While Stratia's lineup of skincare products is small, its Liquid Gold is considered the brand's affordable superstar, and for good reason. This multitasking moisturizer has a lot of good things to offer skin (and does not contain actual gold, which is good, as gold can sensitize skin).
The first thing you'll notice about this fragrance-free product is how it looks: gold isn't just part of the name, it's also the color of this lightweight cream. That isn't the result of any dyes; rather it's the color of the sea buckthorn oil this product contains. Many people won't see this color appear on their skin, but Stratia does advise, to use this only at night if you have very fair skin since it might make you appear a bit gold-toned.
Liquid Gold has a moisturizing texture that's ideal for normal to dry skin, and it sinks into skin quickly without feeling tacky.
The formula contains several antioxidants, alongside skin-replenishing, skin-restoring, hydrating, and skin-soothing ingredients. The result of using this daily will be softer, more radiant skin.
Note: This does come in a slightly frosted glass bottle, so it's best if you store it out of direct light to preserve its antioxidant benefit.
- Lightweight cream is moisturizing without being sticky.
- Contains several antioxidants.
- Includes skin-replenishing, skin-restoring, and skin-soothing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Clear packaging means you must store it away from light.
With a tagline of Skincare That Works, Stratia (pronounced strah-TEE-uh in reference to the layers of the skin) is a no-frills, boutique-style take on skincare backed by scientific research. The brainchild of blogger and self-professed chemistry nerd and skincare addict Allie Reed from Los Angeles.
The line got its start in 2016 and so far is small, consisting of a handful of formulas. Overall, these formulas are effective and get it right, as they are mostly gentle, effective, and fragrance-free. We say mostly because there is one product containing a potentially-sensitizing plant oil, and another that doesnt contain the most effective form of its key ingredient thats available.
Otherwise, this has some strong offerings, and is at a mid-range price that means its good skincare thats attainable for many (though at this point, you can only buy Stratia products online).
For more information on Stratia, visit https://www.stratiaskin.com/.
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