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Facial Essence + Lightweight Moisturizer

The Base Face Milk - Mini New


Let your skin drink it in. This vegan face milk sinks in on contact, flooding skin with a calming boost of moisture. With every wear, it’s clinically proven to reduce redness, smooth texture, and strengthen the skin barrier. Lightweight and layerable, the versatile formula flexes to fit your ritual—use it as your moisturizer to lock in hydration, or under a cream when skin feels dry. It’s the perfect prep step before any ILIA complexion product.

Size: 1 fl oz | 30 ml

- The Skincare Awards, Harper's Bazaar (2024)


Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Isohexadecane, Allantoin, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Phytosterols, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lactic Acid.

Thoughtfully Formulated

  • vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Formulated without fragrance

Hydrate. Smooth. Soothe. Strengthen.

Clinical Results

100% said skin looked healthier and hydrated*

100% said it reduced redness*

94% said skin was calmed*

94% said skin was smoother*

*In a 14-day clinical study of 50 people

Key Ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid Draws hydration deep into skin to visibly plump + replenish.

Barrier Renewal Complex Strengthens the skin barrier with lipids, fatty acids + sterols.

Microalgae Extract Upcycled skin superfood rich in nutrients + antioxidants.

Prickly Pear Flower Extract Supports skin renewal for a smoother, brighter complexion.

How to Use

Shake Morning and night, give the bottle 2-3 shakes into the palm of your hand.

 Rub your palms together and gently press into skin on face and neck.

Drink It In
 Use as a moisturizer to lock in hydration, or under a cream when skin feels dry.

The Base Ritual

For skin that looks and feels alive

  1. ILIA The Cleanse Soft Foaming Cleanser
    A daub of ILIA’s foaming facial cleanser against a white background.
    How to use ILIA’s The Cleanse foam on your skin.
    Clinically proven to hydrate skin and maintain pH.
    Our foaming cleanser contains plant-based surfactants.
    How to recycle our foaming cleanser bottles.

    Step 1 The Cleanse Soft Foaming Cleanser

    Gently cleanse away buildup without disrupting skin’s pH balance.

  2. Step 2 The Base Face Milk

    Create a smooth, plump canvas for makeup with a lightweight boost of moisture.

  3. Step 3 Bright Start Eye Cream

    Brighten and depuff under eyes with a plant-based retinol alternative.

  4. Step 4 Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

    Apply like a serum for light, dewy coverage and mineral SPF protection.

Why We Love It

Part essence. Part lightweight moisturizer. A hydrating layer for happy, healthy-looking skin—instantly and over time.

Founder's Note

“It really is my base for anything in the morning and evening. It’s the first thing I use on my skin after it’s washed. The intention is to soothe, prep, and nourish with a boost of moisture. I can’t live without it!”

— Sasha

How to Recycle

  1. Clean out any remaining product.

  2. Remove the liner from the cap and discard. 

  3. Remove the drip dispenser from the bottle, and drop the bottle in your recycling bin.*

  4. Recycle the cap and drip dispenser through Pact. Download your free shipping label once you collect up to 10 empties.

*Curbside recycling programs vary by location. Check your local guidelines for more information.

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