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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    Tiffany A.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 31- 40
    I just wish I'd bought all full sizes from the beginning

    I got this to trial everything, and loved it. I wish I had just gone ahead and got the full sizes to begin with! Especially the cleanser!

    Brandon C.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type Combination
    • Age Range 25- 30
    The Essentials Kit

    Stratia was my first dive into taking skincare seriously. Prior to this I would use pretty much any off the shelf product and would often find my skin getting really dry or breakout. Did some research this time and came across this brand. The Essentials kit was a great entry into their product line and I found all three of their products gentle and effective on my skin. After about a week I went ahead and bought their full sized cleanser and moisturizer (liquid gold) and haven't regretted it. I can see myself staying loyal to this brand for a while.

    United States United States
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type SensitiveBlemish-prone
    Solid introductory kit

    Perfect kit if you're looking for a way to try Stratia. This is what got my BF hooked :) Sizes of product are generous for the price you pay

    United States United States
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type OilyDehydratedBlemish-prone
    Fantastic Starter Kit

    I ordered this back in November 2020, and I loved it! I saw an immediate reduction in my skin's acne redness as well as my oily-ness. It used all of it for about a month and I only ran out of the cleanser and AHA. I still used the small Liquid Gold for another week. I highly recommend this start kit if you are curious about these products. It is affordable yet worth every penny.

    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.