Stratia Liquid Gold is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates, strengthens, and fortifies your skin’s natural moisture barrier with a combination of ceramides and fatty acids.
This one of those products that gets raving reviews but I tried it and my results were mediocre which in turn left me wondering, “Why does it work for everyone else but not me!?”
It might have been all that impressive at first but overtime it did something pretty incredible for my skin.
Stratia Liquid Gold is a fairly inexpensive moisturizer that’s 2 oz in size and $24. Sadly, it does come in a clear glass bottle which needs to be stored out of the light.
This is actually loaded with some incredible ingredients such as Sodium Hyaluronate to retain moisture, Ceramides to repair your natural moisture barrier, Niacinamide to brighten skin and prevent breakouts, and Panthenol to promote cell turn over.
As per the name it is indeed a bright gold shade which is due to sea buckthorn oil a fairly common ingredient that has been trending in Korean skincare lately which contains a host of antioxidants. Stratia actually recommends super fair skin use it in the evening as it may give you a gold cast. I had no such issues personally.
It’s promote as perfect for all skin types but particularly dry ones but they do say that you might have the need to follow up with a heavier cream if you’re super dry. This understandable since the formula is very thin and runny with a slick texture that absorbs super fast but doesn’t leave any surface moisture behind. I’ve taken to using under my nightly moisturizer as I don’t find it terribly hydrating. This could be where my disappointment stemmed from as I thought I’d see instant miraculous results.
The results are subtle but they are there and you’ll notice after a few weeks of use how much more hydrated your skin is. This is what I noticed most after using it for nearly two months. My skin just feels much softer and I feel like I’m using less moisturizer due to this. I can’t say I noticed any brighten but my skin does look a lot less dull.
At first use I felt like this was doing nothing but in several weeks I can definitely see results now. I’d go so far as to say I’m leaning towards being a combination skin type now with a bit of oiliness on my forehead but normal well hydrated everywhere else.
Don’t expect instant, visible results but with continued use Stratia Liquid Gold really does hydrate and repair the skin’s ability to retain moisture and keep it smooth and soft.
A great pick up that I’d happily buy again!
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