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Back Patch Tests

lotion-bottles-cropYou come to HRL 15 times. Each visit is about 10 minutes. You can usually come between 8:30 AM and 7:30PM. At the end of the the test we pay you $150. During the test we put patches on your back. The patches are about on inch square. On the patches there are the products we are testing, such as lotions, shampoos, makeup and pieces of tissues.

Click here for details on when the next test is starting or call Lee at 908.810.1160 or email

COVID-19 Update

Due to the current covid-19 situation, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, SGS HRL will temporarily cease conducting tests requiring panelists to come into the lab. This is for the safety of our panelists and staff and to follow Governor Murphy’s recent executive order.

If you are currently participating in a test, you will be contacted by our staff with instructions for visits and payment information. If you have a test at home product, please continue to use it as instructed and complete your Daily Diary. We will do our best to contact each panelist individually to provide further instruction.

At this time, we do not have date for resuming all tests. Please know that we value our relationships with all of our panelists and will miss seeing you in the coming weeks. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Thank you for your participation in our studies. We wish you and your families all the best for your health and safety during this challenging time.