A restorative facial oil featuring a balanced blend of omega fatty acids.
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
i'll preface this by saying that personally, im not much of an oil user. it has more to do with me having sensory texture issues with oily things, and less of the products themselves having anything wrong with them. that being said, i enjoyed Fortify more than other oils ive tried! i had only ordered it once, about 2 years ago when i first started using Stratia products, and i feel like i did see a marked improvement in my dry areas when i used it. i liked it best either as a drop or two directly on my dry spots, or mixed in with moisturizer at night time. in the winter when i had chapped lips, i liked it for soothing that. it wasnt excessively heavy like a lot of other oils, it didnt break me out, and the scent was unoffensive. honestly, the *only* reason i didnt repurchase is because i cant bring myself to enjoy using oils on a daily basis (and theyd go bad if i only used them once in a blue moon). its 100% a me thing and no fault of Fortify. i can really only stand the texture of oil if my face is quite dry before it goes on, and thanks to other Stratia products (lookin at you Liquid Gold) im just not having those kinds of skin days anymore, so oil in my routine isnt necessary. i ended up using a lot of it for my body instead, where the texture doesnt bother me, and it was great for that too! my knees and elbows were very happy with me XD so even though it isnt my type of product, im still giving it 5 stars, because it did everything it was supposed to and i think its a solid choice for anyone who *does* like oils.
I stopped using facial oil about half a year ago when I felt like every oil -- even some of the darlings in the skincare community -- was too heavy. On an impulse I decided to order this one to round out my Stratia collection, and I instantly fell in love. I've been using it for around a month, and I see no reason to stop. After using it the first time, I noticed recent acne scars healing quicker than usual. This helps my skin look brighter and feel hydrated, but not at all oily. Toward the end of my routine, I pat 2-3 drops all over my face and neck, then after most absorbs I move on to the Liquid Gold.
I have normal skin thanks to my Stratia routine, but can lean oily at times. I only use one drop of this mixed with my LG at night and it creates a nourishing night time skin treat. I wake with plump and quenched skin. I had previously used over my LG at the recommended 2-3 drops but this was way to greasy and broke me out. So play with it a bit to get the best use out of it.
This is my first time purchasing Fortify and I must say I haven’t been disappointed. It is a lovely oil which my skin loves. I use this in combination with Liquid Gold twice a day. It sits nicely under my make up and absorbs in well. Great product Statia.
Has helped restore my damaged skin barrier.