHA
15ml Liquid Gold 

    Keep your skincare simple: cleanse, treat, and moisturize.

    Behind the scenes of The Essentials Kit, from formulation, filling, and labeling.

    Behind the scenes of The Essentials Kit, from formulation, filling, and labeling.

    Velvet Cleansing Milk

    A creamy cleanser that utilizes a water-soluble form of olive oil to gently bond to grime on your face and rinse it cleanly away.

    Soft Touch AHA

    Mandelic acid gently clears clogged pores while brightening and firming even the most stubborn or sensitive skin.

    Liquid Gold

    A one-stop skin-saving powerhouse that mimics and strengthens your skin’s natural moisture barrier with ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids.

    Velvet Cleansing Milk: Water (Aqua), Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Ceteareth-20, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamat

    Soft Touch AHA: Water (Aqua), Mandelic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamat

    Liquid Gold: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Niacinamide, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Rosa Mosqueta (Rose) Hip Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Squalane (olive-derived), Cetyl Alcohol, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA

    How it works

    Keep your skincare simple. The Essentials Kit features the three fundamental steps of a daily skincare routine: cleanse, treat, and moisturize. Each product was carefully formulated and obsessively tested to be truly effective. No fillers or marketing gimmicks, just skincare that works.

    Start your routine with the creamy, cushiony Velvet Cleansing Milk to gently remove dirt, grime, sweat, and other buildup, without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Pat dry and apply Soft Touch AHA, a leave-on exfoliant featuring 10% mandelic acid to reveal brighter, smoother skin. Wrap things up with our cult favorite moisturizer, Liquid Gold, which mimics and reinforces your natural moisture barrier for stronger, more resilient skin. Lights, camera, action: three steps and you’re ready to go.

    Is it right for me

    The Essentials Kit is formulated with all skin types in mind, including sensitive skin. Read more about Velvet Cleansing Milk here, Soft Touch AHA here, and Liquid Gold here.

    All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.

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    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Perfect Travel Kit

    Love all three products, especially the cleanser and Liquid Gold. I take these on vacations and they are the perfect travel size. Compact and perfect for a 1-2 week travel

    Sara B.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Love the kit - will buy fullsize products when out

    I bought the kit initially because it had all three products I wanted to try out before committing to full-size products. I love all three! I plan on buying the larger sizes when my kit runs out. I'm almost done with the cleanser, halfway through the moisturizer, and 1/3ish for the AHA. I was worried the moisturizer wouldn't be enough, but I love it! I do use a night time mask anyway, so I'm not sure how it would hold up as an overnight moisturizer exclusively, but it is peeerfect in the morning underneath my sunscreen. I used the AHA to combat some mild acne, and it worked like a charm. I have minimal blemishes and my skin is super soft. I used it twice a week at first, and am considering bumping it up to three. My pores appear smaller and I love the texture of my skin right now. experienced no stinging, which is a relief as I often do when using new products. Personally, I find the cleanser comparable to the La Roche Posay cleanser, but I much prefer the Stratia in terms of skin feel.

    May F.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveDehydrated
    • Age Range 25- 30
    So good I purchased full size!

    I've been following Stratia on social media for a few years now and finally decided to try The Essentials Kit. I wish that I had tried it much earlier! They truly are great products and I can't praise them enough. One pump of Liquid Gold twice daily, in the AM and PM, was enough to cure my flaky dehydrated skin in less than 2 weeks. My husband even noticed a difference, saying how "glowy" my face looked. I love the lightweight texture of Liquid Gold. Even though it contains oil, it soaked in very quickly and was easy to spread on my entire face. The natural yellow color is so fun too! The Velvet Cleansing Milk is wonderful as well. Unlike other creamy cleansers that I have tried, it does not sting my face. I have used it as a second cleanser and it does not leave any residue. A nickel size amount was plenty for my face. It doesn't really lather, but my face still feels clean and refreshed afterwards. I have not had a chance to try the Soft Touch AHA yet. I want to wait a little longer for my skin to recover from being dehydrated for so long. Based on the quality and results from Liquid Gold and Velvet Cleansing Milk, I have the utmost confidence that the Soft Touch AHA will not disappoint. My order also came with a promotional free trial of Night Shift. I can't wait to try this product out either! For anyone on the fence about Stratia's products, please give The Essentials Kit a try. And for those who are already in love, this kit is a great size for traveling. Overall, I am extremely happy with the quality and price point of these products. After using up the trial sizes, I went ahead and purchased full sizes of the products. Can't wait for my order to be delivered. I think you've made me a Stratia customer for life!

    Isha S.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Skin Barrier Repairing! Great customer service!

    Loved each of the products. Very gentle and nourishing for the skin. The cleanser and liquid gold are especially helpful when I’ve over-exfoliated. I will say that, unfortunately, the liquid gold breaks me out if I use it too often, but I have very very acne-prone skin that clogs right up with any kind of oil. I still use it once a week though to replenish my skin, or alongside a BHA, and it doesn’t break me out, and does make my skin glow! Additionally, I emailed the company with a question about the products and received a very prompt (less than 24 hrs) and very helpful answer from the founder which was really great.

    Judith B.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 51 and over

    Love this skin care line. Proves you don’t have to spend a ton of money for beautiful skin. I was hesitant because I’m 61, pleasantly surprised. I’m purchasing the full line today!

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