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Fortify is a moisturizing, restorative facial oil featuring a balanced blend of omega-3 (alpha-linolenic), omega-6 (linoleic), and omega-9 (oleic) fatty acids.
HOW IT WORKS:
Fatty acids are absolutely crucial to skin health. One of the main components in the skin’s moisture barrier, fatty acids are found throughout the epidermis and dermis. Fortify was formulated carefully and precisely to contain a proportionate blend of fatty acids that most benefit your skin.
Essential fatty acids - that is, fatty acids that the skin can’t produce on its own, 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, is a staple in traditional South African medicine and possesses strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers.
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.
Like all Stratia products, Fortify is unscented, gimmick-free, and formulated based on hard science.
IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
Fortify is a medium-weight facial oil. It's best for skin that's normal to dry. It's suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin, but those with oily skin may find it too heavy.