Our latest partnership for all your skin needs
oo35mm is excited to announce a partnership with our friends from the West Coast, Stratia! For those who are unfamiliar, Stratia is a well loved indie skincare brand that focuses on formulating products with backed-up research and easy access for all. We’ve chosen 4 of their big hitters to start with: Liquid Gold, Night Shift, Rewind, and C+C serum. As a team who pride ourselves in being well versed in K-Beauty, we've come up with the best ways to make the most out of our new Stratia curations.
As its name suggests, the richness of this lightweight moisturizer is packed with treasures to make your skin healthy and wealthy. The treasures include three different types of ceramides—ceramides AP, NP, and EOP, excellent for skin barrier repair—three different types of oils—squalane oil, sea buckthorn seed oil, and sea buckthorn fruit oil, very nourishing for dry skin—and niacinamide, a noble addon to enhance brightening and hydration of the skin.
To prepare your skin for such luxury, we recommend the IsNtree Onion Newrepair Essence Toner or the PyunKang Yul Essence Toner. With 75% red onion extracts at 758,000 ppm and an ample amount of glycerin, the IsNtree Onion Newrepair Essence Toner delivers a powerful antioxidant boost to skin and balances the pH of the skin. Liquid Gold with IsNtree Onion Newrepair Essence Toner fights free radicals while repairing skin barrier, making a well-rounded couple for skin protection. On the other hand, the PyunKang Yul Essence Toner contains 91.3% Milk Vetch Root Extract to quench the thirst of skin from inside out–a wonderful alternative for dehydrated skin. For hydration and moisture retention, Liquid Gold with PyunKang Yul Essence Toner hydrates the skin from the inside while tackling dryness on the outside, giving your skin the enriched nourishment for bouncy, supple skin. Either one of the essence toners when paired together with Liquid Gold makes a power couple to deliver ultra benefits to your skin.
Speaking of gold, let’s remind ourselves that retinoids are the gold standard for graceful aging and treating acne. However, many, if not all, of us adore retinol but have a hard time tolerating the irritation that comes with it, hence the predicament. Night Shift is a retinol game changer. This night cream offers graceful aging benefits with 0.15% of encapsulated retinol, which slowly releases throughout the night to minimize irritation. In addition, Centella is added to calm the skin to further ensure a smooth user experience lest any irritation.The presence of ceramides and panthenol aid in repairing skin barrier with a rich but non-greasy texture, great for retinol beginners.
To make the most out of this moisturizer, consider products that are soothing and hydrating for skin. The CosRx Centella Water Toner Alcohol-Free Toner is a non-irritating and lightweight spray that boosts hydration in your skin. The abundance of Centella in this toner provides an additional dose of anti-inflammatory effect, helping your skin to be more tolerant of retinol. For extra graceful aging effects, the I’m From Fig Essence is a great mix with Night Shift. With 62.7% fig extracts, this essence provides ample antioxidants to combat oxidative stress while retinol is working its way to increase collagen production, creating a more youthful appearance of skin. Fig extracts also increase skin hydration, giving your skin extra hydration to prevent any potential dryness. Night Shift with the CosRx Centella Toner provides mega soothing effects on skin, most beneficial for sensitive skin. For the purpose of graceful aging, Night Shift with the I’m From Fig Essence is an excellent pair to preserve collagen in the skin. Both pairs utilize popular ingredients in K-beauty and western beauty, giving your skin the best of both worlds.
With the concept of time rooted in skincare, the concern of aging skin arises. While rewinding back into the past is scientifically fictional, we can rewind the appearance of our skin with products that support firmness and graceful aging effects. Rewind is a rich but nongreasy serum that delivers deep hydration as it effortlessly glides over the skin, perfect for all skin—even those with dry, dehydrated skin. Rewind contains DMAE to increase the firmness of the skin and reduce signs of aging along with licorice root to help give a brighter complexion.There are also rice proteins and tamarind seed extracts as humectants to quench dehydration.
To speed up the rewinding process, introducing rice extracts in your choice is a wise choice. Rice extract is a staple ingredient for brightening and moisturizing.The additional graceful aging and photoprotective properties in rice makes rice the perfect complement for Rewind. We recommend starting off your routine with the SRB Stabilized Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Wash. With an appropriate amount of rice powder and water ratio, the enzyme wash lathers up to a creamy texture. The rice enzymes and papaya enzymes in this cleanser give gentle exfoliation, facilitating the absorption of serums. Then, follow up with the Haruharu Black Rice Hyaluronic toner to prepare your skin for Rewind. The black rice ferments in this toner help to restore the elasticity of the skin, which further reduces signs of aging along with DMAE. Pairing rice with DMAE optimizes the desired benefits, giving the best bang for your buck.
While building your desired skin requires much attention and detail, let’s not forget skin protection is equally important–if not, more important–in the process. Antioxidants and sunscreens are essential players of this role. Stratia’s C+C Serum contains 15% L-ascorbic acid plus CoQ10, both are super potent antioxidants to protect your skin from photoaging and stimulate collagen production. C+C serum is best used in the morning to fight free radicals and makes an excellent couple with sunscreens.
Rohto Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk is a lightweight, water and sweat-resistant sunscreen that seamlessly blends into your skin with a matte finish, leaving no white cast on skin.This hybrid sunscreen uses Zinc Oxide as its physical filter, Octinoxate, and Unival A Plus as its chemical filters, offering SPF 50, and PA++++ protection. For a thicker creamy texture, the Purito Daily Go-to Sunscreen is excellent for dry, sensitive skin. In addition to Titanium Dioxide, Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150, and Uvinul A plus as its sunscreen filters, it has Centella and Madecassoside as antioxidants and help calm the skin with a hydrating finish. Both sunscreens protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays from causing DNA damage while antioxidants fight free radicals that break down collagen.Vitamin C—especially with L-ascorbic acid—with sunscreen makes a powerhouse couple for skin protection.
Stay tuned for more Stratia products to come!
- The Role of Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) in Cosmetic Dermatology - PMC
- Topical Vitamin C and the Skin: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications - PMC
- Dermatological uses of rice products: Trend or true?
- Effectiveness of antioxidants (vitamin C and E) with and without sunscreens as topical photoprotectants