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.
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.
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.
- Soft Touch
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!
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!
The cost of this product is 2 times what it's worth.
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.
Received the Essential kit in a promotion and it introduced me to my new HG. I’m already a fan of Liquid Gold (will never stop using it) but Soft touch AHA was something I never thought to try and I’m so glad I did. I’ve used other AHAs before but after incorporating tretinoin into my routine, I’ve had to stop using all of them as they became too irritating. This is the only AHA that works on my skin now and it’s so gentle yet effective. I’ve already placed an order for the regular size bottle. I wasn’t as impressed with the cleansing milk as it is a bit too gentle for my liking. (I would have preferred a sample version of the C+C as I really want to try it out.) Overall this is a great introductory kit for those looking to try out the products and as a gift to family/friends to try out. Value-wise, I prefer the full size products as both AHA and a Liquid Gold bottles are not refillable so has limited travel use.