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 (sugarcane-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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I recently started using retiniods and as expected my skin did not handle it well. With all the great reviews and recommendations of Liquid Gold circulating the skincare community, I decided to take a chance on it for myself. Let me tell you, this product saved my skin! My skin type is combination acne prone. It did not cause my oily spots to become worse or cause a bad acne flare up whatsoever. My peeling, flakiness from retinol was healed in a matter of days. I will never be without Liquid Gold again. Instant Holy Grail!
Overall a very nice moisturizer in a pump (big plus) but I cannot get over the scent. It almost smells like latex balloons? It’s nice but I’ve stopped using it because the scent will linger throughout my entire day and it bothers me.
This is now my go-to moisturizer for use under my occlusive when it feels like my skin isn't retaining moisture well enough. It works really well, doesn't get oily or clog pores, and I can even use it around my very sensitive eye area that I usually can't moisturize at all. I don't notice a yellow cast to my skin at all which is nice. Only downside is the bottle itself. The tall, narrow design means it got knocked over more easily than any of my other products (by me or my roommates), and this just gets worse as you use more of the product, because the bulk of the remaining product remains near the top, making the center of gravity higher and destabilizing the tube. The fact that it doesn't have a cap means that each time it got knocked over, the dispenser comes in contact with whatever bacteria are on my sink or floor. :| The end result is that I keep it in my medicine cabinet now, and often forget I have it and don't use it as much. But what's in the tube is deserving of its name!
Loving the liquid gold. It has helped moisture and brighten up my face. My skin on my face is looking healthier ever since I started the stratia products.
This stuff is FABULOUS, I just got done with almost a year on accutane and my skin is so dry and so sensitive, and this stuff is like butter, it brightens my skin, and makes it so incredibly soft it’s unbelievable. I hooked two of my best friends and my mom on it, they are equally as pleased.