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Liquid Gold Moisturizer
Stratia Liquid Gold Moisturizer 🧴 🌟 I’ve been using this moisturizer as part of my nighttime routine for over a month now. I wake up to calm, supple, and moisturized skin. I also use this with the Stratia hydrating serum. WHAT I LIKE: -This moisturizer is thin yet very hydrating so I don’t wake up in the morning feeling like I have oily or greasy skin. -The price point is fantastic, 60ml is $27. -Contains ceramides, sea buckthorn oil, and niacinamide. These ingredients help moisturize, protect, heal, and strengthen skin. WHAT I DON’T LIKE: -Skin can feel a little sticky after you apply. -Since it is such a thin moisturizer, I only use it at night. My skin is extremely dry and I need a thicker moisturizer for the day time. stratia - Liquid Gold
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KelseyMarieGlam
Derm-Approved Routine for Acne and/or Aging!
I have sensitive, combination skin with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, eczema, and hormonal acne, which led me to reach out to Apostrophe to see an online dermatologist. I was prescribed tretinoin, which doubles as both a stellar topical treatment for acne and the gold standard in anti-aging! To go along with my retinoid, my derm suggested simple products that center on hydration and respecting the skin barrier, plus avoiding skin triggers like fragrance and essential oils. They worked wonderfully for me and I experienced a lessening of acne and PIH, until stress and COVID mask-wearing got in the way. But I’ve noticed over the last 4.5 months that the few fine lines plaguing my forehead/mouth have all but disappeared, with blemishes resolving more quickly than they had previously. I’d definitely recommend these products for those that want to keep their skincare as simple (but effective) as possible and/or those that have “tried it all”! • Gentle Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser and CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser are fantastic cleansers! Harsh surfactants can remove not only the day’s grime and makeup, but they can easily strip your skin of skin-friendly lipids that nourish your skin barrier. Respect your skin barrier by utilizing gentle surfactants and humectants. • Prescription Retinoid: Apostrophe 0.05% Tretinoin + 4% Niacinamide Lotion ★★★★★ is absolutely wonderful for topically treating acne and/or preventing signs of aging. It’s not harsh at all when used 1-3 times per week, my skin easily adjusting with minimal peeling/irritation. Tretinoin is a retinoid, increasing cellular turnover and reducing sebum production, while niacinamide at 4-5% has been shown to not only reduce sebum production but also reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts. • Simple Moisturizer: You can’t go wrong with a simple, nourishing moisturizer after a retinoid! CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is fantastic, starring humectants like glycerin and sodium hyaluronate alongside skin barrier-supporting ceramides and cholesterol. The inclusion of niacinamide makes it additionally soothing! I also love stratia - Liquid Gold and NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream • Occlusive Balm: CeraVe - Healing Ointment is the key to my zero-peeling tretinoin journey! Using this as a spot treatment kept my skin delightfully soft and moisturized, as occlusives form “breathable seals” to hold in water. • Sunscreen: Just use sunscreen. Every day, reapplied every two hours. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is the one my derm recommended and I love it- check out PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block for an affordable substitute! #CheriePartner
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Skinsitive
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Summer to Fall
Here’s my Summer skincare routine for oily/combo skin and swipe to see how I’ll switch it up for fall/winter! My main focus of winter and fall skincare is keeping my skin as hydrated as possible! During the winter my skin tends to get more dry and I want to keep it hydrated and plump! Current summer routine includes: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser which includes actives to keep my skin clear and glowing stratia - Soft Touch AHA another active just to keep texture and darkness at bay innisfree - Jeju Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Jelly Cream a nice gel moisturizer to seal it all and and hydrate my skin PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid my all time fav SPF! And how I’ll transition into the fall/winter: FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner the best hydrating toner you could ever get! Works wonders during the dry and cold months TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream and mixing in BIOSSANCE - 100% Sugarcane Squalane for the ultimate glow, hydration and dew!
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xocaramonica
Gentle (& Affordable) Exfoliating Acids
Alpha hydroxy acids, AHAs, and their somewhat gentler second-generation “cousins”, polyhydroxy acids or PHAs, are water-soluble compounds that “dissolve the glue” that holds dead skin cells together. This allows them to be more easily sloughed off, leading to a smoother, visibly brighter complexion. But most folks don’t need 30% Glycolic Acid to achieve their anti-aging and brightening results- especially those with sensitive skin! Here are brief reviews of my top three: • THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner : $10.99 per 100mL. Exfoliating gluconolactone (3% PHA), soothing niacinamide (3%), calming aloe, and a variety of humectants make this a very hydrating exfoliant that is gentle enough for frequent use throughout the week. I enjoy how lightweight this toner is and how quickly it soaks in- plus there’s no stinging upon application, which is nice! I think I’ll use this in place of harsher AHAs in the winter when my eczema flares easily. • The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA : $6.80 per 30mL. I’d sooner recommend the 5% Lactic Acid + HA ($6.50 per 30mL), but I can’t find my bottle. So! They’re both gentle exfoliants utilizing lactic acid, with slightly tacky finishes despite the thinness of the serums, and they both offer a serious dose of hydration thanks to lactic acid’s humectant properties and the added humectants such as sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, an HA derivative. As expected, the 5% is gentler than the 10%. Lactic acid is considered one of the “most effective” AHAs, alongside the molecularly-smaller glycolic acid. • stratia - Soft Touch AHA : $16 per 50mL. My favourite of the bunch for its combo of gentleness and effectiveness. Mandelic acid is a large-molecule AHA, so you’ll see gentleness here similar to PHAs, but Stratia formulates this silky serum with antioxidant-packed chamomile extract, calming aloe, and soothing allantoin, as well as many humectants. I find the skin-softening, hydrating finish and well-rounded formula to be worth the slightly higher cost, as it’s still a great deal!
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Skinsitive
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cleansers for sensitive & reactive skin
✨Cream cleansers for sensitive and reactive skin✨ I love gentle, hydrating cleansers and I can’t live without them! Whenever my skin is feeling reactive or overly sensitized, I immediately switch to one of these cleansers since they won’t strip or cause irritations to my skin. These are my top recommendations that will work for most skin types. ▶️ LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser - pretty basic straightforward hydrating and lightweight milky cream cleanser that contains ceramide-3, niacinamide, glycerin, and LRP’s thermal water to give your skin a clean slate without disrupting your moisture barrier. It’s one of my favorites that’s affordable since it’s only 15$ for 13.5 oz and it’s easily accessible at most drugstores. ▶️PAULA'S CHOICE - Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser - a newly discovered silky and lush cleansing cream that soothes and replenishes my skin post cleanse. This has quite a thick texture but it adheres well to my skin as I massage it around. It quickly melts away any oil, dirt, and sunscreen from my day while leaving my skin feeling so soft and supple afterwards. It’s fairly priced at 19$ for 6.4oz but I wish they still sold the jumbo size which was a better deal at 26$ for 11.3 oz. ▶️ stratia - Velvet Cleansing Milk - my most favorite out of all of these. This is slightly more lightweight than the PC one with its rich, emollient, and velvety cream texture. It contains olive oil esters, rice bran oil, glycerin, allantoin, chamomile, and aloe to provide the skin with a thorough yet soothing cleanse without causing any damage to the skin barrier. This one is the most expensive out of the bunch at 28$ for 8oz but it’s well worth it for how it makes my skin feel during and post cleanse. ▶️ The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser - another great gentle cleanser that uses squalane and lipophilic esters to dissolve away makeup and facial impurities. This has a really thick creamy texture that takes a bit of effort to massage into the skin but it melts away almost everything. The only problem I had with this one was that I ended up having to use a lot of product. It’s not the cheapest but still decently affordable at 19.90$ for 5oz.
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skincare.guy
My holy grails: acne-prone, red, textured skin
My skin isn't "good". I've struggled with clogged pores and acne all my life. These are the products I've been using and loving these past few months. Disclaimer: I work for Stratia, but all Stratia products included in this list are *TRULY* my faves from other products I've tried throughout the years Cleanser: Beauty Strike Oil Cleanser - I haven't used very many oil cleansers so I can't compare this to other oil cleansers in the market, but it does the trick for my skin. It does have a fragrance ingredient, but as this is a wash-off product I haven't noticed any irritation. Bonus: Beauty Strike is a black, woman-owned company from Brooklyn NY. stratia - Velvet Cleansing Milk The best experience with a non-foaming cleanser I've ever had. I have oilier skin so I'm usually a fan of foaming cleansers, but I got a free bottle of VCM when I started working at Stratia and decided to give it a shot. I used Cetaphil before, & ended up over-rubbing my skin to compensate for the lack of foam. Velvet Cleansing Milk is the only NF cleanser I've used that's actually made me feel clean! stratia - C+C Serum This Vitamin C serum uses silicone instead of oil as a vehicle which I personally prefer. My face stung in a few places my first time using it, but it's not a problem anymore. My skin is visibly brighter PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I bought this specifically for the blackheads on my nose. I can't say I've noticed much of a difference there, but this has helped SO MUCH with my bacne. Curology - Curology formula (0.018% Tretinoin, 8% Azelaic Acid, 1% Clindamycin - This is a newer addition to my routine, but 1 week in an my active pimples have all dried up and I haven't had a new breakout since. stratia - Rewind anti-aging dame essence Took some time to show visible results, but it was a great hydrating step to add to my routine in the meantime. About a month in I noticed that the fine lines on my forehead were less noticeable and my skin overall just felt firmer. stratia - Liquid Gold - The moisturizer that I will be using for the rest of my life! I didn't realize my moisture barrier was damaged before using liquid gold, but since using it, my skin is less irritated when I use actives and overall has a healthy glow. If you try anything on this list of product, TRY THIS ONE. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 - I ve been using this SPF since march and it's definitely a favorite of mine. I've heard some people say that it pills under makeup but that hasn't been a problem for me. It's not tinted, but my redness is visibly reduced when I use it. Maybe it's the niacinamide? The one thing I'll say is that since I've started Curology, it feels a bit dry on my face.
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badskinbeauty
My holy grails: acne-prone, red, textured skin
My skin isn't "good". I've struggled with clogged pores and acne all my life. These are the products I've been using and loving these past few months. Disclaimer: I work for Stratia, but all Stratia products included in this list are *TRULY* my faves from other products I've tried throughout the years Cleanser: Beauty Strike Oil Cleanser - I haven't used very many oil cleansers so I can't compare this to other oil cleansers in the market, but it does the trick for my skin. It does have a fragrance ingredient, but as this is a wash-off product I haven't noticed any irritation. Bonus: Beauty Strike is a black, woman-owned company from Brooklyn NY. stratia - Velvet Cleansing Milk The best experience with a non-foaming cleanser I've ever had. I have oilier skin so I'm usually a fan of foaming cleansers, but I got a free bottle of VCM when I started working at Stratia and decided to give it a shot. I used Cetaphil before, & ended up over-rubbing my skin to compensate for the lack of foam. Velvet Cleansing Milk is the only NF cleanser I've used that's actually made me feel clean! stratia - C+C Serum This Vitamin C serum uses silicone instead of oil as a vehicle which I personally prefer. My face stung in a few places my first time using it, but it's not a problem anymore. My skin is visibly brighter PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I bought this specifically for the blackheads on my nose. I can't say I've noticed much of a difference there, but this has helped SO MUCH with my bacne. Curology - Curology formula (0.018% Tretinoin, 8% Azelaic Acid, 1% Clindamycin - This is a newer addition to my routine, but 1 week in an my active pimples have all dried up and I haven't had a new breakout since. stratia - Rewind anti-aging dame essence Took some time to show visible results, but it was a great hydrating step to add to my routine in the meantime. About a month in I noticed that the fine lines on my forehead were less noticeable and my skin overall just felt firmer. stratia - Liquid Gold - The moisturizer that I will be using for the rest of my life! I didn't realize my moisture barrier was damaged before using liquid gold, but since using it, my skin is less irritated when I use actives and overall has a healthy glow. If you try anything on this list of product, TRY THIS ONE. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 - I ve been using this SPF since march and it's definitely a favorite of mine. I've heard some people say that it pills under makeup but that hasn't been a problem for me. It's not tinted, but my redness is visibly reduced when I use it. Maybe it's the niacinamide? The one thing I'll say is that since I've started Curology, it feels a bit dry on my face.
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badskinbeauty
Niacinamide is one of the ingredients that is a staple in my routines. It is a powerhouse, it helps reduce appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness. stratiaskin Rewind is one of the affordable serums with 5% Niacinamide and I'm currently on my 3rd bottle The brand was founded by Alli Reed, a skincare addict who is also a chemistry nerd. All products are formulated with ingredients backed by science. Rewind is an anti-aging serum with 5% Niacinamide and 2.5% DMAE. This is a light weight, watery serum with no scent (atleast I don't detect any) that I use in my morning and evening routines after a toner. It is super hydrating and gets absorbed instantly, leaving my skin plumper. I like how easy it is to layer this with other products in my routine. I did see a change in my skin texture and fading of fresh acne scars. I cannot really comment on anti-aging benefits since I do not have fine lines/wrinkles to notice a difference. Overall, a good niacinamide based hydrating serum if you are looking for one, it retails for $16/30 ml
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questforglow
My holy grails: acne-prone, red, textured skin
My skin isn't "good". I've struggled with clogged pores and acne all my life. These are the products I've been using and loving these past few months. Disclaimer: I work for Stratia, but all Stratia products included in this list are *TRULY* my faves from other products I've tried throughout the years Cleanser: Beauty Strike Oil Cleanser - I haven't used very many oil cleansers so I can't compare this to other oil cleansers in the market, but it does the trick for my skin. It does have a fragrance ingredient, but as this is a wash-off product I haven't noticed any irritation. Bonus: Beauty Strike is a black, woman-owned company from Brooklyn NY. stratia - Velvet Cleansing Milk The best experience with a non-foaming cleanser I've ever had. I have oilier skin so I'm usually a fan of foaming cleansers, but I got a free bottle of VCM when I started working at Stratia and decided to give it a shot. I used Cetaphil before, & ended up over-rubbing my skin to compensate for the lack of foam. Velvet Cleansing Milk is the only NF cleanser I've used that's actually made me feel clean! stratia - C+C Serum This Vitamin C serum uses silicone instead of oil as a vehicle which I personally prefer. My face stung in a few places my first time using it, but it's not a problem anymore. My skin is visibly brighter PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I bought this specifically for the blackheads on my nose. I can't say I've noticed much of a difference there, but this has helped SO MUCH with my bacne. Curology - Curology formula (0.018% Tretinoin, 8% Azelaic Acid, 1% Clindamycin - This is a newer addition to my routine, but 1 week in an my active pimples have all dried up and I haven't had a new breakout since. stratia - Rewind anti-aging dame essence Took some time to show visible results, but it was a great hydrating step to add to my routine in the meantime. About a month in I noticed that the fine lines on my forehead were less noticeable and my skin overall just felt firmer. stratia - Liquid Gold - The moisturizer that I will be using for the rest of my life! I didn't realize my moisture barrier was damaged before using liquid gold, but since using it, my skin is less irritated when I use actives and overall has a healthy glow. If you try anything on this list of product, TRY THIS ONE. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 - I ve been using this SPF since march and it's definitely a favorite of mine. I've heard some people say that it pills under makeup but that hasn't been a problem for me. It's not tinted, but my redness is visibly reduced when I use it. Maybe it's the niacinamide? The one thing I'll say is that since I've started Curology, it feels a bit dry on my face.
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badskinbeauty

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You will love Liquid Gold
You will love Liquid Gold
Liquid Gold is as special as it sounds. It’s formulated with ceramides, which soothe and moisturize; Sea Buckthorn oil, to heal, strengthen and support our skin’s barrier; and niacinamide, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. I use this powerhouse cream every morning under my sunscreen and highly recommend it. *gifted but love is real
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nytginger
Liquid Gold
stratia-Liquid Gold
Exfoliation for sensitive skin
Exfoliation for sensitive skin
My skin type is dry/acne prone. My skin is also a bit sensitive and eczema-prone. This product is a 10% mandelic acid serum, meaning it's a gentle AHA used to exfoliate your skin. It has a very lightweight texture that sinks into the skin without stinging. This serum is good for people who have texture on their skin, acne, and people who just want a glow. I personally found this to be very gentle, but still helped to reduce any texture on my skin. I would recommend this for people who want a gentle exfoliator. If you are used to using stronger exfoliating products, this may not be the one for you, but newbies would love this. stratia - Soft Touch AHA #cheriecreator
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Chris
Soft Touch AHA
stratia-Soft Touch AHA
Excited to start trying out Li
Excited to start trying out Liquid Gold by science-based indie skincare company stratiaskin ! I've never tried a moisturizer that is so brightly colored before! Liquid gold is designed to boost your skin's natural moisture barrier with proven ingredients like ceramides, cholesterol, fatty acids, and oils (the yellow color comes from two kinds of sea buckthorn oil). My skin's been feeling extra dehydrated lately so I'm hoping this will help it spring back!
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gracefulfaceblog
I used to be a big foam girl b
I used to be a big foam girl but lately I've been loving my low to no foam cleansers. I trust my oil cleanser to pull most of the weight, so my second cleanser can be super gentle. I love how gentle these are on my dehydrated and increasingly dry skin. indielee rosehip cleanser: mine is so pink! Pinker than other pictures I've seen. This photo is true to color! Low-foaming. Gentlemask T-Tox Cleanser : love the fresh smell and how freaking gentle it is! A runny low foaming gel cleanser. stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk: my favorite cleansing milk. Rinses so clean!! Cream so no foam. lumiderma purifying gel Cleanser only tried this a few times but feels similar to the gentlemask cleanser. Low-foaming. trilogy enzyme cleansing cream: interesting stringy consistency but not unpleasant. Rinses clean! Cream so no foam.
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gracefulfaceblog
Rosehip Cleanser
INDIE LEE-Rosehip Cleanser
Stratia Liquid Gold
Stratia Liquid Gold
I was recommended the stratia - Liquid Gold by a friend and I was not disappointed. This moisturizer contains cholesterol, ceramide, sea buckthorn oil, and niacinamide to give your skin the best hydration and moisturization EVER. I kid you not, this stuff can save the driest of skin despite not being a very heavy cream at all. The formulation is just magic. It is totally unscented and perfect for sensitive skin due to its nourishing ingredients and lack of irritants. Anyone who has a damaged moisture barrier, some dryness, or someone who wants their moisturizer to do some work should try this. This time of year (just before summer) my skin takes a turn for the oily and I have found this to be light enough to use during the day and not have my face feel heavy or sweaty. The magic of it is that you can use it as a serum in the dry months too and then use a thicker moisturizer on top of it for extra locked in goodness. I did not experience any breakouts while using this and I feel like my skin has been rather happy and balanced since I’ve been using it. It comes in an airless pump bottle which is super hygienic for creams like this which is another aspect I love. Plus that natural gold color is absolutely amazing (it does not appear yellow on the skin) and looks so nice on a shelf! Overall my skin has taken to this moisturizer so well and I’m a big fan of the ingredients/lack of fragrance. I will definitely be purchasing this one again and again because it’s perfect
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soskintriguing
Liquid Gold
stratia-Liquid Gold
I was pretty psyched when stra
I was pretty psyched when stratia got in touch with the news that they had an innovative new water-less Vitamin C serum! Vitamin C in its acidic form, ascorbic acid, is extremely effective, but because it oxidizes quickly when in a water-based formula, vitamin C serums generally have a short shelf life of about 3 months or less. If you've ever had a Vitamin C serum turn dark orange, it has oxidized and won't be helpful to your skin anymore. The innovation of Stratia's formula lies in the silicone base. Stratia has found a way to make a creamy, light, silky, lotiony serum base that feels feather light on the skin, and evaporates almost immediately to leave little to no residue, leaving only the good stuff, Vitamin C, behind. This formula includes 10% ascorbic acid and 5% ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, an oil soluble form of vitamin C that is gentle yet effective. I've been using the Stratia C + C Serum for about a week and first impressions are very good. It really does evaporate very quickly, and I'm able to apply other products on top of it without issues (no pilling). I get a slight tingling but less than with other vitamin C serums I've tried (and I've tried a lot). The best thing is, this is shelf-stable for a full year! I don't use vitamin C every night, so this gives me the flexibility to actually use up a whole bottle before it oxidizes. And for me, the fact that it's 10% ascorbic acid instead of 15-20% is a plus -- less likely to irritate. It's hard to tell in a week, but I do feel that there has been some slight brightening! Excited to try it longer!
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gracefulfaceblog
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