I’ve been busy, and it clearly hasn’t been with creating content for this blog since it’s been three months since my last post! WHOOOOOPS
New Products Announcement
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.
Soft Touch AHA is a 10% mandelic acid gel that gently sloughs off dead skin cells to help reveal smoother, brighter, clearer skin. Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, so it’s great at exfoliating, brightening, fading PIH, stimulating collagen production, and increasing cell turnover. The mandelic acid molecule is much larger than other AHAs, so it doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply, meaning it’s much gentler and less likely to cause irritation. It also has unique antibacterial properties, so it’s an excellent acne-fighter.
I’m on a podcast!
The wonderful and brilliant women behind the podcast Balance Out the Bad: Mindfully Solving Modern Problems were kind enough to have me as a guest on their skincare episode. We talked about how skin works, the science behind skincare, evaluating your routines, hormonal acne, parabens, and more. You can listen to it here or on most major podcast apps!
I would still love reviews TBH! 🙂
I would love to write reviews but it feels kind of slimy to give reviews of other products as a business owner, for some reason! Maybe I’ll start a new anonymous blog just for reviews…
Please alli! Please please please review more products! 🙂
It’s a loss not to hear you waxing lyrical lately, but mad props for creating Stratia *and* having a full-time job. That’s pretty insane. Well done! The whole line looks fantastic.
I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought you’d have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.
And a Merry Christmas to you too, Diane!
wtf is wrong with people?
How unnecessarily rude. Hope your new year goes better for you than Christmas.
hey what shopify theme did you use in your store? i really like it and cant find one like it
Wow, some people are rude! I read this and thought, how wonderful that Stratia is doing so well! I see rave reviews all over the web for your products and it’s so nice to see.
Please continue doing reviews! I miss seeing what products you’re using. As long as you’re not posting fake rave reviews of your own products (like Paula’s Choice…) it’s not slimy at all. For comparison, a few beauty gurus on YouTube own makeup companies and still do product reviews and it offers a different perspective since they’re familiar with formulating and selling cosmetics. Or even if you did a favorite products or worst products type post. Or an updated routine. I miss your posts! Hope all is well with Stratia!
I miss your posts too! Would you consider doing a couple of posts about products you are working on? Kind of like the post about the early versions of liquid gold or that one post about when things go sideways while formulating.
Or ingredient reviews? Anything really!
And if not that is totally fine too 🙂