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
Perfect Product, Not So Great Packaging
I absolutely love this product. It works so well at delivering moisture to my skin without making me too oily. During the winter, I mix 2-3 drops with Liquid Gold as part of my morning routine. In the summer, I use Fortify at night instead to moisturize while I sleep. My only criticism of this product is related to the packaging. My bottle is always covered in oily residue that transfers to every surface it sits on, touches, etc. It also means I cannot travel with the product, as anytime the bottle isn’t sitting right-side up, it leaks. If this product had packaging with a better cap or a pump dispenser (similar to Rewind), it would be perfect.
Holy Grail Oil
I love this oil. It feels nourishing and my skin glows after I use it. I don’t experience any inflammatory pore clogging. The best.
Great product, ultimately not for me.
I bought this product and used it for a while in the winter months for added hydration and it delivered! It doesn't have a pleasant smell but its not a big deal at all. I paired it with Liquid Gold, and loved how a little but goes a long way. I only phased it out of my routing because I started buying nightshift instead and like to keep the steps in my routine minimal. But overall a great product!
Works Amazing!! I mostly use it on my cheeks where it’s the driest.
I mix a few drops with Liquid Gold. Really helps during the drier seasons.