On Channel 5’s Wright Stuff earlier this year, during the newspaper reviews, I came across a product that had been written about by both The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The Telegraph’s headline read; ‘Could this be the first drinkable sunscreen’ and the Daily Mail’s ‘World’s first Drinkable sunscreen goes on sale – and just a teaspoon will offer 3 hours protection’. It certainly grabbed my attention.
As skeptical as I was about this product – the reviews on the company’s website are glowing. I am fanatical about sunscreen and as far fetched as the success of this product seemed, if it worked it would have been my new best friend. I couldn’t, however, find a review from an independent source. I decided to place an order from the USA and put it to the test myself.
The company Osmosis, who makes Hamonized Water H20 UV Neutralizer, claim that if 2ml is consumed an hour before sun exposure, the frequencies that have been imprinted on the water will vibrate on the skin and will cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays before they reach the skin. Founder of the company Ben Johnson claims that although the product will not work for everyone, it will work for over 99% of people. The product is implied to give a sun protection of thirty times – SPF 30.
In the Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare water range there are also waters aimed at hangover cures, organ protection, hormone balance and digestive health. The waters – which all consist of 100% water – have been ‘imprinted with scalar waves’ and the company claim to see approximately 90% effectivity in each category.
When challenged by The British Association of Dermatologists on his range of products Ben Johnson gave the following quote; ‘I know your temptation is to say this is impossible…but every new invention faces tough scrutiny when it flies in the face of traditional science. Please consider testing it yourself that way, at the very least, you can say that you don’t know how it works but it did work rather than assuming it can’t work. Again, we have been selling this for two years and have heard hundreds of testimonials that cannot be otherwise explained.’
I took 2ml of the product in a glass of water. The bottle makes this easy as the pipette is marked with the measurement. It was midday.
After placing a square plaster on my back to keep an area unprotected I covered my body in Loreal Sublime Sun SPF 30. I then removed the plaster, and waited until 1.15pm to go into the sun. I sunbathed on my front for 75 minutes. I was in Faro, Portugal and the temperature was 27 degrees Celsius.
*The photo of my back was taken in the mirror, the plaster was placed towards the upper part of the left side of my back.
I had a clear burn mark in the region that no sunscreen was applied to – the area that had been solely relying on protection from Hamonized Water H2O UV Neutralizer. I had spent less time in the sun than the product suggested I would be able to, and I followed the instructions exactly. I experienced no sunburn on the rest of my body that had been covered with traditional SPF30.
Ben Johnson the company founder could claim that I am in the unlucky 1% that the product doesn’t work for. If anyone else independent has tried this product please do let me know your results in the comments section below this post. My personal belief is that the product is a danger on the market, a total waste of money, and should be treated with caution. I am grateful that I only subjected a small square of my skin to sunburn whilst trialling this product.
It is currently for sale in the UK at http://www.facethefuture.co.uk – a 100ml bottle costing £24.95.
Articles on ‘drinkable suncreen’ from Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare –
The Daily Mail Article
The Daily Telegraph Article
Marie Claire Article