While aimlessly browsing around the net, I came across something so bizarre that I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at first. Apparently, people can now drink sunscreen. Believe it or not drinkable sunscreen is actually a thing. News outlets started covering this bizarre creation in May of last year. I just came across this crazy product after watching a news update by Fusion.
Now don’t get confused, this drinkable sunscreen is perfectly safe for consumption, in fact it’s intended for human consumption. The brand I was first introduced to after discovering the world of drinkable sunscreens was called UVO. Osmosis Skincare was actually the pioneer of this movement after coming out with drinkable UV protection with their Harmonized Water back in mid-2014.
According to Osmosis Skincare’s website, once this “sunscreen” is consumed, the molecules in the formula will send vibrations to the skin which will result in 97% of UVA and UVB rays being cancelled out. Honestly, all that science is too much for my brain to handle and quite frankly, the logic behind it sounds a bit fishy to me.
I’m not the only one who thinks that the idea behind drinkable sunscreen is a bit sketchy. Last year when the product first launched, dermatologists weren’t agreeing with this new phenomenon in sun protection. One dermatologist even went so far as to bash the product when it first came out saying that the claims were too vague and there would not be enough scientific evidence to support the product’s claims.
One thing that shocked me was the price! After browsing one of the sites selling this eccentric beverage, I couldn’t believe my eyes. A 12 pack of UVO Sun Protective Supplement costs $60.00! Assuming that I’d be drinking one bottle per use, this $60.00 pack of “sunscreen” would only last me for twelve uses! Imagine how many bottles of sunscreen you could get with $60.00! But believe it or not, there are still people in this world who would be willing to spend that type of money on a beverage with such bizarre claims. For now, I’ll just stick to my good old trusty Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen. I can’t lie, it’s a cool idea, but I don’t feel like all the claims add up.