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.
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✨This is a powerhouse of ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids — things my skin just laps up. It’s a golden emulsion that spreads nicely and is quickly absorbed. The yellow tinge may show up on extremely fair skin, though it’s not really noticeable on mine (I usually wear a warm 21 in cushion). ✨I use Stratia Liquid Gold in my evening routine in two ways. Primarily as a serum to buffer my retinol (1% retinol is my sweet spot): 2 pumps of LG to a pea sized amount of retinol. This goes a long way towards countering any drying effects or irritation from actives. ✨ I use LG as an emulsion when I feel my barrier is down or I need the reinforcement, a layer of LG under my moisturizer to keep my skin happy. I’m on my third bottle of Liquud Gold — it’s a holy grail product for me and a cornerstone of my routine, so I’ll definitely be repurchasing this for as long as I can!
Very pleasant texture, well applied to the skin and absorbed. I have been using it for a short time, but I'm happy!
My skin has become a train wreck after too much and too harsh treatment. I decided to go minimal with my routine after spiraling down a reddit rabbit hole. I kept seeing Liquid Gold pop up in tons of comments. After the first use my skin felt much less angry. After 3 days the spots I picked at are healing up more quickly than they ever have in the past. The redness on my cheeks is less pronounced and the dryness has been slowly getting better. I am very optimistic about what continued use will do for my skin! I actually like the slight yellowy tint. My undertones are olive/yellow so it works really nicely to provide a glow. I purchased the cleanser and rewind to round out my simple, skin healing routine! I'm also super pleased that there is no fragrance!
this has kept my moisture barrier intact and glowing while introducing tretinoin to my routine! love the texture and how it makes my skin feel.
this is my second time trying Liquid Gold to help repair my skin's moisture barrier, namely my chin which is prone to cystic acne and dry, itchy flareups from overuse of actives (I think!). After gently cleansing and applying a moisture barrier repairing serum, I apply LG all over my face. Can't complain so far!. I use another moisturizer over it, like Cetaphil Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer. I enjoy the smell - sea buckthorn is a scent I am familiar with.