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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Jennifer .
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Age Range 31- 40
The perfect cleanser!

The perfect cleanser! I have spent way too much and too long using harsh cleansers or messy oil techniques, and am so glad I tried this one! It's effective, soothing, simple, and a great price. Sometimes I follow up with micellar water to remove the last traces of heavy waterproof eye makeup, but this cleanser mostly gets everything without feeling stripping or drying. You could compare it to Cerave's gentle cleanser for a mass market alternative in terms of texture and effects, though I prefer Stratia's product overall. Highly recommended!

christine c.
Canada Canada
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Age Range 51 and over
Best cleanser I’ve tried

I love this. It’s so gentle and feels like silk on my skin. I never feel dry afterwards. I’ve tried many, many cleansers but this is by far the best. I keep one by the sink and one in the shower. They last a long time because you only need a single pump. Thank you for making such a lovely product!

Jennifer O.
United States United States
  • Skin Type OilyDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30
Best cleanser!

This is my absolute favorite cleanser now! I've been searching for a gentle cleanser for a long time and I've finally found my holy Grail. It's extremely gentle so it doesn't strip your skin of it's natural oils. In fact, my face feels a bit moisturized after cleansing. It feels so soothing when I use it. So glad to have found this product! Get this cleanser now!

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 25- 30

It does the job, but the size is tiny for the price. That means it doesn’t last very long at all, and combined with a ridiculous shipping time (3weeks), and expensive shipping fees, I found myself just going right back to cerave which is honestly just as good, and offers way more product (like 4x) for the same price. And can be found anywhere. Overall, I acknowledge that this is a small company but it’s just too much of a hassle to buy from you guys. Also, after I realized my product wouldn’t arrive for several weeks I tried to cancel my order before it shipped, however the customer service rep frustratingly waited until it was too late to inform the warehouse. Also, they offer no return policy.

United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30
My ONLY holy grail cleanser

I've spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to find a cleanser that actually works without making my skin feel tight and gross. Each time I'd think I stumbled upon one that had some promise, I'd quickly realize what I had found wasn't right for me even if it was an objectively great product. Even Milky Jelly was too harsh for me and other gentle cleansers felt like they weren't actually... cleansing. Stratia's Velvet Cleansing Milk is, hands down, the best cleanser that I've ever tried and I must've tried hundreds by now. It's not at all irritating, not drying, and doesn't leave my skin tight but is somehow still refreshing and effective. It's actually helped a lot to reduce redness too and doesn't make me break out at all. AND it's affordable. I love this! I just regret not purchasing the jumbo size!