Chemical Assays ▫ Microbiology
Suncare Testing ▫ In-Bound Raw Materials Evaluation

Analysis with state-of-the-art instrumentation confirms concentration and purity of many ingredients through validated methods. FSTI microbiology checks preservative effectiveness against bacteria, yeasts and molds. Immediate processing maintains manufacturing efficiency. FDA Critical Wavelength, COLIPA 2011, and ISO 24443 broad spectrum sun protection tests are conducted.



SPF Determination ▫ UVA-PF Determination
Outdoor/Specialty Testing▫Efficacy/Claim Substantiation

Accurate efficacy studies involve perfectly calibrated instrumental measurements and professional clinical assessment.  This research conducted on human panelists confirms a formula’s Sun Protection Factor or substantiates other suncare claims such as water resistance. FSTI also performs specialized trials in outdoor light and “real world” conditions.

About Us


Accuracy ▫ Quality Standards ▫ Service Commitment
Integrity ▫ Safety ▫ Confidentiality  

Founded in 2008, FSTI performs analytical and clinical testing for the OTC, cosmetic, personal care, and protective clothing industries. FDA registered and inspected. With decades of directly relevant experience, the diverse team of professionals provides accurate independent research with remarkable turnaround speed.    

Fast and Accurate Skincare Testing