A research team from FKKMK (Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing) and the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy consists of Prof. Dr. dr. Hardyanto Soebono, Sp.KK (K)., FINSDV, FAADV., Dr. med. dr. Retno Danarti, Sp.KK (K)., FINSDV, FAADV., Dr. rer. nat. Ronny Martien, M.Sc., and Dr. apt. Adhyatmika, M.Biotech has successfully developed a body lotion containing Vitamin D, namely Dermavita DHC. This research also collaborated with an industrial partner, PT. Dion Farma Abadi.
Hardyanto revealed that Dermavita DHC is the first moisturizing product in this country enriched with vitamin D, precisely provitamin D3, to solve dry skin problems.
“This is the foremost moisturizing product in Indonesia that is enriched with provitamin D3,” he explained at the launch of the product in a series of New Discovery of Moisturizer webinars on Wednesday (4/11).
He supported that Dermavita DHC is also a moisturizing lotion that gives people an alternative to meet the needs of vitamin D. As is known, the source of vitamin D is frequently obtained from sun exposure. A smaller part can be obtained from food and supplements.
“We try to provide a topical intake of vitamin D which targets target cells,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Retno added that the innovative product of moisturizer product from her team’s contained 7-Dehydrocholesterol (pro-V D3) combined with a skin barrier matrix (ceramide, fatty acid, cholesterol). Combining the two can help improve skin hydration, reinforce the skin barrier, and help treat atopic dermatitis.
She continued that Vitamin D is one of the active substances that have a mechanism of action in the process of dry molecular skin. Clinically the addition of topical vitamin D can increase moisture in dry skin. Accordingly, it can subdue dry skin problems that are cosmetically disturbing and reduce irritants and allergens’ penetration.
CEO of PT. Dion Farma Abadi, dr. Fredy Setyawan mentioned that besides containing provitamin D3 and skin barrier, Dermavita DHC also contains squalane and shouting botanical. The people in tropical areas with low humidity is also safe and can use the product because it is also non-comedogenic.
“So the concept can be applied as a body lotion, moisturizer as well as a treatment,” he explained that the product is safe for use by children.
The procedure to use this product is people can apply enough lotion evenly to the desired body part. Use 1-2 times a day or as advised by your doctor.
Meanwhile, Dr. dr. M. Yulianto Lisytawan, Sp.KK (K)., FINSDV, FAADV., as the Central Board of Dermatology Specialists Association (Perdoski), congratulated UGM and PT. Dion Farma Abadi for producing moisturizing products that contain provitamin D3. In the future, he also encourages a model of cooperation between academia and business to make quality products that can be beneficial to the community.
“Congratulations! Hopefully, this kind of cooperation can be evolved in other education centers. This action is important to popularize dermatology and venereology research products in Indonesia,” he explained.
The UGM Vice-Chancellor also conveyed appreciation for Cooperation and Alumni Affairs, Prof. Dr. Paripurna, S.H., M.Hum., LLM., for the launch of Dermavit DHC. He said that this initial discovery always becomes the main hope of UGM because the university’s success is measured in practical terms by how many research products were successfully produced.
“Congratulations on the newest innovation of the Dermavit DHC product, and surely we are waiting for other products,” he said.
Photo: doc. PT. Dion Farma Abadi
Translator: Natasa A