A lightweight but powerful moisturizer that heals, hydrates, strengthens, and soothes.Liquid Gold is a one-stop skin-saving powerhouse that belongs in every skincare routine. It’s formulated with ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, the three main ingredients that make up your skin’s moisture barrier. No matter what shape your skin is in, Liquid Gold keeps your face healthy, clear, and resilient.
Strengthen and replenish to reveal bouncy, healthy skin.
Two types of sea buckthorn oil give Liquid Gold its signature vibrant color.
Lipids that make up around 50% of the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This skin-identical ingredient soothes, moisturizes, and protects your skin.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Liquid Gold’s signature color comes from two types of oil from the sea buckthorn plant. Each oil features unique fatty acids that heal, strengthen, and support your skin’s natural structure.
An all-around skin hero that can regulate cell turnover, fade hyperpigmentation, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and strengthen your skin barrier.
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
Your skin’s moisture barrier (the stratum corneum, or outermost layer of the epidermis) has a bricks-and-mortar structure. The bricks are flat, dead skin cells called corneocytes, and the mortar is a fatty mixture made up of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids. This mixture keeps your skin healthy, clear, and resilient. If it’s compromised, it can lead to skin that’s simultaneously dry and oily, extremely sensitive, or acne-prone.
Liquid Gold is formulated with ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids to mimic and strengthen your natural moisture barrier. By healing dehydration and replenishing that fatty mixture in your stratum corneum, you can address the above symptoms and discover healthy, bouncy, resilient skin.
Is it right for me?
Liquid Gold is great for all skin types, but works especially well for dehydrated or over-exfoliated skin. Those with normal to oily skin may find Liquid Gold is moisturizing enough to be their only moisturizer, while drier skin types may want to follow it with a heavier cream.
The yellow color is completely natural, caused by the bright red color of sea buckthorn oil. It's non-staining and vanishes on application for most skin types. Those with extremely pale skin may experience a temporary orange tint, so may want to only use Liquid Gold before bed.
All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.
- Liquid Gold
I love this lotion! I struggle with rosacea, eczema, and have very sensitive skin. I so appreciate that this has no artificial fragrance or colors. The ingredients are so well thought out, and each one is extremely beneficial for protecting your skin barrier. I have noticed such a big difference in the hydration of my skin. And I have had no breakouts from this either!!
Holy Grail Product
I'm on my third bottle of this moisturizer and as long as Alli keeps making it, I'll keep buying it. Sidenote: Alli please please please don't ever stop making this! I have normal to dry skin and find this is a great daytime moisturizer and gives plenty of moisture while putting back everything my skin needs. My face tends to dry out at night, and I still use liquid gold but add a few drops of squalane oil to give a bit of a moisture boost. I find I don't need any other moisturizer and I refuse to give up on this little guy. It's the best, I've even gotten a few of my friends hooked on it too. Such an amazing and effective product for such a low price.
I absolutely love this moisturizer. I use it day and night and it sinks into my skin so easily, and best of all, it layers under other products so nicely. I have extremely sensitive skin and perioral dermatitis, and Liquid Gold has not given me any kind of irritation. It gives me an amazing glow too, which looks beautiful during the day! It is definitely lightweight but very powerful. At night I usually layer it underneath my SoonJung Barrier Intensive cream, but I've gone to bed many times with just Liquid Gold and my skin is still nicely hydrated in the morning. Thank you so much for making a truly irritant-free product with no gimmicks -- such a rare treasure in the world of skin care!!!
Has replaced all my other serums and moisturizers
My skin now feels normal - not dry and tight on my cheeks and greasy in the t-zone. I no longer need to layer several light to medium or thick creams to keep my skin feeling comfortable. Provides a wonderful combo of moisture and active ingredients. Thank you, Stratia!
The hype is real!
ive been using this product for years now- it was there for me when i first started my skincare journey and itll be a staple in my routine for as long as its around! i know it gets a ton of love all over the internet, and its hard to believe something could be *that good*, but it really does live up to the hype. when i first started using this my skin was very angry and dry from a long while of me not being nice to it, my moisture barrier was trashed, and my face was sensitive to being irritated by damn near anything i put on it. Liquid Gold was a huge part of turning that around. its hydrating enough without being super heavy, it doesn't have any irritating fragrance, and the science behind it is sound. currently i would classify my skin as slightly sensitive (nowhere near as much as it used to be!) combo. i have minor eczema, and im a bit dry on my cheeks and occasionally get oily on my chin and nose. now that my skin is more balanced, i still use it as one of my main moisturizers. on an average day, i use this morning and night, one pump focused mainly on my cheeks where im most dry. if its a really dry day, especially in the winter, i will do one pump for each side of my face. i also really like it for if im recovering from a cold or something that's made my nose all flaky and terrible, i feel like it helps me come back from peeling faster than just regular moisturizer. its also super helpful for if ive over exfoliated or am having some other skin dryness i need to get relief from. im very fair, and i do notice the sliiightest bit of yellow tint when i initially apply it, but once it absorbs in its not noticeable. overall i cant recommend this enough! its a fantastic product and if allie ever stops making it i will probably cry :P