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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    Audrey M.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveDehydratedBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 25- 30
    Essentials Kit

    It was alright. The cleanser did a nice job and I enjoyed the texture, but for some reason it aggravated my rosacea. Every time I used it my face was a strong red. No breakouts. Liquid Gold was much better, I used it as a serum because it wasn't moisturizing enough on it's own, even for my slightly oilier areas (forehead). The texture was great, loved the scent from the ingredients (not a fake perfume smell). No breakouts. I haven't tried the AHA yet. I use a retinoid and am too sensitive to use both at the same time.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationDehydrated
    • Age Range 31- 40

    This stuff is so amazing, I just added 10 kits to cart so I can spread the love and let my friends and mom try it. Within a month of using Stratia liquid gold and a few tries of the AHA serum.. I’ve been receiving compliments on my skin. At the gym. From my friends. In the elevator. People ask ME what I use. It’s the first time anything like that has ever happened to me. Even my fiancé said “wow, you’re clearly doing something right”. Anyways. I came here to tell you to add to cart.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 25- 30
    Loved trying these 3 essentials!

    I heard about Stratia and was intrigued. I am so glad they have this set of minis. I have very much enjoyed all of the products. I have already purchased the larger size of the Liquid Gold and Velvet Cleansing Milk. It also came with a beautiful art print that was a lovely surprise

    Vivian B.
    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationDehydratedBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 25- 30
    Skin type specific

    As I used it I started to notice that all the products seem to be very skin type specific. I have combination acne prone skin that is also dehydrated so I do use milk cleansers to help my skin barrier. I wasn’t a fan of the milk cleanser, I have another that I love and that’s at a much more affordable price. It also smells like premade gnocchi which I thought was weird! The AHA is also pretty mild but considering that sometimes I need something a little gentler then its really nice to not be aggressively exfoliating my skin but for the most part it’s not enough. I don’t know if I’d get it again. The moisturizer is really what I wanted to try out but didn’t want to drop money on a full size and not like it so I went with the essentials kit to try it out and a few other products. It is worth the hype. I absolutely love liquid gold and will definitely be getting it again. My skin feels so amazing with it. Liquid gold gets 5 stars but the whole kit gets 4 stars because it does seem very skin type specific. However I do really appreciate the fact that stratia doesn’t have a million product lines and products like every other brand. Super straight forward and to the point. If you have sensitive, dry, or dehydrated skin it seems like stratia is a big yes. If you have some more serious stuff, maybe only a few things.. the fact that I only loved one product does not deter me from trying some of their other products.. I mean there’s not many more products, the kit is like half of what they got. Just not on my top priority.

    United States United States
    • Skin Type CombinationOilySensitiveBlemish-prone
    • Age Range 18- 24
    Best skincare...hands down.

    These are hands down the best skincare products I've used. They won't do anything crazy or magical for your skin as some other skincare products say they will..."Get clear skin in just one week with this!". No, this stuff is legit. I have struggled big time with acne for the last 6 years of my life. I've tried so so many different skincare products over the years and have found some good (and expensive) ones, but none of them were really IT. I even went on accutane and my acne came back after a few months of not being on it. My skin seemed to be doing fine with the products I had tried, thought I still always had oily skin and hyper pigmentation and breakouts. Until I found these products. I decided to get the started kit as it had everything I wanted and needed in a convenient sample size. I've been using these products for about a month and a half now and I just ordered the full size for all three of these products. When I tell you my skin loves these skin LOVES these products. I never knew what healthy skin should look and feel like until after using these products. The only face wash I've used that does what it claims- My face feels squeaky clean and never stripped or dry after using it. An actually effective and gentle AHA serum- My face is never red or irritated, even though I have extremely sensitive skin, and I've noticed improvements in pigmentation and scarring. While this helps keep my acne at bay, I still get the occasional pimple...but I think that's just because of wearing a mask. The most luxurious feeling moisturizer I've put on my face. This glides on my skin nicely, absorbs well, and leaves me feeling extremely hydrated while also balancing and evening my skin tone. I no longer do a skincare routine in the morning because I just don't feel that I need it! While my skin isn't exactly where I want it to be, it has made some great improvements since using these 3 products. My face actually feels healthy (no more oily skin!), and I feel like I am rebuilding my skin barrier after years of harsh chemicals and exfoliants. Endless love and thank you to Stratia for creating skincare that actually works and is not overly priced. Will be a fan for life >3