Drinkable sunscreen promises UV protection

Drinkable sunscreen promises UV protection

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OKLAHOMA - Sun protection by the sip. That's what Colorado based company Harmonized H2O is promising, but local dermatologist say they're skeptical.

The sun was blazing Wednesday afternoon and pools and spray parks were packed. Where there are kids playing in the water, there are mom's applying and re-applying sunscreen.

"I'm fair and so are my kids and if we don't use it we fry," said Newcastle mom Denise Davis.

Davis has a family history of skin cancer. She makes sure to re-apply every hour and a half both on her kids and herself.

"I'm worried about them getting sunburned, sun spots, freckles and sun blisters," Davis said.

For many, all that rubbing, spreading and spraying is time consuming and just plain annoying.

"They get on your clothes, they're on your car, they're messing, they're expensive. They're all those things," said Dermatologist Dr. Susannah Collier.

Wouldn't it be nice if sun protection was as easy as taking a drink?

"I wanted to find a better product and, in my heart, I believe this product is actually better than the average sunscreens today," said Dr. Ben Johnson, President of Harmonized H2O and creator of a drinkable sunscreen.

Dr. Johnson says his water contains cancellation waves that spread through your body and cancel the sun's rays.

"Basically the water in your skin is vibrating cancellation waves," he said.

"He will probably sell a lot of it and make a lot of money, but I would be really worried," said Dr. Collier. "I would not give it to my daughter or my aunt or any of my patients."

Dr. Collier says it's great that people are thinking outside the box when it comes to sun protection, but drinkable sunscreen isn't the way to go. She says even sunscreen itself is far from perfect.

"The basic thing is sunscreen is not a perfect sun screen. Shade, hats, clothing are better than sunscreen," Dr. Collier said.

Dr. Johnson says he's not sure if his drinkable sunscreen can be found in Oklahoma yet, but you can buy it on his website by clicking here.
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