The smell of sunscreen conjures memories of lazy afternoons sipping Caipirinhas on a beach, barbecues in the backyard, and Saturdays watching your heroes at the ballpark. The taste of sunscreen conjures the memory of a childhood mistake that led to gagging and a lot of tongue-wiping.
But now, to take the hassle out of slathering on the SPF, there's a sunscreen formula you can actually drink. That's right: Simply down about a half teaspoon (2 milliliters) of Harmonized H2O UV, developed by Osmosis Skincare, with 2 ounces of water every four hours and you'll fend off approximately 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays.
On the company's website, founder Dr. Ben Johnson -- who sports his own healthy glow -- claims the product "is an ideal form of sun protection because it promotes tanning and is broad spectrum". He explains if the proper dosage is taken an hour before sun exposure, the resulting reaction will "cancel approximately 97 percent of the UVA and UVB rays before they even hit your skin. This results in coverage for approximately three hours".