Kajian Potensi Whey Yogurt Sebagai Bahan Alami Pencegah Jerawat
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Cheese processing always produce a liquid by product, called as whey. Whey contains 50% of milk nutrients, but currently in Indonesia whey is not used optimally. Whey contained some lactose, and can be used as fermented media. This study used cheese whey as a fermented media for Streptococcus thermopillus (St- RRM01) and Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Lb-RRM01) called as Whey Yogurt (WY). WY compared to fresh whey (control) on this study for skin care, include of acne treatment. Data were analyzed by T-test on SPSS statictical program. The research showed that WY inhibited the growth of bacteria Propionibacterim acnes 4.35 mm, while there was no inhibition on control (P <0.05). Fermentation process increased the antioxidant activity for 27.7%. WY had the good potential for the acne treatment. This study showed that whey had a value-added, furthermore in the future might be used to develop into a natural ingredient cosmetics for skin care.