Should you trust drinkable sunscreen?

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From Osmosis Skincare

SEATTLE — If you plan on sitting by the pool this summer, you could find yourself reaching for a drink.

No, not a Mai Tai or a margarita. A cool shot of sunscreen.

At least two new drinkable sunscreen products are garnering plenty of media attention lately.

According to Time Magazine, the most popular is Osmosis Skincare’s UV Neutralizer Harmonized Water. The product claims to be SPF 30, and protects you from up to 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays by making water molecules in your skin vibrate, canceling out burn causing frequencies.

But before you think of scrumptious booze and sunscreen pairings, hold up.  According to Time Magazine, many dermatologists say there’s no evidence that supposed drinkable sunscreen works at all.

“Saying that their water is ‘imprinted’ with vibrational waves which ‘isolate’ the frequencies that protect against UV rays is dubious at best,” dermatologist Michael Shapiro told Time Magazine. 

In fact, no independent or clinical trials have yet been conducted on the product, Time Magazine reported.

Osmosis costs about $30 for a 100 ml bottle.

DliSODin Skin Nutrients is also offering another drinkable sunscreen, but it is only available by prescription. Glisodin is slightly different, where users are encouraged to take 2 capsules a day for 15 days before sunbathing.

Not exactly the easiest solution.

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