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Ao Skincare Fortify Day Treatment

Ao Skincare Fortify Day Treatment

Size: 1 oz (30 ml)

Ao Skincare Fortify Day Treatment is a nutrient-rich moisturizer designed to work in synergy with SPF throughout the day. This powerful hydrating treatment is packed with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients, and it is cold-processed to ensure their full conditioning qualities are taken advantage of. Ideal for all skin types, the lightweight cream absorbs quickly and leaves a silky and supple finish — not oily or greasy. Truth In Aging testers agree that this treatment is easily incorporated into any routine to improve the overall look of skin.

Ao Skincare uses New Zealand manuka honey to nourish and draw precious moisture deep into the skin, thus encouraging skin vitality. Vitamin C acts a free radical scavenger and protects skin against environmental stressors while also boosting collagen, and ferulic acid is included to increase the stability and potency of the C. Finally, plant stem cells encourage skin cell rejuvenation. Fortify is formulated without parabens, sulfates, PEGS, TEA, DEA, mineral oils, petrochemicals and artificial fragrance. Apply it every morning before sunscreen to boost skin’s defenses while also improving moisture levels, texture and tone.

Tested for 30 days and recommended by Tina:

As a 50-something woman who grew up in Hawaii during the era of baby oil, I have long been a fan of vitamin C. My dermatologist recommended adding a vitamin C serum to my usual skin care routine, as research shows it aids in protecting the skin against environmental damage and in stimulating collagen production to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. This made me both curious and eager to try Ao Skincare’s Fortify Day Treatment, a day cream with vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants.

This formula includes ferulic acid, which is known to increase the potency and efficacy of vitamin C. It also contains niacinamide (or vitamin B3), an ingredient that works to promote firm and resilient skin, and gardenia plant stem cells to make skin act more youthful at the cellular level. All of this information is on the brand’s website, along with more in-depth information on the origin of each ingredient and the cold-pressed process they use to ensure the ingredients are not damaged.

One of my favorite natural skin care ingredients is honey. In this case, Ao Skincare use manuka honey from New Zealand, where they originate. I have used other vitamin C serums that left my skin feeling dry. This product definitely did not. I believe the inclusion of the manuka honey made my skin feel oh-so-soft and moisturized.

The directions state to use two pumps in the morning after cleansing and before sunscreen. Everyone should be using sunscreen every day — no matter the season — as sun damage is cumulative. This serves as useful reminder to apply sunblock, as it is meant to boost the sun protection factor (SPF). On another note, I personally love a pump dispenser like this, because I’m not repeatedly putting my fingers into the product, which can cause contamination. As always, any vitamin C product should not be kept in your warm, damp bathroom. It has a tendency to break down when exposed to light or moisture, so I keep mine on my dresser in the bedroom.

This product is a real winner! For years, I have had a persistent smattering of dark spots along both sides of my jawline that is noticeably fading. I am happy to report that I’m no longer dotting a color corrector on those areas. I have also been plagued by dark circles under my eyes. I actually walked out of my house the other day and realized I had forgotten to use my concealer, as they were much less prominent. I would highly recommend this product — it has worked really well for me! After each use my skin glows and overtime started to look and feel firmer.

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By Tina M.  As a 50-something woman who grew up in Hawaii during the era of baby oil, I have long been a fan of vitamin C. My dermatologist recommended adding a vitamin C serum to my usual skin care routine, as research shows it aids in protecting the skin against environmental damage and in stimulating... read more

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  • Jeanine

    (5 out of 5)

    The cream layers with other products beautifully, and I think this is where it really performs. I used it over serums and under makeup. Even after stopping use of an additional vitamin C serum, my skin remained bright and I didn’t experience any hyperpigmentation. I am eager to try other products from Ao Skincare, especially Protect, a sunscreen product designed to work in synergy with Fortify.

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  • Water (Aqua)
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
  • Sodium Polyacrylate
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Glycerin
  • Niacinamide
  • Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil
  • Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil
  • Cyathea Cumingii (New Zealand Tree Fern) Leaf Extract
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
  • Hydrolyzed Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters
  • Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture
  • Totarol
  • Ferulic Acid
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
  • Manuka Honey
  • Ethoxydiglycol
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Fragrance
  • Dehydroacetic Acid
  • Benzyl Alcohol
In the morning, apply 2 pumps of cream to the face after cleansing and before sunscreen.

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