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
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type CombinationDrySensitive

    Such a great kit!

    I was going through a really bad break out were absolutely nothing was helping. Figured I probably just need to switch up my skin care, tried this out and was pleasantly surprised. Cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean without that squeaky dry feeling. AHA fixed some scarring I had. And the Liquid Gold…..well….the name speaks for itself!!! Nothing had broken me out and had kept me relatively foundation/tint free. I will say if you have dry skin like I do, especially come winter, I find myself adding a thick lotion for my forehead after the Liquid Gold. 1000/10. Worth a try.

    Sophie F.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationOilySensitive
    • Age Range 18- 24

    Really enjoyed

    Liquid Gold is most likely the best moisturizer I've ever had. It keeps my skin feeling hydrated without feeling oily or like I have a thick layer on my face all day. Velvet cleansing milk didn't quite get my face feeling completely clean. I usually felt the need to double cleanse, and it wouldn't do much for removing makeup. But I enjoyed how light it was for my sensitive(ish) skin. And I felt it left my skin feeling quite soft. The Soft Touch AHA was really nice though I don't have much to say on it as it was hard to specify any differences it made for me. I'm not sure I'd get it again but I did enjoy it

    Caitlin C.
    Australia Australia
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitive
    • Age Range 25- 30

    Great option to 'try before you buy'

    I really enjoyed the liquid gold, and the cleanser. I was really happy to find a creme cleanser that doesn't leave an oily residue and the liquid gold, while not your traditional creamy moisturiser, leaves my skin feeling supple and hydrated. I ended up buying larger quantities of LG and the cleanser. The AHA was fine for my skin, and I didn't experience any irritation. I chose not to buy more because in Queensland, Aus where the UV index often goes into the extreme and I was hesitant to use an exfoliant that can increases photosensitivity.

    Krista S.
    United States United States

    Amazing products!

    I am loving my essentials kit. My friend told me to try this as it helps with her oily skin and acne. I have the same issues with my skin. So I went ahead and tried it. I love these products because they aren’t harsh on your skin and actually do what they are supposed to do. I was getting tired of trying different brands that weren’t working at all. I am glad I was recommended to try this brand.

    Amber S.
    United States United States
    • Age Range 25- 30
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone

    Love it

    Very positive experience. This is a great line of products that doesn't dry out my skin at all. I loved it so much I bought all the full sizes plus the Night Shift!