Would You Use Edible Sunscreen?

Deven Hopp

When we started to see sunscreen supplements and even drinkable sunscreens pop up on the market the first thought that rushed through our minds was, “OMG is this what the future looks like?” That thought was quickly followed by, “Wait—that can’t be right.” But regardless of our internal thought process, they’re here. (And we don’t mean sunscreen you can apply to your skin and also eat—like some sort of chocolate lipstick—we mean sunscreen you swallow instead of putting it on your skin.) So the real question is can sunscreen-loathing souls now rejoice in their freedom from slathering on titanium dioxide, or is so-called edible sunscreen more science fiction than actual science?

Keep reading to find out what’s available and whether or not you can really forego slathering on sunscreen!

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