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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    Caitlin C.
    Australia Australia
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitive
    Great option to 'try before you buy'

    I really enjoyed the liquid gold, and the cleanser. I was really happy to find a creme cleanser that doesn't leave an oily residue and the liquid gold, while not your traditional creamy moisturiser, leaves my skin feeling supple and hydrated. I ended up buying larger quantities of LG and the cleanser. The AHA was fine for my skin, and I didn't experience any irritation. I chose not to buy more because in Queensland, Aus where the UV index often goes into the extreme and I was hesitant to use an exfoliant that can increases photosensitivity.

    Krista S.
    United States United States
    Amazing products!

    I am loving my essentials kit. My friend told me to try this as it helps with her oily skin and acne. I have the same issues with my skin. So I went ahead and tried it. I love these products because they aren’t harsh on your skin and actually do what they are supposed to do. I was getting tired of trying different brands that weren’t working at all. I am glad I was recommended to try this brand.

    Amber S.
    United States United States
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
    Love it

    Very positive experience. This is a great line of products that doesn't dry out my skin at all. I loved it so much I bought all the full sizes plus the Night Shift!

    Julie S.
    United States United States
    • Age Range 41- 50
    • Skin Type Blemish-prone
    Nice way to try products

    This kit is a nice way to try the products. Really, every skincare brand should offer small trial kits like this so that it doesn’t require investing in full sized products before knowing how they work on skin.

    aneesah g.
    United States United States
    • Age Range 31- 40
    • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
    Mixed Feelings

    Overall I'm glad I got the trial kit compared to buying the larger sizes first. I think the kit is great at providing beginner level essentials however I felt the product size for the cleanser & AHA is way too small. They're good for maybe a 8 day trial at best. considering the Liquid Gold is a considerable amount and has been going strong for almost a 3wks +. Overall it's a 3.5 for me I will be investing in the Liquid Gold moisturizer as it amazing, really left my skin feeling soft and moisturized and my skin reacted well. The cleanser has a great constancy, it didn't over striped my skin which is great for AM & PM cleansing. Just the amount given in the trial size would not allow me to say with confidence if this is a good cleanser to invest in. As my skin is still adapting to the product, but I'm interested in trying the 4oz size. The AHA provides a great entry level into trying chemical resurfacing without going too extreme and damaging your skin. however I just felt like it didn't offer much to be wowed. it may be due to the trial size as I think this product would serve to be the same size as the Liquid gold. Overall i'm less inclined to purchase the full size as I didn't see much change in my skin and the benefits to warrant purchasing this product.

    Complete your routine

    Night Shift Night Shift

    nourishing retinol night cream


    Velvet Cleansing Milk Velvet Cleansing Milk

    gentle cream cleanser

    $15 – $52

    Soft Touch AHA Soft Touch AHA

    exfoliating mandelic acid treatment


    Liquid Gold Liquid Gold

    skin-strengthening moisturizer

    $27 – $49