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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    Erica A.
    United States United States
    So far so good

    I ordered the Essential Kit and having been using the cleanser, AHA and Liquid Gold for the past week. I like them all! The cleanser is very gentle but thoroughly cleans my skin. The AHA makes my face feel smooth and the Liquid Gold is very moisturizing. I need to find more products that will help with sun damage - that's my biggest issue, along with super dry skin.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 25- 30
    Taking proaction for my skin

    I purchased this when I was about to turn 27 after realizing that I needed to evolve past my drugstore soap, water, and lotion routine to ensure that my skin stays youthful and vibrant. Late 20s is that awkward time when my skin is starting to show faint lines, but I still get zits and these products have helped me combat both. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and did not react to these products like I normally do. I got the trial size to test them on my skin and have gotten the full size of all of them.

    Monique Y.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Dry
    • Age Range 51 and over
    Great idea Great products

    The kit it a perfect way to sample the products and have an idea how your skincare routine would be like. I get an allergic reaction from some lines and I was delighted I did not have a negative reaction to Stratia products. I immediately ordered the entire line of full-sized items. I can already tell the difference. My skin went from parched to glowing.

    Sarah M.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 25- 30
    So far so good!

    Very into these products so far. The cleanser is gentle and cleanses well (I do double cleanse and use another simple cleanser before that one). I really like the AHA serum; it goes on easily and dries quickly, and I think it has helped balance my skin tone since I’ve started using it. The moisturizer is nice and light but feels like it moisturizes well. I’ve had less breakouts than normal since I started using this kit. My only complaint is that the cleanser is too small compared to the other products. I’ve already run out and have plenty of the other two. Nature of the product I suppose. But definitely going to order the full size of the cleanser now! A good comprehensive set of products.

    Andi B.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationDehydrated
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Great Trial Kit

    Love the ability to try things out before committing to full sized products! I gave this kit four stars because I wasn't crazy about the cleansing milk, it just didn't feel like it was accomplishing anything and I wasn't crazy about the feel of it. However, I loved Soft Touch and Liquid Gold and will definitely be purchasing full sized bottles of those! I really love everything that this brand stands for, and it helps that they make amazing products as well!