Velvet Cleansing Milk


A cushiony cleanser that leaves skin clear, moisturized, and healthy.

Velvet Cleansing Milk is a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser that gently removes makeup, dirt and grime without damaging your skin’s natural barrier. Harsh foaming cleansers can strip away your skin’s natural oils, leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. Velvet Cleansing Milk is 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.


A gentle cleanse without the tight, squeaky feeling.

A rich emulsion comes together to bring this cushiony, creamy cleanser to life.

A rich emulsion comes together to bring this cushiony, creamy cleanser to life.

Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters

A water-soluble form of olive oil that moisturizes skin while gently removing makeup, dirt, and grime.

Rice Bran Oil

Dissolves stubborn makeup, sunscreen, and pollution while deeply moisturizing and replenishing skin.

Aloe Vera

Well-known for its healing and medicinal properties, the aloe vera plant soothes, moisturizes, and calms irritation.

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 Butylcarbamate

How it works

Cleansing is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. A good cleanser removes dirt, makeup, and residue from the surface of your skin without disrupting your skin’s natural lipid barrier.

Foaming cleansers can remove too much from your skin, leaving your face feeling dry, tight, stripped, or squeaky. They can even damage your skin barrier, leading to symptoms like dehydration, acne, and increased sensitivity.

Velvet Cleansing Milk is a rich, emollient cream cleanser that effectively removes dirt, grime, and other buildup while leaving your skin’s natural oils in place. Its cleansing power comes from Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, a water-soluble form of olive oil that gently bonds to grime on your face and rinses cleanly away. 

Fortified with chamomile, aloe, and rice bran oil, it’s a soothing, purifying cleanser that won’t dry out your skin or leave a film. 

pH: ~5.0

Is it right for me?

Velvet Cleansing Milk is an effective but gentle cleanser for skin that's dry, normal, or moderately oily. It may not provide enough cleansing power for very oily skin. 

If you use the double cleansing method, Velvet Cleansing Milk is a second cleanser. It's strong enough to remove sunscreen and light makeup, but waterproof makeup may require an oil cleanser or makeup remover first.

All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.

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United States United States
  • Skin Type NormalBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30

Solid basic cleanser

I was using Glossier's Milky Jelly cleanser for a while but switched to this as I buy other products from Stratia and this cleanser is essentially the same but a little more affordable. While I don't like the texture as much, its a good basic that gets the job done. I typically cleanse with an oil first then use this as a second cleanser and it has worked for me, I don't think its enough to completely rinse off sunscreen on its own.

United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveDehydrated
  • Age Range 25- 30

Holy Grail!

I love this product. I'd been trying to find a good hydrating cleanser for a while, and decided to get the sample pack for the 1-oz container of VCM. It works so well that I went ahead and got the big bottle - and also it's just so hard to find larger containers of any non-drugstore cleanser, so it's great to take advantage of less shipping and packaging. It's now my overall favorite product I own, not just favorite cleanser. I found the Liquid Gold just doesn't work with my skin, so I'm happy I can still support a company like Stratia that cares about scientific integrity and their consumer base. I wasn't trying to find a really fancy cleanser; this one has a simple formula but feels luxurious.... that's the word that comes to mind. I use it as a second cleanse at night after the cleansing balm from PC, and the combination has done wonders for my dehydrated, sensitive skin in the high-desert climate. I use VCM on its own after my morning workouts. Really can't recommend this enough!

United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30

best cleanser ever

I tried Liquid Gold years ago when the buzz was new and found it broke me out, decided not to try other Stratia products back then. Fast forward to now, I was looking for a new retinol treatment and thought I'd try a few different products. I do love Night Shift, but Velvet Cleansing Milk has been the best skincare discovery I've made in literal YEARS. I started testing it first, and my skin's texture immediately started changing. It's made my face smoother, silkier, and more hydrated. Will be repurchasing and subscribing, thanks Stratia!!!

Kassie S.
United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationOilySensitive
  • Age Range 31- 40

My go to cleanser

I love this cleanser. I use it day and night and my face always feels clean. No breakouts! Always a plus

Nepal Nepal
  • Skin Type DryDehydrated
  • Age Range 25- 30

Perfect cleanser for my dry skin

My sister gifted me this cleanser last Christmas. I really really love it.. it's so much better than other creamy cleansers I've tried. I use it twice daily (in the morning and at night.) It's non-stripping and moisturizing too. My skin feels supple and bouncy after washing. Definitely gonna purchase it myself.

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