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.
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I've been wary about facial oils through the years with my sensitive, hormonally reactive skin. They almost always make me break out! But I am loving this oil! I mix three drops of it with the Rewind Serum at night and it adds an extra boost of moisture that has been making a lovely difference in my skin's softness when I wake up each morning.
While I do think there are a lot of good things in this facial oil it smells! There is an odd smell that is a bit off putting, luckily it eventually seems to dissipate but I am not a fan. Also the bottle drips unlike many facial oils that have a pipette. I am also not a fan of the plastic packaging, wish that it was made of something more sustainable and recyclable.
Very nice oil for the face. I use this as my last step after the liquid gold. I don't have trouble getting the oil out. I'm trying to decide if I would buy this again, but this would be nice for those who have dry skin in the winter over the liquid gold. Might work for very oily skin as their only mositerizer. Small container but will last a long time.
Honestly this is the one thing I can’t live without in my routine. This mixed with the liquid gold is so luxurious. Doesn’t feel heavy at all but I feel the hydration. My must have item for sure!
This oil doesn't smell great at first. However, after a few days of use, I got desensitized to the smell and now it's neutral/earthy to me, doesn't bother me at all. It makes my skin was the most moisturized and nourished it has ever been! I use it after my moisturizer and sometimes even mix a few drops in for extra-buttery hydration! Highly recommend.