Brand Spotlight: Stratia

Hello. It’s me. I’m here.

Sorry for the radio silence on the blog front. There’s been a fair bit going on here and I just haven’t been in the right mind-set to sit down and blog. But I’m here now and bringing you a review that is very long overdue.

I’ve mentioned Stratia on here a few times before – solely in reference to their cult product Liquid Gold (what is it with that name and cult products eh?!)

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My week without facial oils

I recently mentioned on Instagram that I was giving up facial oils for a week and lots of people were interested why. Those who have become familiar with my skincare preferences will know that not using oils for a whole week is a big deal for me.

I have always struggled with moisturisers, primarily because all of those occlusive ingredients wreak havoc on my acne prone skin. I’ve found a couple that work for me, Clinique Moisture Surge Intense and Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme, but they are quite light and I’ve frequently felt like they are not enough. I do also use the Stratia Liquid Gold, which is a light lotion that contains moisturising ingredients and some oil, but again it felt too light to be used alone. So, usually, I would add a drop or two of a facial oil either under or over my moisturiser morning and night, but more recently I’ve forgone moisturisers all together because I just felt like they weren’t doing anything.

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