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 CombinationOilySensitiveBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Best skincare...hands down.

    These are hands down the best skincare products I've used. They won't do anything crazy or magical for your skin as some other skincare products say they will..."Get clear skin in just one week with this!". No, this stuff is legit. I have struggled big time with acne for the last 6 years of my life. I've tried so so many different skincare products over the years and have found some good (and expensive) ones, but none of them were really IT. I even went on accutane and my acne came back after a few months of not being on it. My skin seemed to be doing fine with the products I had tried, thought I still always had oily skin and hyper pigmentation and breakouts. Until I found these products. I decided to get the started kit as it had everything I wanted and needed in a convenient sample size. I've been using these products for about a month and a half now and I just ordered the full size for all three of these products. When I tell you my skin loves these skin LOVES these products. I never knew what healthy skin should look and feel like until after using these products. The only face wash I've used that does what it claims- My face feels squeaky clean and never stripped or dry after using it. An actually effective and gentle AHA serum- My face is never red or irritated, even though I have extremely sensitive skin, and I've noticed improvements in pigmentation and scarring. While this helps keep my acne at bay, I still get the occasional pimple...but I think that's just because of wearing a mask. The most luxurious feeling moisturizer I've put on my face. This glides on my skin nicely, absorbs well, and leaves me feeling extremely hydrated while also balancing and evening my skin tone. I no longer do a skincare routine in the morning because I just don't feel that I need it! While my skin isn't exactly where I want it to be, it has made some great improvements since using these 3 products. My face actually feels healthy (no more oily skin!), and I feel like I am rebuilding my skin barrier after years of harsh chemicals and exfoliants. Endless love and thank you to Stratia for creating skincare that actually works and is not overly priced. Will be a fan for life >3

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitive
    • Age Range 31- 40
    Excellent Introduction

    I ordered this on the recommendation of a friend and don't regret it. I have incredibly sensitive, late 30s, combination skin, and this set of products was both effective and non-irritating. After a week I ordered the full line.

    Maria M.
    Canada Canada
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 51 and over
    The essentials kit

    I love love strata gold. The soft touch AHA left a sticky feeling on my skin and the cleansing milk was good✅. I already repurchased the Liquid Gold.

    Jenneke K.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Dry
    • Age Range 41- 50
    Great skincare

    My skin feels softer and hydrated

    Tiffany A.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 31- 40
    I just wish I'd bought all full sizes from the beginning

    I got this to trial everything, and loved it. I wish I had just gone ahead and got the full sizes to begin with! Especially the cleanser!

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