Velvet Cleansing Milk
Stratia's Velvet Cleansing Milk is a good option for a cleanser for dry skin, though it doesn't quite have what it takes to rank among those we consider best.
This milky-textured cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. You're supposed to smooth it over damp skin, then rinse it off. It rinses cleanly as claimed, and doesn't leave skin feeling dried out. This formula cleanses skin with oils that can remove light makeup, and is gentle and fragrance-free, too.
If you wear heavier makeup, however, you'll find this doesn't do the job when it comes to removing buildup from your skin.
Still, this could work very well for those with dry skin who don't wear much makeup.
- Gentle, non-irritating formula.
- Fragrance free.
- Doesn't thoroughly remove heavier makeup like similar cleansers.
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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