Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 20 December 2012
The extract is drawn from coral cultivated by the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium rather than wild coral, so the process does not damage the environment.
Su Rui-hsin, an assistant researcher at the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium in Checheng Township, Pingtung County and Wu Yu-ren, an associate professor at Meiho University in the southern Taiwan township, began to study ways to made body care materials from soft coral extracts two years ago.
Su said the chemical component of the extract is very stable and the technology to obtain the extract is well-established, adding that two local cosmetics companies are interested in buying the expertise.
Wu said the extract is an effective anti-inflammatory substance and can soothe the nervous system, cure small wounds, whiten the skin and slow the aging process.