Stratia – Velvet Cleansing Milk – Review

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In a Few Words: 
A simple, creamy, and hydrating cleanser.

Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk is “a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser that gently removes dirt and grime without drying or damaging your skin’s natural barrier. 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. Velvet Cleansing Milk is fantastic for skin that’s dry to normal, and/or skin that’s sensitive or prone to irritation. 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 if you wear full-face or waterproof makeup, it’s best to start with an oil-based cleanser or micellar water. ” I bought my cleanser on Stratia’s website. It comes in a 4 oz plastic bottle with a pump and sells for $15.00.


This cleanser is unscented, simple, and yet completely enjoyable. Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk is one of my favorite face washes because it is hands down the most moisturizing cleanser I have. I agree that is not enough to take off a full face of makeup and I use it as a second cleanse or as a morning cleanse. I don’t like that it has mineral oil in it (C13-14 Isoparaffin). My skin doesn’t have a problem with it, but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone with sensitive skin because of the mineral oil. I also don’t like that it only comes in a 4 oz bottle – a normal human who uses the same routine every day would absolutely blow through this in less than a month. But the size is a trade off for the low price tag – part with less money, get less product. There honestly isn’t much to say about this face wash because it is just so basic, but that is why I love it!

I love this cleanser and would recommend it to most people – if you are ok with mineral oils.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters
Chamomile Flower Essential Water
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Possible Irritants:
C13-14 Isoparaffin – mineral oil


Tested on animals:

Country of origin: Made in the United States

Complete Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Essential Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Ceteareth-20, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

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