Vapour Stratus Instant Skin Perfector Review

Stratus Skin Perfector

After an embarrassingly long break in Vapour reviews, I’m back today with a review of one of my very favorite products of theirs I’ve tried yet: their Stratus Instant Skin Perfector in all three shades.

Ingredients (provided at “Organic/Bio Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Silica, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Lysine, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Organic/Bio Lecithin, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil & Organic/Bio Lecithin & Organic/Bio Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil & Organic/Bio Papain (Papaya), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Essential Oils & Natural Fruit Essences, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)*, Organic/Bio Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil), Organic/Bio Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Petals *Wildcrafted”

This preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a low hazard score of 2. The only ingredients with  hazard scores above 2 are lecithin and unspecified oils.

Some great things about this product:

1. It’s free of parabens, nanoparticles, sulfates, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, and petrochemicals.

2. It’s cruelty-free.

3. It’s gluten-free.

4. It’s biodegradable and was made using wind power.

Product Description(provided at “Vapour’s most revolutionary offering, the original organic BB Cream, a 3–in–1 moisturizer, primer, and no-color foundation. Give your skin the Vapour glow with Stratus.

Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology immediately perfects the appearance of your skin— you instantly appear younger and refreshed. Use Stratus Instant Skin Perfector alone or under either Atmosphere Foundation formula for a flawless finish.

In an independent study 8 out of 10 people who tried Stratus saw an immediate improvement in their skin tone and texture. Seven out of 10 people saw an immediate decrease in the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores.

Made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. Stratus nourishes skin with Organic Pumpkin and Papaya complex, essential fatty acid rich Organic Evening Primrose, essential amino acid Lysine and skin supportive silica. Stratus is infused with Vapour’s face specific infusion of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi and moisturizing Lotus flowers.

All the performance of a luxury moisturizer and primer with none of the silicone or chemicals!”

Price$44 for a .56 oz. tube. Yeah, it ain’t cheap, but do me a favor and wait until you read about the performance before writing it off completely.

Performance– Oh, you guys. As someone who formerly refused to put anything even remotely resembling foundation all over her face, you can trust me when I say this skin perfector is legit. It’s nice and lightweight, so I don’t feel like I’m clogging my pores or look like I’m wearing a mask after I apply it. It makes me glow without making me look greasy, and I can’t seem to avoid being told that my skin is radiant when I’m wearing it (not that I’d ever try to avoid that).  I find that following the tips for use provided on the Vapour website is a sure way to achieve the best results, but I’m sure you knew that. I received all three shades to review, and the Stratus 903 (pictured up top) is by far my favorite, which makes sense since I definitely have yellow/olive undertones. Below are pictures of me wearing each of the three shades (from top to bottom, respectively: 903, 902, and 904…pic 3 is pretty silly, I know)-

Stratus 903

Stratus 902

Stratus 904

Scent– Fruity, pleasant.

Rating– 9/10, easy. I subtracted 1/2 a point for the two ingredients with hazard scores above 2 and another 1/2 a point for the price.

Would I purchase this item again? I would and will; it’s totally worth the splurge.

*Product was provided by Vapour. Opinions provided by me, naturally.

by Dawn Grimes

Filed under: cosmetics, health and beauty, natural products, product review, skin care