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Outdoor and Specialty Testing

FSTI is a worldwide leader in performing outdoor suncare studies.  Our location is unique for 2 reasons.  One, we are very close to public beaches, and 2 we are at approximately at 29.5 degrees north latitude which provides many months out of each year when the temperature and sun’s intensity are adequate for doing outdoor studies.  We have designed protocols and obtained IRB approval for several different types of tests.  Our proximity to the beach has allowed us to do actual on the beach interviews with beachgoers to determine their product preferences.  A sampling of the type tests we have performed can be seen in two articles published in Cosmetics and Toiletries:   






               Lott D, Testing SPF15-100, Indoor vs Outdoor, Cosmetics and Toiletries Vol. 128, No. 9, 638-647, 2013.

               Lott D, Sun Care Use: Beach Survey, Cosmetics and Toiletries Vol. 128, No. 5, 324-330, 2013.