A restorative facial oil featuring a balanced blend of omega fatty acids.
Stratia Fortify: Treat your skin to an obsessively-researched facial oil that is packed with omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. These fatty acids are crucial to your skin health, and are found throughout the epidermis and dermis. Fortify is a nourishing, non-greasy formula with fatty acids from eight different plant oils.
Nourish with fatty acids and antioxidants.
Each fatty acid-rich plant oil is added in precise ratios.
Camellia seed oil
Also known as tsubaki, this traditional Japanese oil is rich in oleic acid, or omega-9 fatty acid, and provides deep moisturization and soothing.
Contains high amounts of linoleic acid (omega-6) and has soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
A skin-identical lipid that absorbs quickly, allowing Fortify to moisturize without a heavy, greasy feeling.
Camellia japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil, Borago officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Perilla ocymoides (Perilla) Seed Oil, Squalane, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Tocopherol
How it works
Fatty acids are absolutely crucial to skin health. As one of the main components in the skin’s moisture barrier, fatty acids are found throughout the epidermis and dermis.
Essential fatty acids, like omega-3 (alpha-linolenic) and omega-6 (linoleic), have a wide range of beneficial effects to the skin. They can mitigate UV damage, reduce the signs of aging, decrease sensitivity, and increase overall skin health. They can also lighten sun spots and other UV-induced hyperpigmentation. Borage seed oil, perilla seed oil, and cranberry seed oil contain 60-75% linoleic/alpha-linolenic acids each, giving Fortify its omega 3 and 6 components.
Oleic acid (omega-9) is a powerful moisturizer and skin-softener. Most of Fortify’s oleic acid comes from Camellia japonica oil, which has been shown to increase skin health and potentially reduce the signs of aging; it also has significant anti-inflammatory effects. Fortify’s other major source of oleic acid, marula oil, possesses strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers.
Is it right for me?
Fortify is a medium-weight oil that's minimally greasy and especially great for those with dry, combo, dehydrated, or sensitive skin. Pat a few drops into your skin before or instead of your usual moisturizer. Or, to give your normal routine a fatty acid boost, mix a couple drops into your serum, lotion, or foundation.
All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.
- Liquid Gold
Smells a little weird mixed with other products sometimes which puts me off but I enjoy using it
I can’t speak highly enough about this oil. It’s nourishing without being super greasy. It plays well with every moisturizer I have tried it with. It’s packed with amazing ingredients. It’s reasonably priced. And it feels so velvety and soft. I love it! On bottle number 3!
I do love this oil. It is rich feeling but absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave me greasy feeling. However the smell isn’t very enjoyable for me.
Facial oils scare me. I have combination dry skin. I have been mixing this oil with vanicream facial moisturizer and my skin has been loving it. All of stratia’s products are gentle and have led to a much improved skin barrier. This oil did not cause me any breakouts, if anything the breakouts I do get seem to heal much faster.
I bought Fortify after my esthetician recommended having more omega fatty acids in my skincare. I've been using 2-3 drops morning and night and have been enjoying it so far, it really helps my skin feel moisturized and hydrated. This has been a critical part of my skincare routine after I got a TCA cross done on my face, which has been leaving my skin dry and scabby as it heals. I've been reaching for fortify and liquid gold to expedite healing.