Antioxidant Sunscreen Study


Study Location:

Dallas Research Center: 1801 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 250 Richardson, Texas 75081
  • Must be a nonsmoker.
  • Must be willing to receive UV exposure on the back.
  • Must have general uniform skin color on the lower back.
  • Must be willing to have blood drawn to test for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, and having negative test results for these blood-borne pathogens.
  • Must be willing to have seven 3mm-punch biopsies (a little more than the thickness of a nickel) taken from the lower back.
  • Must NOT have any known atopic skin diseases or neurodermatitis.
  • Cannot have been diagnosed with hepatitis or acute or chronic renal insufficiency.
  • Cannot have a known abnormal responses to sunlight or artificial light sources, known sensitivities to sunscreens, or have been instructed by a physician, pharmacist, or health professional to avoid sunlight because of a medical condition and/or because of drug contraindications.
  • Cannot have a medical history of allergy, hypersensitivity or any serious reaction to local antibiotic and antiseptic, local anesthesia, having any treatment which may affect the blood coagulation and hemostasis (anti-coagulant medications, etc), or a history of healing defects (hypertrophy, keloid scarring, etc).
  • Cannot currently be participating in another study at Stephens, another research facility or doctor’s office
  • Cannot have participated on a study at Stephens, another research facility or doctor’s office that involved:
    • The face for 2 weeks
    • A patch test for 3 weeks
    • An SPF determination/UV exposure study for 2 months
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