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 Combination
    • Age Range 31- 40

    Excellent Gift

    I bought this for a gift and the recipient loved it! Great way to introduce people to the brand.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 31- 40

    Worth The Money

    Such a great size to sample a product. I have always been trying to find a good skin care and i have tried a lot and my skin is really sensitive and when i saw an ad about this product and im skeptical at first but i see a lot of good reviews about so i ordered this essential kit so i can try it first to see how it would react on my skin. I really like the velvet cleansing milk. It really is nice on the skin and my skin is soft after. I also like the other 2 product and it doesnt burn my skin or irritate. So i recommend this product and also its affordable.

    United States United States
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type NormalDrySensitive

    Loved the small sizes!

    I'm typically nervous to order any new skin care products, but the Essentials kit made it really easy for my partner and I to try each one for about two months. It's a really generous amount. My skin is super sensitive and normal/dry, especially in the winter. My partner is somewhere in the dehydrated/oily range. We both love the velvet cleanser and the AHA . Both are my new holy grail products. Liquid Gold is also wonderful but I'm not sure if it can stand alone like the Cleanser and the AHA. Right now, it is working as a light moisturizer under a more heavy duty face balm for the winter. I think in the summer it's going to be perfect by itself. Overall, I'll be ordering the large size of everything in this kit.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 25- 30

    great gift!

    Such a great gift for friends! Perfect size for sampling and finding out if the product is right for you. I've converted many of my friends to Stratia through the Essentials Kit. Also a good way to help your guy friends out with introducing a skincare routine, which can sometimes be intimidating at first.

    Nicaella A.
    United States United States
    • Age Range 18- 24
    • Skin Type CombinationOilyDrySensitive


    i honestly love how the liquid gold product feels so lightweight and comfortable morning or night! i have combo sensitive skin and this really didn’t irritate my skin at all!! the liquid gold is a new must have. i also use the cleansing milk and the soft touch aha after a long day at work and i wake up with my skin feeling plump and so refreshed.

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