Get Paid For Your Opinion at Consumer Product Testing Company This August

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As a mama, you always want to look out for your family in every way possible. At Consumer Product Testing Company (CPT) in Fairfield, you can get paid for it (yes, we’re serious) just by testing out new products before they even hit the market. New studies come out each month, so you get the opportunity to voice your opinion on what works and what you love—all while helping to shape the products that you and your little ones are using. Read on below to find out how and when you can have a say this August, and check out some more about CPT in our guide here.

Here are some of Consumer Product Testing Company’s must-try trials this August

Foundation with SPF 40 Study

When?

July 30, 3 PM – 5 PM
August 27, 3 PM – 5 PM

July 30, 9 AM – 10:30 AM
August 27, 9 AM – 10:30 AM

How Does it Work? 

After completing an informed consent form, you’ll receive a visual examination of your face by an expert grader, board certified dermatologist or board certified ophthalmologist to see which group study you quality for. If you do qualify for either the MD group study or the expert grader group study, you’ll receive the test material, instructions and a daily diary to document your test material usage. The test material must be used at home for 4 weeks. You must have visible acne and attend both sessions for 45 minutes each in order to participate in the MD group study. Similarly, you have to attend both sessions for 30 minutes each in order to participate in the expert grader group study.

Who Can Do It?

Females, ages 18 – 75

How Much?

$55 – $65, depending on the group you qualify for

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7 or 8.

Facial Gel Cream Study

When? 

August 1, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
August 29, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
September 6, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

How Does it Work?

First, you’ll receive a facial exam by a board certified dermatologist to make sure that you qualify for the study—you can’t have any severe redness, swelling or dryness on your face and you must also have at least one moderate dark spot, hyper-pigmentation or an uneven skin tone. If you do qualify, you’ll receive an 8 week supply of the test material, facial sunscreen, instructions and a daily diary to document your test material usage. After 4 weeks of using the test material, you’ll receive a facial irritation examination by a dermatologist, answer a questionnaire and return your daily diary for review. After another 8 weeks of test material use, you’ll need to return and repeat these steps. You must attend all sessions for 30 minutes each in order to participate.

Who Can Do It? 

Females, ages 18 – 60

How Much?

$75

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7 or 8.

Ingrown Hair Treatment Study

When?

Group 7: August 5, August 6, August 8, August 9, August 12

Call to Make an Appointment During: 8:30 AM – 2:15 PM

Group 8: August 12, August 13, August 15, August 16, August 19

Call to Make an Appointment During: 8:30 AM – 2:15 PM

How Does it Work?

See if you qualify for this study by getting an exam of your bikini line by a registered nurse—at least one ingrown hair must be present in order to start. If you qualify, you’ll receive the test material, instructions and a daily diary to document test material usage. After days 1, 3, 4, 7 of using the test material, you’ll get the ingrown hair and surrounding area evaluated by a registered nurse. You’ll return your test material and completed daily diaries, as well as take a final questionnaire, at your final visit. You must attend all visits to participate, and call in advanced to schedule an appointment during the designated block of time.

Who Can Do It?

Females, ages 18 – 60

How Much?

$75

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7 or 8.

Mascara Study

When? 

August 6, 2 PM – 4 PM
September 3, 2 PM – 4 PM

How Does It Work?

First, receive an eye examination by a board certified ophthalmologist to see if you qualify. If you do, you’ll receive the test material, instructions and a daily diary. Use the test material at home for 4 weeks. At your final visit, you’ll receive a final eye examination once again — be sure not to wear any eye makeup to your visits, but if you are a contact wearer, be sure to wear your contacts. You must attend each session for 20 minutes in order to participate.

Who Can Do It?

Females, ages 18 – 65

How Much? 

$55

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363 and press 5 or 7.

Facial Moisturizer Study

When?

August 7, 1 PM – 5 PM
September 4, 1 PM – 5 PM

How Does it Work?

After receiving an facial exam by an expert grader for qualification, you’ll get the test material, instructions and a daily diary. You’ll be instructed to use the test material at home for 4 weeks. When you return for your second visit, you will receive final examinations by the expert grader and answer a questionnaire. Please don’t wear any face, eye or lip products to the testing facilities. You must attend each session for 30 minutes each in order to participate. 

Who Can Do It?

Females, ages 18 – 45

How Much?

$55

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363, and press 7 or 8.

Facial Creme Study

When?

August 8, 11 AM – 1 PM
September 5, 11 AM – 1 PM
October 3, 11 AM – 1 PM

How Does it Work?

You’ll receive a facial exam by a board certified dermatologist to see if you qualify for this study—if you have noticeable redness, swelling or dryness, you may not qualify. But you can do the study if you have hyper-pigmentation, or an uneven skin tone. Once you get the okay, you’ll receive an 8 week supply of the test material, a facial sunscreen, use instructions and a daily diary to document your test material usage. After 4 weeks of using the test material, you’ll return to the facility for an irritation examination of the face by a dermatologist. You must attend all 30 minute sessions in order to participate.

Who Can Do It?

Females, ages 18 to 60

How Much?

 $75

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team at 973 – 808 – 7363 and dial 5, 7 or 8.

Facial Tonic Study 

When?

August 8, 9 AM – 11 AM
September 5, 9 AM – 11 AM
October 3, 9 AM – 11 AM

How Does it Work?

First, receive a facial exam by a board certified dermatologist. You must have at least one moderate dark spot, hyper pigmentation or an uneven skin tone to participate. If noticeable redness, swelling or dryness is observed, you won’t be able to participate. If you do qualify, you will receive an 8 week supply of the test material, a facial sunscreen, instructions, and a daily diary to document your test material usage. After 4 weeks of using the test material, you’ll return for a facial irritation exam by a dermatologist, answer a brief questionnaire and return your daily diary. After another 8 weeks of test material usage, subjects will return for a final irritation exam of the face. You must attend each session for 30 minutes in order to participate.

Who Can Do It? 

Females, ages 18 – 65

How Much?

$75

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363 and Press 5, 7 or 8.

Microneedling Study

When? 

August 6, 1 PM – 4 PM
August 7, 1 PM – 5 PM
September 3, 1 PM – 5 PM
September 4, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
October 1, 1 PM – 5PM
October 2, 9:30 PM – 10:30 AM

How Does it Work? 

First, report to the facility with freshly cleansed skin, without lotions, creams, oils, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume, or sunscreen applied to their back and receive an examination of their back by a Board Certified Dermatologist. If you qualify, two 4 cm x 4 cm test sites will be demarcated on your back using a surgical pen. A technician will generate a template needed for future visits. The Dermatologist, assisted by a Registered Nurse, will then complete the microneedling procedure, topical test material application, and Clindamycin Phosphate application. You must attend all visits to participate, and call in advanced to schedule an appointment during the designated block of time.

Who Can Do It?

Females and males, ages 18 – 65

How Much? 

$200

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363, and press 7 or 8.

12 Week Anti-Aging Product Study

When?

August 12, 9 AM – 12 PM 
August 19, 9 AM – 1 PM

September 30, 9 AM – 1 PM
November 11, 9 AM – 1 PM

How Does it Work? 

First, report with a pre-washed face (wash at home), without moisturizer, makeup, or jewelry (earrings or necklace) and then you’ll complete an Informed Consent Form, a Photographic Release Form and a Medical History Form to determine initial qualification. An Expert Grader will visually evaluate your face for redness, swelling, dryness, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. To qualify, you must have at least mild wrinkles and uneven skin tone, however you cannot have more than moderate redness, dryness, or swelling. You’ll be provided with a cleanser and moisturizer, and then required to use this specified facial cleanser and facial moisturizer twice daily and exclusively throughout the trial. A Conditioning Phase daily diary will be provided to each subject to document each cleansing and moisturizer application. At your second visit, your evaluations will be repeated and your daily diary will be reviewed. You’ll then wash your face and equilibrate in an environmentally-controlled room for at least 30 minutes. After equilibration, a Bio instrumentation technician will capture baseline 2D and 3D images of your face, take skin elasticity measurements of each subject’s right or left upper cheek, and skin moisture measurements of either the right or left outer corner of your eye. You’ll again receive the test material, a daily diary, and instructions for use. The first application of the test material will take place at the Testing Facility under clinical supervision. You may continue using their regular facial makeup products, however you shouldn’t introduce any new cosmetic, toiletry, or personal care product during the course of the trial. After 6 weeks and then 12 weeks respectively, you’ll return and the process will be repeated, a final image capture and skin measurement taken, daily diary returned, and a final questionnaire taken. 

Who Can Do It? 

Females, ages 45 – 65

How Much? 

$180

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363 and Press 5 or 7.

Sunscreen Studies

RIPT Patch Back Studies

When?

Studies are ongoing, every Monday & Wednesday:
August 5
August 7
August 12
August 14
August 19
August 21
August 26

If you do choose to participate, the mandatory dates are also: 
September 10
September 11
September 13

How Does it Work?

Products will be applied continuously over the course of 5.5 weeks, under closed or open patches like Band Aids. Generally, multiple products are tested on a person’s back to demonstrate that products or ingredients have no direct, immediate, irritating or long-term reactions on the skin during the course of this study.

Who Can Do It?

Females and males, ages 16 – 79

How Much?

$200

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 7.

UVA Studies (Sunscreen Dept)

When? 

This study is ongoing, so check in with CPT Labs, as study times change each week

8 AM, 10 AM, and 1 PM

How Does it Work? 

Sunscreen product will be applied to your back, and then your back will be exposed to UV light for approximately 2.5 – 3.5 hours, to see how the sunscreen product reacts to UVA rays. The site on the back will be evaluated 3 times during the course of the day. Visits for this study usually last approximately 5.5 to 8.5 hours.

Who Can Do It?

Females and males, ages 18 – 70

How Much?

$85 – $135

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7 or 8.

Sunscreen Static Back Study – 3 day study

When?

This study is ongoing, so check in with CPT Labs, as study times change each week

Appointment Times: 8 AM – 5 PM

How Does it Work? 

The purpose of this study is to estimate the efficacy of a sunscreen test material by determining its SPF Value. Sunscreen product will be applied to your back. Subjects will have their backs exposed to UV Light for the appropriate amount of time depending on the estimated SPF of the product. Cannot be tan, have sunburn or tanning.

Who Can Do It?

This study is for males and females, ages 18 years to 70 years old.

How Much?

$75 – $80

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7 or 8.

Sunscreen Water Back Study

When?

This study is ongoing. Be sure to check in with CPT Labs, as study times change each week. Appointment times are between 8 AM – 12 PM.

How Does it Work? 

First, a sunscreen product is applied to your back. You’ll then have your back exposed to a UV light lamp for the appropriate amount of time, depending on the estimated SPF of the product. Afterward you’ll head into the water tub, with a comfortable temperature, for 20-40 minutes each and then directed to return to the UV light. This process is repeated.

Who Can Do It?

Females and males, ages 18 to 65

How Much?

$120 – $135

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7, or 8.

Photo Allergy Sunscreen Study

When? 

July 29 through August 16
August 26 through August 30

How Does it Work?

Throughout the study, you’ll report to the photobiology lab for five days each week, for a total of 20 visits, in a five-week period. During weeks 1 – 3, you’ll be patched — then 24 hours after patching, you’ll have your patches removed and your back exposed to the UV light. This procedure will be repeated twice weekly. There will be a rest period during the fourth week, and on the fifth week, the process will be repeated again. You’ll then return for visual readings, 24, 48 and 72 hours later.

Who Can Do It? 

Females and males, ages 18 – 65

How Much?

$250

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for this study and make your appointment, please call the CPT team at 973-808-7363, and press 5, 7 or 8.

Microneedling Study

When? 

August 6, 1 PM – 4 PM

August 7, 1 PM – 5 PM

September 3, 1 PM – 5 PM

September 4, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

October 1, 1 PM – 5PM

October 2, 9:30 PM – 10:30 AM

How Does it Work? 

Receive an initial examination of your back by a board certified dermatologist. If you qualify, the dermatologist will mark two test sites on your back with a surgical pen. The dermatologist, along with a registered nurse, will then complete the microneedling procedure, topical test material application and Clindamycin Phosphate application. You must attend all visits to participate, and call in advanced to schedule an appointment during the designated block of time.

Who Can Do It?

Females and males, ages 18 – 65

How Much? 

$200

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363 and press 7 or 8.

12 Week Anti-Aging Product Study

When?

August 12, 9 AM – 12 PM

August 19, 9 AM – 1 PM

September 30, 9 AM – 1 PM

November 11, 9 AM – 1 PM

How Does it Work? 

First, you’ll complete an informed consent form, photographic release form and a medical history form to determine qualification. If you do qualify, an expert grader will evaluate your face—you must have mild wrinkles or an uneven skin tone to participate, but you cannot have more than moderate facial redness, dryness or swelling. Throughout the trial, you’ll use a specified facial cleanser and facial moisturizer twice daily and keep track of each application in a conditioning phase diary. At the second visit, the evaluations will be reviewed, you will undergo equilibration and get 2D and 3D images taken of your face—along with skin measurements. This process will be repeated, so after 6 weeks and then 12 weeks, the trial is complete. 

Who Can Do It? 

Females, ages 45 – 65

How Much? 

$180

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up for this study, please call the CPT team 973-808-7363 and Press 5 or 7.

Future studies include a pediatric diaper study, for boys and girls ages 3 months to 3 years, and a diabetic study for males & females. Be sure to check back with CPT for more details.

Get started today!

Ready to sign up for a study at CPT? Click here to get started. See what other mamas are saying about their experiences with reviewing and earning some extra money at CPT, too.

Don’t see a study that interests you right now? Register to become a panelist and you will be notified when a study fits your credentials by stopping by CPT to fill out what is called a Health Profile. This information will be entered into the system so that you are ready to start testing when you see a study you are interested in.

CPT is a global leader in the testing of personal care, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic products. From 1975, the company has put integrity first and foremost when testing products and creating clinical trials. The laboratory is located in Fairfield, New Jersey.

To learn more about CPT and how you can participate, visit their website and Facebook page.

This post is sponsored by Consumer Product Testing, a company dedicated to providing safe and ethical studies for you and your family.

Consumer Product Testing Company
70 New Dutch Lane
Fairfield, New Jersey 07004
Phone: (973) 359-5879


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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.

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