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
As someone who had dry skin my entire life until I found occlusives, this oil is one of my HGs in my routine. In the summer, it’s my last step. In winter, I use it between my heaviest moisturizing cream and whatever heavier occlusive I use as the final barrier.
This oil is lightweight while still giving a lot of extra moisture to the skin. I use it at night before my moisturizer and wake up to glowing skin. I’ve also noticed some fine lines from lack of moisture have faded!
I know that during the winter months I need an oil treatment once in a while but I tried this one and it feels fantastic but I just can't tolerate the fragrance of the plant oils in this product. I put it on before bed and wasn't sure I could go to sleep because of the smell. I am very sensitive to some fragrances and this is the case here. I don't think there is anything wrong with this product, it is entirely personal.
Unfortunately, I was not paying attention the product contains tamanu oil, and I had terrible irritation. The smell is potent.
I REALLY wish I could love this product and rate it 5 stars, but every time I use it, my forehead breaks out. I have dehydrated skin that is prone to drying out in winter and prone to oiliness in the summer. I use Fortify as my last step in my skincare routine: 1x a week, at nighttime, after I apply my moisturizer, I add 1-2 drops of Fortify to my hands, rub them together, and then pat the product on top of my skin. Without fail, I end up with acne on my forehead in the subsequent 2-3 days after using Fortify. I have heard great things about this product, but it doesn't work for my face. I don't want to waste it and throw it away, so I'll use it on my body, hands, feet and nails.