Founded in 2008, Florida Skincare Testing began as a clinical laboratory under the name Florida Suncare Testing, Inc. Today, the company’s broad scientific scope provides independent analytical and clinical examination for the OTC, cosmetic, personal care, and protective clothing industries.

The 11,500-square foot, specially designed facility – located at 101 N. Bay Street, Bunnell, Florida – provides ample capacity to accommodate fast customer service and room to grow. The building itself has a rich history. Known as the Bunnell State Bank Building, it was originally constructed in 1917 and is listed in the U.S. Nation Register of Historic Places.

Florida Skincare Testing has an extensive list of instruments and equipment to perform all testing under strict GMP standards. FST is registered with the Food and Drug Administration pursuant to part 207 of Title 21, US Code of Federal Regulations.

This technical equipment requires highly skilled associates. With decades of directly relevant experience, Florida Skincare Testing’s professionals are the key to its fast and accurate research. The management team takes great pride in the lab’s high performance and appreciates each scientist’s contribution.



Management Team

Management Team

Our Mission

"To provide the fastest customer service at a competitive price while maintaining the highest standards in skincare research." 

Quality Standards

Meticulous recordkeeping is central to any laboratory’s credibility. Florida Skincare Testing Quality Assurance exceeds the compliance to CGMP/GLP regulations. 

Service Commitment

Serving the sponsors is the primary focus. On-time performance and open communication channels build long professional relationships. 

Safety

The safety of FSTI’s scientists and panelists is a top priority. High standards coupled with attentive behavior keeps the entire operation healthy. 

Confidentiality

All assessments are kept strictly confidential. Each customer can rest assured that no insight is shared with others unless specifically requested in writing. 

Integrity

Strict protocols are followed with every test – analytical and clinical. No shortcuts or questionable business practices.

Dennis Lott
Sherriel Wallace
Kathy Furka
Marianita Ravelo
Kimberly Thorze
 

Dennis Lott
President

Sherriel Wallace
Research Laboratory Director

Kathy Furka
Analytical Research Manager

Marianita Ravelo
Microbiology Research Manager

Kimberly Thorze
Clinical Research Manager

 
Jeffrey Parks, MD
Jack Surrette
Chris Gerlach
Cathy Blackman
 

Jack Surrette
Director

Jeffrey Parks, MD
Dermatologist

Cathy Blackman
Director

Chris Gerlach
Director