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skincare ingredient benefits

Article Summary

One of Stratia’s core values is transparency. That means we let you know exactly what’s in our products, why each ingredient is there, and how it all works on your skin. But skincare is an incredibly complex subject, involving advanced chemistry and biology, and you shouldn’t need a Ph.D. to put a skincare routine together.

So, we created some shortcuts to help decode Stratia products at a glance. Meet the effect icons.

What They Are

These are the cheat codes to Stratia products. If you want to know what a product does in five seconds or less, these icons have got your back.

The Icons




smooth skin


Evens out skin texture and helps slough off dead skin cells.
Use if: your skin is bumpy, flaky, or rough. Also great for anti-aging.
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skin moisturizing


Adds hydration and suppleness. Prevents that dry, tight feeling.
Use if: you have skin. Seriously, everyone can use some moisture in their routine.
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skin firming


Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and adds some bounciness back.
Use if: your skin has lost some elasticity, or if you’re concerned about skin aging.
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skin cleansing


Removes dirt, grime, and makeup.
Use if: you have skin. Everyone can use a cleanser, too.
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skin repairing


Strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier and works to undo damage and irritation.
Use if: your skin is sensitive, acne-prone, or irritated. Especially great for dehydrated skin.
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skin brightening


Fades dark spots and evens out skin tone.
Use if: you have sun spots, hyperpigmentation, or redness.
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fights skin blemishes


Helps fight breakouts and prevent blemishes from forming.
Use if: your skin is blemish-prone.
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