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.

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