Union, New Jersey

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Ultraviolet Light Sensitivity Studies

Study Number: PT

Study Location: 

Union Research Center: 2497 Vauxhall Rd., Union, New Jersey 07083
Start Date: Spring 2023
Compensation: $90


Male and Female


18 - 70 years of age

Skin Type:

I, II, III and IV (must be evaluated by staff for approval)

Study Description:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate if the test product(s) cause an allergic-like response (i.e. redness, dryness, tanning, etc.) when applied to your upper back and exposed to a controlled amount of Ultraviolet (UV) light. We will be starting these new studies in Spring 2023! Please take a look at the criteria and study schedule below and if you are interested, complete the fields below and we will call you to be screened. *Note: Submitting an application does not automatically hold your spot on a study.*

Study Requirements:

  • Cannot have any known allergy or sensitivity to cosmetics, fragrances and/or toiletries, including sunscreens, adhesives, topical drugs and/or ultraviolet light.
  • Cannot have pre-existing medical conditions based on self-report (e.g., adult asthma, insulin dependent diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, eczema on the back or more than 6% on the body).
  • Cannot be taking antibiotics, antihistamines or corticosteroids within 14 days prior to study start.
  • Females cannot be pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Cannot have been diagnosed with cancer within the last 5 years.
  • Individuals taking non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antihypertensive drugs, or any drugs with photo-sensitizing potential may not participate.
  • Your back must be protected from sunlight throughout study duration.


Day 1: MondayDay 2: TuesdayDay 3: WednesdayDay 4: Thursday
You will have patches applied to your backYou will sit by UV lampsYou will visit the lab to get your back examined You will visit the lab to get your back examined for a final time then you will be compensated for the study
Visit takes ~5 minutesVisit takes ~20 minutesVisit takes ~5 minutesVisit takes ~5 minutes


Receive $90 upon study completion.

Fill out the fields below to apply!

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All information you provide will be kept confidential, you may be contacted by telephone, and your information may be added to a database.

By applying for this study at our Facility in Union, NJ, you confirm that you are able and willing to travel to its location.

Application Form