MORISTIN, A Natural Body Lotion to Prevent COVID-19

July 23, 2021
No. 73/VII/2021


Five students of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Universitas Brawijaya (FPIK UB) were inspired to make a body lotion that can prevent COVID-19.

Indri Dwi Fitria, Rani Elvira, Jamiilah Zahrotul Jannah, Kevin, and Alfain Homis Fadil. Under the guidance of Muhammad Fakhri, S.Pi, M.P, M.Sc., they made the body lotion because they were inspired by the widespread use of hand sanitizer which actually causes dehydration of skin so that it becomes dry.

Body lotion is still the solution for most people since it has benefits for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. However, the use of synthetic ingredients such as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and parabens in body lotions has a negative effect in long-term use and has been proven to be toxic and carcinogenic.

To overcome this problem, the five students made a body lotion by utilizing flavonoid content in moringa leaves and skin collagen from Catfish named MORISTIN.

“The content of moringa leaves such as apiin, epicatechin and hesperetin which has a good affinity for the active site of ACE2 (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2), can inhibit the interaction process of SARS-Cov-2. In addition, collagen from catfish skin can be used to prevent premature aging, prevent wrinkles, moisturize the skin and increase skin elasticity,” said one member of the team, Indri.

MORISTIN is a skin care that is safe, healthy, and provides more protection as well as not causing side effects when it used regularly.

MORISTIN is formulated as an antiseptic body lotion that is rich in antioxidants, able to make the skin moist and healthy, protect from UV rays and avoid the threat of bacteria and viruses.

MORISTIN comes in three variants including Orange Fresh, Choco Melt, and Vanilla Sweet which are packaged in two sizes that are 250 ml at a price of Rp. 50,000 per bottle and 60 ml at a price of Rp. 15,000 per bottle.

MORISTIN is now spread commercially in online stores, namely Shopee ( and Tokopedia (moristin_id). In addition to the platform of online sales, MORISTIN is also present on the active Instagram page ( so that buyers can find out the latest info of the product.

“With the presence of MORISTIN body lotion product, it is hoped that it will attract public interest to continue implementing health protocols and taking care of themselves during this pandemic without having to worry about the side effects of using body lotion products regularly,” Indri added.

MORISTIN has succeeded in obtaining research funding from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia in the Student Creativity Week in the field of Entrepreneurship in 2021. (IND/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)

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