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Where does the name Hormeta come from?

Hormeta is derived from the concept of hormesis, in Greek,

a phenomenon characterized by a positive reaction of the

organism in response to low amplitude elements and



Hormeta personifies the control of a right concentration

of trace elements.

Without trace elements, life would be impossible.

Trace elements are minerals that are naturally present in trace quantities the human body and are essential in activating vital body functions.


They are essential for the proper functioning of the cells by participating in particular in their growth, their balance and preserving their integrity.

Trace elements, essential allies for the skin.

Trace elements are highly involved in skin natural defense mechanisms allowing

to strengthen the epidermal barrier and fight against free radicals, responsible for skin aging.


Because it is constantly exposed, the skin is under particular threat from environmental aggressions. If it has to cope daily with risks of dehydration

and alteration of the epidermis protective function, it has especially to defend against oxidative stress.

Trace elements, a priority for the skin.

Our organism has natural antioxidant protective systems made up of enzymes and trace elements to repair the alterations caused by free radicals.


These highly reactive small oxidizing molecules attack the deep structures of our cells. When they are produced in excess, the balance between oxidative processes and skin’s natural repair mechanisms is broken.


The resulting oxidative stress plays a key role in skin aging.


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