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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    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Good set

    Obviously small, but a great trial of the products. Recommend to anyone hesitant to buy ful sized. Would like other trial sets with different products.

    Dahlface .
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Dry
    • Age Range 51 and over
    Great intro kit!

    I am very happy with all the products in this into kit, particularly the Velvet Cleansing Milk and Liquid Gold. I like a product to do what it says it’s going to do ... and these products deliver! I will be ordering full sizes.

    Justin W.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 31- 40
    Amazing, so soft.

    Great kit to test products or for on the go. I plan on using all three products.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Perfect Travel Kit

    Love all three products, especially the cleanser and Liquid Gold. I take these on vacations and they are the perfect travel size. Compact and perfect for a 1-2 week travel

    Sara B.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Love the kit - will buy fullsize products when out

    I bought the kit initially because it had all three products I wanted to try out before committing to full-size products. I love all three! I plan on buying the larger sizes when my kit runs out. I'm almost done with the cleanser, halfway through the moisturizer, and 1/3ish for the AHA. I was worried the moisturizer wouldn't be enough, but I love it! I do use a night time mask anyway, so I'm not sure how it would hold up as an overnight moisturizer exclusively, but it is peeerfect in the morning underneath my sunscreen. I used the AHA to combat some mild acne, and it worked like a charm. I have minimal blemishes and my skin is super soft. I used it twice a week at first, and am considering bumping it up to three. My pores appear smaller and I love the texture of my skin right now. experienced no stinging, which is a relief as I often do when using new products. Personally, I find the cleanser comparable to the La Roche Posay cleanser, but I much prefer the Stratia in terms of skin feel.