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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    Ashlee H.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type DrySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24

    I would die for the Liquid Gold

    Perfect way to try out these products! I have dry skin for reference - Not a huge fan of the smell of the cleanser but it does a nice job. The AHA I haven’t noticed a huge difference yet, but I already use glycolic acid as a toner. What’s really worth the money is the liquid gold moisturizer - I pair it with the Rewind serum and it’s beautiful! My skin flows under my makeup and makes it look amazing even on days where I don’t wear anything. Highly recommend!!

    Breanna G.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 31- 40

    Life Changing

    Incredible products, amazing textures, stunning results! I was beyond impressed.

    Skyler S.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 18- 24

    I love these products

    My skin looks outstanding! I love the aha. It's gentle but I don't use it ever day. The milk cleanse is very gentle but the stand out is the liquid gold. I'm never going back I'm sold!!

    Jordan P.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Normal
    • Age Range 25- 30

    WOW, just WOW, so happy I found this company on Reddit!

    Thank you x a million. I had been struggling to find an affordable, cruelty-free skincare line and this is phenomenal. I went for a facial 2 weeks after using the essentials kid and fortify and I was told my skin was glowing and I looked radiant. Whatever I was doing I MUST keep up. Thank you Statia. I am so so happy I stumbled upon a reddit thread that directed me here. Your products are life-changing.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 25- 30


    The Essentials Kit is awesome! I was interested in stratia after seeing and ad on TikTok, but didn't want to spend all my money on something I wasn't sure would work. This made it easy for me to try the products to make sure they were the right fit for me, and they definitely are! My skin has never looked better, and I just purchased the full sized products.