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Soft coral body lotion

By Leonard Ho - Posted Dec 10, 2012 07:00 AM
Scientists have developed a skin care product line using chemicals extracted from captive grown soft corals. The extract contains an anti-inflammatory compound that is said to cure small wounds and (like most lotions marketed today) slow the skin's aging process.
Soft coral body lotion

Body lotions made from aquarium-grown soft corals

After two years of research, scientists from Taiwan's National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium in collaboration with Meiho University have developed a line of topical body lotions (a moisturizer, anti-wrinkle cream, skin-whitening cream and makeup-removing lotion) using a chemical extracted from soft coral cultivated at the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium.

From our investigation, Advanced Aquarist was unable to determine either the species of coral from which the chemical is extracted or the name of the chemical itself.  The packaging for new skin care line (above) offers some clues, although there are two seemingly different species pictured.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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