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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    Hunter G.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Worked well for my skin and my routine

    I have a combination skin type with my T zone being more oily in comparison to the rest of my face. Truthful I was looking for a product to help clear up pigmentation on my forehead, while searching for a cleanser that did not strip so much. I do have to shave my face daily so I do find my face to be sensitive in those areas. I found the Velvet Cleansing milk to work well with removing sunscreen and overall refreshing my face after a long day. The AHA Soft touch worked wonderful with my skin helping even out any previous acne scars and dark spots. My skin did not feel overly stripped with either of these products. The liquid gold worked very well with my skin, leaving it moisturized and not feeling heavy and or oily. On a side note I am thankful the Velvet Cleansing Milk is packaged in a refillable bottle. This will allow me to refill the small container to take with me during the work day to wash my face during my break since I have to wear a mask my entire shift. Overall I would recommend trying out the products as I am satisfied with the results

    Temima E.
    United States United States
    Sample is the way to go

    The essentials mini kit is a great option since I have extremely sensitive skin and it is great that before committing to and investing in new products I got to test them for about a month first. My skin is looking great and the little bumps on my forehead are almost gone.

    Vicki L.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydrated
    • Age Range 25- 30
    Most Moisturizing Set of Products

    I’ve tried a number of gel cleansers but Velvet Milk really has been the gold star! It’s one of the few products that doesn’t dry me out now that my moisture barrier has worsened. Even my old trusty Kikumasamune gel became drying and gave me pimples. So I decided to try the set to see how it’d turn out. Who knew I’d fall for Liquid Gold and Soft Touch AHA too...

    Emily B.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydrated
    • Age Range 25- 30

    I enjoyed all three products but was very impressed with the cleanser and serum. I purchased both in the regular size once the ones in the kit ran out. I think these smaller sized ones would be great for travel!

    Nomen N.
    Netherlands Netherlands
    • Skin Type SensitiveBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 31- 40
    Essential kit broke me out

    Unfortunatly the Stratia products are not for me. They all broke me out.

    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