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Researchers Say You Can Now Drink Your Sunscreen…But That Doesn’t Mean You Should

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World's First Drinkable SunscreenAt this point in life, not wearing sunscreen outdoors is the equivalent of jumping into a tank full of hungry sharks—stupid, reckless and basically asking for something bad to happen.

But we all know how annoying it can be to lather ourselves from head-to-toe in the Elmer’s glue-colored concoction, and how depressing it is to find out that we’ve missed a spot. Hello, awkward tanlines! And uncomfortable ouch!

To solve these types of first-world problems, the Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer is here. Or, in simplier terms, the world’s first drinkable sunscreen.

Creator’s of the ‘harmonized water’ (or a combination of waters that contain different vibrational frequencies) claim the water can protect your skin from the sun, and the harmful UV rays that come with it.

To prove their point, the brand executed a randomized clinical trial earlier this summer, designed to test the ability of a new technology, scalar waves, to provide sun protection. When ingested, scalar waves are supposed to vibrate above the skin to neutralize UVA and UVB, creating protection comparable to an SPF 30.

Um. Sounds fishy. So what were the results like?

Well, 24 patients, ages 18-60 with various skin types were exposed to an hour of sun to one side of the body after drinking 3ml of the Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer. 16 out of the 24 patients didn’t get burned…and according to the brand’s PR folks, that means the product is… successful!

However, according to my very bad math skills, that means 8 people did get burned. So when I got my very own bottle to test out, I was super skeptical. My skin very much shows my Irish heritage—it’s pale, and it burns easily.

I decided to do a little dual action by using regular sunscreen and the drinkable concoction. And what do you know?! I still got a little bit red in uncomfortable places.

Therefore, my personal results are as follows: No amount of SPF—drinkable or spreadable—is a fair match for my pale skin. And if you’re okay with a 33 percent chance of getting burned from just 1 hour of sunlight, by all means, try drinking your sunscreen!

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