Velvet Cleansing Milk


A cushiony cleanser that leaves skin clear, moisturized, and healthy.

Velvet Cleansing Milk is a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser that gently removes makeup, dirt and grime without damaging your skin’s natural barrier. Harsh foaming cleansers can strip away your skin’s natural oils, leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. Velvet Cleansing Milk is 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.


A gentle cleanse without the tight, squeaky feeling.

A rich emulsion comes together to bring this cushiony, creamy cleanser to life.

A rich emulsion comes together to bring this cushiony, creamy cleanser to life.

Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters

A water-soluble form of olive oil that moisturizes skin while gently removing makeup, dirt, and grime.

Rice Bran Oil

Dissolves stubborn makeup, sunscreen, and pollution while deeply moisturizing and replenishing skin.

Aloe Vera

Well-known for its healing and medicinal properties, the aloe vera plant soothes, moisturizes, and calms irritation.

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 Butylcarbamate

How it works

Cleansing is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. A good cleanser removes dirt, makeup, and residue from the surface of your skin without disrupting your skin’s natural lipid barrier.

Foaming cleansers can remove too much from your skin, leaving your face feeling dry, tight, stripped, or squeaky. They can even damage your skin barrier, leading to symptoms like dehydration, acne, and increased sensitivity.

Velvet Cleansing Milk is a rich, emollient cream cleanser that effectively removes dirt, grime, and other buildup while leaving your skin’s natural oils in place. Its cleansing power comes from Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, a water-soluble form of olive oil that gently bonds to grime on your face and rinses cleanly away. 

Fortified with chamomile, aloe, and rice bran oil, it’s a soothing, purifying cleanser that won’t dry out your skin or leave a film. 

pH: ~5.0

Is it right for me?

Velvet Cleansing Milk is an effective but gentle cleanser for skin that's dry, normal, or moderately oily. It may not provide enough cleansing power for very oily skin. 

If you use the double cleansing method, Velvet Cleansing Milk is a second cleanser. It's strong enough to remove sunscreen and light makeup, but waterproof makeup may require an oil cleanser or makeup remover first.

All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.

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  • Skin Type DrySensitive
  • Age Range 18- 24
Perfect Gentile Cleanser!

I've been using this cleanser for almost 3 years now and it's perfect for my sensitive skin with rosacea! It works great both morning and night, and I can use alone on the days when I'm just wearing sunscreen with no makeup. No dry tight feeling after cleansing which I LOVE. I don't foresee ever switching cleansers.

United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydrated
  • Age Range 18- 24
Thick and nourishing

Sooo soothing. Nice thick and hydrating like a lotion. Has never stung my sensitive dry sad skin. Recommend

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

This is the most (only) truly soothing cleanser I've used. My skin is very prone to sensitivity and dryness, this makes my face feel nourished and calmed. Will repurchase. Sometimes I need to use this with another cleanser if my makeup is too heavy.

United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationDehydrated
  • Age Range 31- 40
Holy Grail Cleansing Milk!

I love this cleansing milk SO MUCH. I have combination/dehydration-prone skin and this cleanser is so so so gentle. It leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped or dry. The texture is incredibly luxe and it feels like an absolute dream massaging it into my skin. I can (and do) use this twice a day without issue. I've repurchased countless bottles and will continue to do so - I recommend it to everyone!

United States United States
  • Skin Type OilyDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 31- 40

I am very particular about cleansers. I think most cleansers are overpriced and add a bunch of frills that are useless since you are washing it off immediately. When it comes to cleansers, I believe the simpler, the better. I had been using the same cleanser for years and decided to give this a try not expecting to like it more than my current one. This has become my new staple and I don't have any plans on going back to what I used previously. I love that the texture is smooth, not foamy. I've noticed my skin is not as dry after cleansing as it was before but it still does a great job at getting rid of dirt, makeup, etc. Would recommend this to everyone.