Make Extra Money Trying New Products Before The Holidays With CPT


With the holiday season approaching fast, now is the perfect time to make some extra cash and try something new. At Consumer Product Testing Labs (CPT), you and your family can sample brand new self-care and beauty products before they go on store shelves and earn extra money while doing it (just in time for the holiday spending crunch). 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, makeup goodies like mascara, and family products like baby shampoo and oil. 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.

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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 preventive 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.


Baby Shampoo & Wash Study for males and females ages 6 months to 6 years. New dates will be coming soon; call 973-577-9414 to sign up now. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Payment is $60.

Arm Irritation Study for males and females ages 16-79. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor. Visits are on November 11-12 or 15-16. Payment is $30.

Pediatric Body Oil Study for males and females ages 2 months to 5 years. Visits November 17 and December 15. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Payment is $60.


URGENT NEED Sunscreen Water Back Studies for males and females ages 18-65. Ongoing appointments, call for an appointment for three visits over three consecutive days. Skin types I, II, and III. Call 973-577-9414 to sign up now. 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 water/static study, you will receive an additional $15.
Sunscreen Static Studies for males and females ages 18-65. Ongoing appointments for three visits over three consecutive days. Skin types: I, II, III. 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. Skin types: II, III, and IV. Payment is $90/$120.
Skin Firming Chest Cream Study for females ages 35-75. Must come in to pre-qualify please call the recruitment staff for times and must have mild crepiness on face, neck, and upper chest and hands. Call 973-435-7551 to sign up now; new dates are coming soon. Payment is $175, $10 if you do not qualify on the October 25 visit.
Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer Study for females ages 35-65. Visits Group 4: November 10, 17, 24, December 1. Participants must come in to pre-qualify and call the recruitment staff for times and they must have noticeable facial skill dullness and coarse/uneven skin texture. Skin Types I, II, III. Payment is $120, $10 if not qualified by the second visit.
RIPT Patch Back Study for males and females ages 18-79. Visits November 10-December 3, no visits from December 4-13, mandatory challenge visits December 14, 15, 17; or visits November 15-December 8, no visits December 16-19, mandatory challenge visits December 20, 21, 23. Payment is $200.
Lash Growth Mascara Study for females ages 18-65. Visits November 19 and December 17. You cannot wear false eyelashes or eyelash extensions. Payment is $60.
One Day Mascara Study for females ages 18-45. Visits choose either November 22 or 23 with 3 visits in 1 day.  Payment is $90.
Exclusive RIPT Patch Back Study for males and females ages 18-65. There are visits from November 29 – December 22, no visits from December 23-January 12, and mandatory visits on January 13, 15 (Saturday), 17, 19, 21. 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 the clinical staff at each visit—no other studies simultaneously. Payment is $400.
Facial Cleanser Study for males and females ages 18-45. Visits December 2, 3, 9, 30. Must have mild to moderate acne, and males must be clean-shaven. Payment is $150.

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 three months to 4 years and complete 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
  • Feminine Product Studies – females: ages 18-65
  • Facial Studies for Beards and Shaving Products Studies – males: ages 18-80
  • Eye Product for Contact Wearer Studies – females: ages 18-65
  • Face Products: females: ages 18-65
  • Refer a friend or relative to participate in a RIPT 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.

The new precautionary and safety procedures outlined below will help keep you and our staff safe during these challenging times when you arrive at our facility.
• 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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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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