Review: Stratia Liquid Gold Moisturizer

Liquid Gold is a one-stop skin-saving powerhouse that belongs in every skincare routine. It’s formulated with ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, the three main ingredients that make up your skin’s moisture barrier. No matter what shape your skin is in, Liquid Gold keeps your face healthy, clear, and resilient.

Stratia

Stratia’s Liquid Gold has been picking up quite a lot of press lately, and noting the affordable prices of the brand’s products, I was eager to give their moisturizer a try. Pleased with its dynamic ingredient list and simple packaging (now I can TELL when I’m running out of product before it sputters out), I was delighted to see that the moisturizer spreads easily across the skin, allowing for stress-free application. My only qualm then, is the bright orange-yellow color of the liquid, which blankets the skin for hours on end, even after the moisturizer has supposedly “soaked in.” Though this may not be a problem if you’re wearing makeup, I’m still a bit upset that such a meaningless aspect of the product could ruin its impact so summarily.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: 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

Significant Pros

  • Propylene Glycol (moisturizing)
  • Niacinamide (fights hyper-pigmentation)
  • Rosa Mosqueta (Rose) Hip Oil (fights hyper-pigmentation, moisturizing)
  • Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil (acne-fighting, hydrating)
  • Panthenol (moisturizing)
  • Squalane (olive-derived) (moisturizing)
  • Tocopherol (moistuzing)
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (soothing)
  • Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP (powerfully moisturizing)

Significant Cons

  • Dimethicone (can be skin-clogging)

The Takeaway

I don’t have anything negative to say about the product’s ingredient/health impact on the skin. I think it succeeds perfectly well in keeping the skin moisturized throughout the day and could suit a variety of skin types. For me though, the staining orange-yellow tint ruined my experience. If you want to give this moisturizer a go, I have no problem recommending it (perhaps you’ll have better luck in taming that color than I did), but I would just as easily recommend other moisturizers in its place.

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