Hormetins as novel components of cosmeceuticals and aging interventions

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A promising strategy for maintaining a healthy and youthful phenotype during aging is that of mild stress-induced beneficial hormesis. The basis of hormesis lies in the molecular pathways of stress response, which are essential for the survival of a system by activation of maintenance and repair mechanisms in response to stress. Moderate physical exercise is the best example of a hormetin that brings about a wide range of health beneficial hormesis by first challenging the system. Therefore, other natural and synthetic hormetins can be incorporated in cosmeceutical formulations, and can result in achieving various benefits including maintenance of the skin structure and function. Several polyphenols, flavonoids and other components from spices, algae and other sources are potential hormetins that may act via hormesis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCosmetics
Volume2
Issue1
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
ISSN2079-9284
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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  • health, longevity, skin, stress, hormesis

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