Inside-out beauty – Harmonized water with SPF capability

Alys Beach

Autumn on the beach

My skin doesn’t know how to behave in the sun.  I ran across this product and although it sounds too-good-to-be-true, I tried it.

Harmonized H20 UV Neutralizer is a supplement that has frequencies imprinted on water molecules that cancel out UV radiation by delivering these radio frequencies to the cells in the skin using water as a carrier. I don’t understand the actual science, but according to the Harmonized H2O website, “The frequencies we use have been determined by a proprietary math formula that allows us to reverse engineer most substances to determine their actual vibrational rate. We then imprint these frequencies on water molecules by forming standing waves (waves that pulse from rest).”

The molecules vibrate on your skin in such a way that, according to Ben Johnson, MD, the formulator and creator of Osmosis Skincare, “cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays before they even hit your skin”.  Sun protection from the water is equivalent to SPF 30 and lasts about 3 hours, depending on the angle of the sun and the time of day.  Take 2 ounces of  UV Protection Water in another 2 – 4 ounces of water an hour before going out in the sun or tack on another 30 minutes if you take it with food.  Dr. Johnson states, “for some people, the effects can be continued throughout the day by simply repeating the dose after three hours.” 

Be aware that medications you take, even ibuprofen, can cause photosensitivity – and the harmonized water will likely not work for you.  Click here for a list of sun-sensitizing medications.  Also, do a skin check by taking the harmonized water as indicated and leave a small body part such as an arm or foot exposed in the sun for an hour.  And last, but not least, exercise that increases your heart rate over 100 bpm for more than 30 minutes will utilize the imprinted frequencies and another dose will be needed (and wait another hour) to start the process again.  

Update June 4, 2014:

My husband held his tongue during his inward eyeroll at my “one body part exposure” experiment on the nape of my neck during an hour in Texas 9 am sun.  Although this is a very cool idea, I was very sunburned as a result of my test patch.