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! Every sunburn is skin damage – you should always protect your skin before going out in the sun! SunBurnt is not a sunscreen lotion and 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 (NDC# 24330-21006) and SunBurnt PLUS Pain Relief Gel (NDC# 24330-24001) are regulated as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. SunBurnt After-Sun Gel, SunBurnt Daily After-Sun Lotion and SunBurnt Ultra-Hydrating Face Mask are regulated as Cosmetics.

Do I have to remove sunscreen before applying SunBurnt?

Yes, we recommend removing sunscreen and gently cleaning your skin before applying any SunBurnt product.

Can I use SunBurnt on any sunburn?

SunBurnt products are formulated for mild and moderate sunburn, and all those times when we get just a little too much sun. We do not recommend using SunBurnt products on severe sunburn, which requires prompt medical attention. 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 sunburn 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 and painful to the touch.

Severe sunburns are characterized by severe pain, swelling and blistering, and may be accompanied by a headache, fever, chills or fatigue. In case of a severe sunburn, you should always seek prompt medical attention. 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 quality procedures 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, even with a product you have not experienced an allergic reaction to in the past, so you should stop using a 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.

At what temperature should I store SunBurnt?

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

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

SunBurnt Advanced 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 Advanced 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 SunBurnt products contain alcohol?

Yes, some of SunBurnt’s products include ethyl alcohol as an excipient ingredient. SunBurnt After-Sun Gel and SunBurnt PLUS Pain Relief Gel both contain homeopathic extracts, which are manufactured through a specialized process of combining herbal, biological or botanical extracts in a mixture of water and ethyl alcohol. For example, the homeopathic extracts in the above two products are a combination of natural extracts Calendula, Echinacea and Cantharis, with ethyl alcohol and purified water.

For consumers who may be concerned about the drying effects of alcohol, please note that the two SunBurnt products mentioned above have been dermatologist-tested and doctor-tested to be hypoallergenic and non-sensitizing to skin, and were also shown in a consumer study to increase skin surface hydration immediately, and up to 8 hours after, a single application.

For consumers seeking an alcohol-free option, we suggest trying SunBurnt Daily After-Sun Lotion, which 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. You can read more about this, and the FDA’s explanation of “Alcohol Free” here: https://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/Labeling/Claims/ucm2005201.htm.

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. All SunBurnt products are designed, formulated and manufactured entirely in the USA, with the exception of SunBurnt Ultra-Hydrating Face Mask, which is manufactured in South Korea. For more information on our amazing team and our other brands, visit www.welmedix.com.