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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    Anna m.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 51 and over
    Perfect size for travel

    Love, love the products and am so pleased that you have created this travel size set. My skin feels moisturized without that heavy, greasy feeling you get from other skin care lines. As I've aged my skin has become drier so keeping it moisturized is a key step in my skin care regimen and I love how these products make me feel and look. I can definitely tell the difference since using the Stratia products, thank you!

    Evin W.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Dry
    • Age Range 31- 40
    Perfect For Me

    As someone new to skincare, I've been intimidated by the array of options available. This kit provides an excellent starting point. Love the sizing and branding, too. Once I discover how I respond to this kit, I'll expand as needed. Thanks for giving us a guided first step!

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitive
    • Age Range 25- 30
    Too expensive

    The cost of this product is 2 times what it's worth.

    Alex V.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type NormalDry
    • Age Range 31- 40
    Skincare made easy

    For someone like myself just venturing into skincare routines, having the Essentials Kit is awesome. It serves as a great starting point and takes the guesswork out of the routine. The cleanser is effective and doesn't dry out my skin. Feels great. It's hard to tell if the toner is doing much, since I have decent skin in the first place, but my complexion feels nice and even. My skin feels generally softer and I think it's been less sensitive to razor burn. The moisturizer hardly seems necessary after the cleanser treats my dry skin so well, but it finishes everything off nicely. Applying it feels a little greasy at first, but it smooths out and leaves my face feeling supple. A nice way to go to bed! Overall, I trust Alli and her products. The Essentials Kit has been a great way to get started. It really hits that 80/20 payoff at a reasonable price point.

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    Ivana M.
    Canada Canada

    LOVE THIS. I ordered the full size immediately and another travel sized kit!

    Complete your routine

    Velvet Cleansing Milk Velvet Cleansing Milk

    gentle cream cleanser

    $15 – $28 $28

    Soft Touch AHA Soft Touch AHA

    mandelic acid treatment


    Liquid Gold Liquid Gold

    skin-strengthening moisturizer