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, Squalane, Perilla ocymoides (Perilla) Seed Oil, Borago officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, 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
Great for sensitive skin
I love this oil, absorbs quality into my skin and calms it down. Helped a lot with my damaged skin barrier.
Good so far! Probably even better in the winter
Just got this and tried it out tonight, a few drops in my Liquid Gold moisturizer. I decided to try it because I'm using a Tretinoin product and it can be a little drying. I can tell a major difference in the amount of moisture in my skin as opposed to the Liquid Gold on its own. I probably won't need much in the summer, but really looking forward to how it helps in the winter, when I'm much drier. Wish the bottle was a little different, it's not a dropper (which is totally clear in the pics I just wasn't paying close enough attention). That's not a deal breaker but it makes it a little harder to get the drops out, since you don't squeeze the bottle, and they require you to shake the bottle a little to get the drops out. Overall it probably saves product so you don't overdo it but just not the most user friendly. That and the smell isn't great. It's not BAD, necessarily, just not super pleasant. I appreciate that there aren't any harsh fragrances though, and overall the scent doesn't linger so it's ok.
This product does exactly what it's supposed to. I found out my skin loves omegas, so I got this to add to other moisturizers and oils when I feel drier. It's great, and I personally think it smells really nice (especially versus other omega creams). If I need a boost to my day cream, I pop a bit in. Feeling like more moisture after using Soft Touch and can't use Night Shift Pop a bit on. It is what it says, and I love it! Guessing it will probably last a long time too.
The oil is very nourishing. I would have given it a 5 star, but it has a really "funky" smell.
Amazing, helps control natural oil production
Been using this for 7 months now. Great oil, doesn't break me out. I was worried my skin might have a delayed reaction a few months after starting, but my skin has actually been incredibly stable. Seems counterintuitive, but by applying this oil at night, my body's own natural oil production has decreased because it can sense that it doesn't need to be in hyperdrive all the time. Helps with that glassy skin glow.