Here’s How You Can Earn Up To $400 This May (Updated Studies!)


With summer on the horizon, it’s a great time to shake up your routine, so here’s a good idea—try new products and make some money while doing it.  At Consumer Product Testing Labs, you can be paid up to $400 just to try brand new self-care and beauty products and give your feedback (which helps shape the final product before it hits store shelves). And the best part? It’s easy to do. You sign up, then visit the CPT laboratory to qualify and pick up the product, try it at home, and revisit CPT to report back. Each week, there are new studies for the whole family so you can get first dibs on everyday products like lip balm and sunscreen and makeup treats like face powder and eyeshadow. Read on to find out how you, your kids, and teens can test out the latest products and learn more about CPT, as well as how they’re taking actions to keep their panelists and staff safe with state-mandated operating guidelines. And be sure to check back here each week for updates.

Here are CPT’s newest must-know trials

With studies available for women, men and kids, CPT makes it simple to sign up. 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.


Pediatric Cream to Powder Study is for boys and girls ages 6 months to 4 years. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Diaper or pull-up wearers needed. Two visits in two weeks and new dates will be coming soon; call 973-965-8195 and press 5 to sign up now. Payment is $55.

Pediatric Baby Wipe Study is for boys and girls ages 3 months to 3 years. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Parents must perceive a child’s skin as sensitive. Two visits in four weeks and new dates will be coming soon; call 973-965-8195 and press 5 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.

Arm Irritation Study for males and females ages 16-79. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Visits are on May 13 and 14. Washable ink will be applied to your forearm, and you can’t have scars, lacerations, tattoos, or excessive hair in the test site area. Payment is $30.


Concealer (Face) is for females ages 18-65 on May 7, June 3, and June 4. Payment is $70.

RIPT Patch Back Study is for males and females ages 18-79. Visits May 10 through June 30, no visits June 3 through June 14, and mandatory challenge visits on June 15.16 and 18. Payment is $200.
Eye Shadow Study is for females ages 18-65. Contact wearers are needed. Visits are on May 10 and June 7. Payment is $55.
Eye Serum Study is for females ages 18-65. Visits are for May 13 and June 10 or for May 20 and June 17. Payment is $55.
Future Acne Study: is for males and females ages 18-30. The study will be starting on 5/18/2021 with 3 visits— additional dates to be announced. You must have inflammatory facial acne, as well as agree to various protocol restrictions. Can also participate in Arm Studies/Back Studies. Payment $125
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.
Exclusive RIPT Patch Back Study for males and females ages 18-65. Must have a 30-day rest from all studies, and all females are required to take a pregnancy test at the facility on the first and last day of the study. You cannot participate in other studies at the same time. Dates coming soon—Call to leave your name to sign up. Payment is $400.

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

  • Pediatric Diaper Study: boys and girls ages 3 months to 4 years. Leave your child’s name with the recruitment staff, and new products will be coming soon. If you refer a friend/relative who has 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!
  • Pre-Teen/Teen Makeup Study: ages 11-17 for facial cleansers, moisturizers, masks, and more! Get compensated up to $55.
  • RIPT Patch Studies start every Monday and Wednesday
  • Face Studies – females: ages 18-45
  • Acne-Prone Skin Studies – males and females: ages 18-65
  • Eye Product Studies – Contact Wearers – females: ages 18-65
  • Future Hair Color Product – females: more information to come
  • Extremely Dry Lip Study – males and females: ages 18-65
  • Feminine Care Products – females: ages 18-60
  • 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 sunscreen water, static, or UVA study as their first study, and you will receive a $20 finder’s fee when the study is complete

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, with the core objective of establishing 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. Please dress appropriately.

• 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 in accordance with 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 who are 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 that will be 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, and 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 completion of 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.


About Author

Lisa Cohen Lee is a freelance writer, editor, and mom to a tween-age boy based in Summit, NJ. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Glamour, Self, Woman’s Day, O The Oprah Magazine, NY Post, NJ Monthly,,, and Brit + Co, among others. A Garden State native, Lisa is always on the lookout for new local adventures and events to entertain her son and husband. Most days, you can find her chauffeuring her son around town and trolling the coolest coffee houses for #NJMOM fuel.