Here’s How To Earn Extra Cash And Try New Products Before They Hit Stores {New Studies For Babies, Teens, and Adults}

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August is here, and want to know a way to score new products for fall (and earn some extra cash while you’re at it)? At Consumer Product Testing Labs (CPT), you and your family can earn money by trying brand new self-care and beauty products before they go on store shelves. You simply sign up, visit the CPT laboratory to qualify and pick up the product, try it at home, and revisit CPT to report back (your feedback helps shape the final product). The best part is you get to test stuff you can really use, like moisturizer, self-care treats like bath foam and face primer, and family products like baby shampoo and wipes. With studies updated weekly, you, your kids, and teens can all get in on the testing dates below (and earn money too!) as well as sign up for future ones. Read on to learn more about CPT and how they’re taking action to keep their panelists and staff safe with state-mandated operating guidelines. And be sure to check back here each week for updates.

Featured Image Photo: Istock/ariwasabi

Here are CPT’s newest must-know trials

With studies available for women, men and kids, CPT is easy to sign up for and do. Click on the links for more in-depth details about each study, and keep in mind the initial visit determines if you qualify. Also, good to note: The studies change frequently, and they are constantly posting new ones, so be sure to like CPT’s Facebook page for daily updates and recent studies. When you’re ready to commit, check in with them to determine if the study you want is still available. You can also give them a call to make an appointment for getting qualified to become a panelist and be notified of the latest studies since they’re always taking new people to sign up and test products. And CPT has implemented multiple precautionary and safety procedures: These include wearing a face mask, limiting the number of panelists onsite at a time, arriving 15 minutes early to your scheduled appointment, a temperature pre-check, 6-feet spacing throughout the building, and more (see below), so you can feel confident that you will be safe while visiting. FYI—Sunscreen products are tested in their photobiology laboratory, and all take-home studies pay $30 and up depending on the number of visits and how long the study lasts.

STUDIES FOR BABIES, KIDS, AND TEENS

Baby Shampoo & Wash Study for males and females ages 6 months to 6 years. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. New dates will be coming soon; call 973-435-7551 to sign up now. Payment is $60.

Pediatric Baby Wipe Study for boys and girls ages 3 months to 3 years. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child, and a child’s skin must be perceived to be sensitive. New dates will be coming soon; call 973-435-7551 to sign up now. Payment is $80.

Pimple Patch Study for males and females ages 14-55. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Must have two inflamed pimples and mild to moderate inflammatory acne. New dates will be coming soon; call 973-965-8195 and press 5 to sign up now. Payment is $130.

Acne Treatment Study for males and females ages 13-30. Visits August 12, 26, and September 9 or August 20, September 2, and 17. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Must have two lesions (pimples) to evaluate for redness and dark spots and must have at least mild redness to qualify. Payment is $125.

STUDIES FOR ADULTS

Sunscreen Water Back Studies for males and females ages 18-65. Ongoing appointments, call for an appointment for three visits over three consecutive days. Payment is between $120-$135*. *If this is your first time participating in a water or static study, or it has been more than one year since you participated in a sunscreen study, you will receive an additional $15.
Sunscreen Static Back Studies for males and females ages 18-65. Ongoing appointments for three visits over three consecutive days. Call 973-577-9414 to sign up now. Payment is $75.
Sunscreen UVA Back Studies for males and females ages 18-65/70. Ongoing appointments. Call 973-577-9414 to sign up now. Payment is $90/$120.
Eye Primer Study for females ages 18-45. New dates are coming soon; call 973-435-7551 to sign up now. Payment is $90.
RIPT Study #3 for males and females ages 18-79. Visits July 28-August 18. No visits from August 19-August 30. Mandatory visits August 31, September 1, and 3. Payment is $200.
Micro-Needling Back Study for males and females ages 18-70. Skin types I, II, III, or IV. Visits July 29, 30, August 26, 27, September 23, and 24. A technician will mark two small test sites on your back with a surgical pen if qualified. You cannot participate in another back study at the same time or have diabetes or high blood pressure. Payment is $200.
Face Serum Study A for females ages 18-45. Visits July 29 and August 12, 26. Skin types I, II, III, and IV. Payment is $90.
Face Moisturizer Study for females ages 18-45. Visits July 30 and August 27. Payment is $55.
RIPT Study #4 for males and females ages 18-79. Visits August 2-23. No visits from August 24-September 6. Mandatory visits September 7, 8, and 10. Payment is $200.
Nail Treatment Study for males and females ages 18-79. New dates are coming soon; call 973-435-7551 to sign up now. Must pre-qualify and wear sandals without nail polish. The nail must have discoloring and thickening. Payment is $180.
Photo Allergy Study for males and females ages 18-65. Visits August 2 – 6, August 9 – 13, August 16 – 20, no visits August 21 – 29, and challenge visits August 30 – September 3. Skin Types: I, II, and III. Payment is $300.
Eye Serum Study for males and females ages 18-65. Visits August 3, 17, and 31. Payment is $90.
Face Primer Study for females ages 18-45. Visits August 3, 24, and September 14. Payment is $70.
Night Cream Study for females ages 35-60. Visits August 3, 31, and September 28. You must have self-perceived fine lines (frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet) and wrinkles. Payment is $110.
48 Hour Back Patch Study for ages 18-79. Visits August 3, August 5, and 6. Payment is $45.
Deodorant Evaluation Study for males ages 18-65. Visits August 5 or 12 (soap pickup), 4 same-day visits on August 16 or 23. Payment is $130 or $10 if you do not qualify on the test date.
Facial Setting Powder Study for females ages 18-65. Visits August 6 and September 3. Payment is $60.
Eye Drops Study for males and females ages 18-65. Visits August 6, 20, and September 3. Please no contact lens wearers. Payment is $90.
RIPT Patch Back Exclusive Study for males and females ages 18-65. Visits August 9 through September 3, no visits September 4 through September 22, mandatory challenge visits on September 23, 25 (Saturday), 27, 29, and October 2. Or visits September 8-October 1, no visits October 2-25, mandatory challenge visits on October 26, 28, 30 (Saturday), November 11, and 3. Must have a 30-day rest from all studies. All females must take a pregnancy test at the facility on the first and last day of the study. Patches are removed and replaced by clinical staff at each visit and no other study at the same time. Payment $400.
Day Cream Study for females ages 35-60. Visits August 10, September 7, and October 5. Must have self-perceived fine lines (frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet) and wrinkles. Payment is $110.
Epsom Salt Bath Study for females ages 18-54. Visits August 10 and 24. You will receive an internal and external gynecological examination by a Board-Certified Gynecologist and a separate exam of your arms and legs by a Board-Certified Dermatologist. You must have a bathtub. Payment is $80.
Bath Foam Study for females ages 18-54. Visits August 10 and 24. You will receive an internal and external gynecological examination by a Board-Certified Gynecologist and a separate exam of your arms and legs by a Board-Certified Dermatologist. You must have a bathtub. Payment is $80.
Face Serum Study B for females ages 18-45. Visits August 12, 26, and September 9. Skin types I, II, III, and IV. Payment is $90.
Setting Powder Study for females ages 18-65. Visits August 13 and September 10. Payment is $60.
Adhesive Bandage Study for males and females ages 18-65. Visits August 13, 16, 18, 20. No tattoos on the upper back or shoulder area. Payment is $130.

Future Studies To Come—Call 973-965-8195 and press 5 to get on the list

  • Pediatric Studies: boys and girls ages 3 months to 6 years. Leave your child’s name with the recruitment staff, and new products will be coming soon. If you refer a friend/relative with a new baby 3 months to 4 years and completes the study as their first study, you will receive an additional $20 finder’s fee for Pediatric Studies. 
  • Ask about our Static studies!
  • RIPT Patch Studies start every Monday and Wednesday – males and females: ages 18-79
  • Contact Wearers for Eye Make-Up Studies – females: ages 18-65
  • Acne-Prone Skin Studies – males and females: ages 18-65
  • Eye Sting Study – males and females: ages 18-65
  • Feminine Product Studies – females: ages 18-65
  • Face Products – females: ages 18-45
  • Sunscreen UVA/Static Back Studies ongoing – males and females: ages 18-65/70
  • Refer a friend or relative to participate in a RIPT Patch or Photoallergy Back Study as their first study and receive a $40 finder’s fee when the study is complete.
  • Refer a friend or relative to participate in a water, static, or UVA study as their first study, and you will receive a $20 finder’s fee when the study is complete.
  • Ask about Back Studies

Get started today

Before you sign up, read what other mamas are saying about their experiences with reviewing and earning some extra money, too. When you’re ready, click here to determine what you need to do to become a panelist. If you do not see anything that piques your interest now, you can still register to become a panelist. Stop by CPT to fill out a health profile, and they’ll notify you when a study fits your credentials.

CPT is a global leader in the testing of personal care, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic products. Since 1975, the company has put integrity first and foremost when testing products and creating clinical trials.

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

CPT Safety Measures Statement:

The health of our panelists and staff is our primary concern. Panelists will be contacted to schedule appointments for all studies, including patch tests. You will only be admitted into the facility if you have a scheduled appointment.

Consumer Product Testing℠ Company, Inc. (CPT℠) has implemented a Biosafety and Security Policy. The core objective is to establish sustainable, safe operations for our employees and panelists due to the COVID‐19 pandemic. We based our policy upon analyzing best practices and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Safety Council (NSC), and local and state guidance in New Jersey.

When you arrive at our facility, the new precautionary and safety procedures outlined below will help keep you and our staff safe during these challenging times.
• CPT℠ will be limiting the number of panelists in our facility at any one time.

• While onsite, you will need to adhere to social distancing protocols. You will be asked to remain 6 feet apart from one another when in any waiting area. Each area will have spacing markers on the floor.

• We ask that you patiently wait your turn and allow more time for your visit due to the social distancing regulations.

• Our security officers will be helping facilitate social distancing and compliance with all safety procedures.

• Before your visit, you will be asked several questions concerning your general health, and you will be required to confirm those answers when you visit the facility. Any panelist exhibiting signs of COVID‐19 will not be scheduled for a clinical trial and will be turned away from our facility should they appear.

• Panelists will be required to keep your appointment schedules.

• Panelists will be required to arrive at the facility 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Personal items other than identification required for participation will not be allowed in the facility. You may be asked to wait in your car until you are called into the building. 

• Panelists will not be allowed to have anyone accompany them into the facility for their appointment. No children or additional family members.

• Panelists will be required to wear masks that meet minimum standards for their protection and our staff’s safety per the NJ State Mandate and the CPT℠ Biosafety and Security Policy. If the security officers deem that a mask does not meet the minimum standards, you will not be allowed in the building. You must keep the mask on at all times when onsite and in the facility.

• Panelists scheduled for a trial will have their temperature taken for a pass/fail, and any panelist who fails will not be admitted to the facility.

• Panelists admitted into the facility will sanitize their hands before entering the laboratory and again on leaving the facility.

• Panelists shall refrain from touching hard surfaces, such as doorknobs, counters, and benches.

• Panelists shall refrain from using the CPT℠ restrooms. Please plan ahead.

• Panelists will follow all traffic flow patterns established in the building, following the visual cues and staff directions for physical distancing.

• Panelists shall be provided trial documents that need to be read and signed in a container sanitized after each use. Their daily schedule, instructions, and additional study paperwork will be provided in this sealed plastic zip‐lock bag. Each time panelists arrive for their clinical trial, they will return with their trial documents in that sealed plastic zip‐lock bag.

• Panelists shall not loiter in the building but will sanitize their hands on exiting the building immediately upon completing their trial visit.

We want to make all of our panelists feel comfortable when participating in studies at our facility. We will be doing our best to make this a positive experience for all of our panelists. We welcome you to visit our website to see the summary of our policy for participating in a clinical trial, as well as available new studies.


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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.

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