A lightweight but powerful moisturizer that fortifies your skin’s moisture barrier to help heal, hydrate, strengthen, and soothe.
Your skin’s moisture barrier (the stratum corneum, or outermost layer of the epidermis) has a bricks-and-mortar structure: the bricks are skin cells called corneocytes, and the mortar is a fatty mixture made up of ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty acids. This mixture keeps your skin healthy, clear, and resilient. If it’s compromised, it can lead to skin that’s:
- Simultaneously dry and oily
- Lax, sallow, or dull
- Itchy and/or easily irritated
- Extremely sensitive
Liquid Gold is formulated with ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids to mimic and strengthen your natural moisture barrier. By healing your dehydration and replenishing that fatty mixture in your stratum corneum, you can address the above symptoms and discover healthy, bouncy, resilient skin.
It’s great for all skin types, and works especially well on dehydrated or over-exfoliated skin.
Like all Stratia products, Liquid Gold is unfragranced, gimmick-free, and formulated based on hard science.
What's with the color?
Liquid Gold gets its gold hue from two types of sea buckthorn oil, both of which are fantastic sources of a wide range of fatty acids and are also bright red. While it may look a little unusual, for the vast majority of users, the color disappears when you apply it and won't dye or tint your skin. However, a slight orange tint may be noticeable on extremely pale skin (lighter than MAC shades NC10/NW10). In that case, Liquid Gold can be used as an overnight mask.
"I am not exaggerating when I say this is literally the most amazing s**t I have ever put on my face in my life. Redness starting receding within days. A night with retinoids was no longer followed with peeling, pain, redness, or stinging — all of my hallmarks of a compromised moisture barrier...My skin feels strong, bouncy, resilient, and looks glowing. I’m glowing like the damn North Star thanks to all those actives, and I can keep coming back for more thanks to the almost surreal talents of Liquid Gold." -Hannah J., May 2016 (read the full review!)
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.
Want some more science? Check out studies on these key ingredients: