FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is SunBurnt®?

SunBurnt is a safe and efficacious treatment for various symptoms of mild and moderate sunburn.

 

Does using SunBurnt mean I don’t need to protect my skin?

No, you should always protect your skin before going out in the sun! SunBurnt is not a sunscreen lotion, it does not have UVA/UVB protection.

Over time, prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation (rays emitted from the sun) can lead to adverse and chronic health effects on the skin, eye and immune system, including sunburn, premature skin aging, cataracts and skin cancer. Here are a few sun protection tips from CITE: Always take precautions when you are exposed to sunlight. You should wear adequate clothing, eye protection and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 daily. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. This should be reapplied every two hours, or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. Newborns should be kept out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.

(Source: Skincancer.org)

 

Are your products regulated by the FDA?

Yes, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulates the manufacturing and distribution of all food, drugs and cosmetics sold in the United States. SunBurnt Advanced After-Sun Gel is regulated as an over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drug by the FDA (NDC# 24330-21006). SunBurnt Daily After-Sun Lotion and SunBurnt Ultra-Hydrating Face Mask are regulated as cosmetics by the FDA.

 

Do I have to remove sunscreen before applying SunBurnt?

We recommend washing off your sunscreen and gently cleaning your skin before applying any SunBurnt product.

 

Can I use SunBurnt on any sunburn?

SunBurnt After-Sun Gel and Daily After-Sun Lotion are only formulated for mild and moderate sunburns, as well as for those times when we get just a little too much sun. We do not recommend using SunBurnt products on serious/severe sunburns. Any sunburn, no matter how mild or severe, is skin damage – so always take appropriate precautions before going out in the sun!

 

What’s the difference between a mild to moderate and a severe sunburn?

The first symptoms of a sunburn usually appear within a few hours after too much exposure to UV light from sunshine or artificial sources, such as sunlamps. Your skin turns pink or red, feels warm or hot to the touch and/or hurts. With a severe sunburn, you can have severe pain, develop swelling and blisters, have a headache, fever, chills and/or fatigue. In case of a severe sunburn, you should always seek medical attention immediately. If you have any questions about the severity of you sunburn, consult your doctor promptly.

Sources: WebMD, Mayo Clinic

 

What should I do if my sunburn symptoms worsen while using SunBurnt or last more than 7 days?

Stop using SunBurnt and contact your doctor.

 

Is SunBurnt safe to use?

SunBurnt is manufactured in the USA under strict safety and clinical manufacturing standards as required by the US Food & Drug Administration. It has been dermatologist- and pediatrician-tested to be non-sensitizing, non-irritating and hypoallergenic. It is paraben-free and does not contain any antibiotics, steroids, or analgesics. We always encourage you to read the list of ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to any ingredient, or discuss with your doctor if you are not sure. An allergic reaction to any topical product can happen, so you should stop using the product if you have an allergic reaction. Please check the label for all information and warnings and use as directed.

 

Can I use SunBurnt on my baby?

Always consult with your physician before giving any medicines to children under two (2) years of age.

 

Can I use SunBurnt when I am pregnant?

As we state in the “Warnings” section of the packaging: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please seek the advice of your physician before using SunBurnt. Take a tube and package with you, so your physician can read the ingredients before making a recommendation.

 

Where can I find the expiration date for my tube of SunBurnt?

You can find the expiration date on the bottom of the box and on the crimped end of every tube.

 

How does SunBurnt work?

Sunburned skin can feel hot, painful, and dry, and lead to peeling. SunBurnt combines natural ingredients that:

  • immediately cool and rehydrate skin
  • help heal sunburned skin
  • help reduce redness and itching

 

What makes SunBurnt different from the other sunburn products in stores?

Many after-sun products contain Lidocaine, a topical anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug, and focus primarily on pain relief. SunBurnt is Lidocaine-free, and:

  •  immediately cools and rehydrates overheated skin
  •  helps heal sunburned skin
  •  reduces redness and itching

SunBurnt contains aloe but is non-sticky and absorbs easily, leaving your skin feeling cool, smooth and refreshed.

 

At what temperature should I store SunBurnt?

We recommend storing SunBurnt at room temperature, between 59 and 86°F.

 

What does the word “Homeopathic” on the SunBurnt After-Sun Gel label mean?

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine developed by a German physician named Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, that has been used in the treatment of disease for over 200 years. Homeopathic products are derived from botanical, mineral or biological substances and are classified as either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medicines. Homeopathic medicines are recognized as being safe, with limited side effects or contraindications.

SunBurnt Advanced After-Sun Gel is classified as a homeopathic product under the US Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act. Its active ingredients, Cantharis vesicatoria 3X, Echinacea angustifolia TINC, and Calendula officinalis TINC, are officially monographed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).

 

What do the suffixes TINC and 3X on to the active ingredient list for SunBurnt After-Sun Gel mean?

SunBurnt After-Sun Gel’s active ingredients are Cantharis vesicatoria 3X, Echinacea angustifolia TINC, and Calendula officinalis TINC. TINC and 3X both refer to the potency/strength of these ingredients. Homeopathic products are believed to be more clinically effective in small concentrations and are therefore typically diluted in a hydroalcoholic solution (combination of alcohol and purified water). The active ingredients in SunBurnt After-Sun Gel are diluted in ethyl alcohol. The potency of homeopathic products is expressed on the product label immediately following the homeopathic ingredient name, either as “TINC” or “MT” (mother tincture), or as a number followed by “X” or “C”. Both TINC and MT mean the product is either a 1X or 1C potency. The number before the X or C refers to how many times the homeopathic tincture was diluted and the X and C indicate the ratio of the dilution (i.e., 1/10 for X and 1/100 for C).

 

Are homeopathic products regulated by the FDA?

Yes. Homeopathy has a long history of use and regulation in the United States. All homeopathic remedies need to meet legal standards for strength, quality, purity, and labeling.

 

Do I need a prescription to purchase OTC homeopathic products?

No. In 1938, Congress passed a law declaring that nonprescription homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same way as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician’s prescription.

 

Do SunBurnt products contain ethyl alcohol?

SunBurnt After-Sun Gel, being a homeopathic product, contains some ethyl alcohol as an essential part of each of its active ingredients. Certain homeopathic active ingredients are manufactured through a specialized process of combining herbal, biological or botanical extracts in a mixture of water and ethyl alcohol to a specific dilution. For example, the active ingredients in SunBurnt After-Sun Gel are a combination of natural extracts (Calendula, Echinacea and Cantharis), ethyl alcohol and purified water. Other than the active ingredients, there is no separate, “added alcohol” in SunBurnt Gel. The product has been dermatologist-tested and found to be non-sensitizing to

Other than the active ingredients, there is no separate, “added alcohol” in SunBurnt Gel. The product has been dermatologist-tested and found to be non-sensitizing to skin. All SunBurnt products are made without any parabens, sulfates, glycols, PEGs, phthalates and dyes.

SunBurnt Daily After-Sun Lotion is Alcohol-free.

 

You said SunBurnt Lotion is alcohol-free, so why is cetearyl alcohol listed in the ingredients?

Cetearyl alcohol is a skin emollient and should not be confused with SD alcohol or ethyl alcohol. Many consumers are concerned about the drying effects of ethyl alcohol, but this is not a concern associated with cetearyl alcohol. You can read more about this, and the FDA’s explanation of “Alcohol Free” here: https://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/Labeling/Claims/ucm2005201.htm.

 

Is alcohol listed as an inactive ingredient in SunBurnt Gel?

The only alcohol contained in SunBurnt Gel is the ethyl alcohol that makes up each active ingredient. Certain homeopathic active ingredients are manufactured through a specialized process of combining herbal, biological or botanical extracts in a mixture of water and ethyl alcohol to a specific dilution. The resulting combination is what comprises an active homeopathic ingredient, and it is not possible to separate this combination without losing the essential nature of the active ingredient. Therefore, to date, our labeling has specified only each single homeopathic active ingredient, in accordance with FDA labeling guidelines and the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. Beginning in 2017, for the sake of providing more clarity to our consumers, we have decided to add “ethyl alcohol” to the list of inactive ingredients on the label.

 

I’m sold! Where can I buy SunBurnt?

SunBurnt is available at Walmart, Walgreens and Rite-Aid stores all over the country, along with many other retailers. Here’s a link to where you can find SunBurnt in stores. You can also order SunBurnt on Amazon!

 

Who makes SunBurnt?

SunBurnt is owned by Welmedix Consumer Healthcare, where we build products and services that empower people to live healthier lives. SunBurnt products are designed, formulated and manufactured entirely in the USA. With the exception of SunBurnt Face Mask, which is manufactured in South Korea. For more information on our amazing team and our other brands, visit www.welmedix.com.