Seeking volunteers: Do foundations and moisturisers with SPF provide coverage from the sun?

Exciting new research is aiming to assess the coverage of commercially available cosmetics (such as foundations or skin care creams) that include SPF for intermittent sun exposure in indoor workers.

Dr Hacker is seeking staff, 18 years of age or older, who regularly use cosmetic products with SPF 5 or higher on their face such as foundations, moisturisers, or other makeup and face creams.

If you wish to participate and support this research study you will be asked to apply your cosmetic product with SPF to your face as per your regular morning routine and have photos taken of your face using a UV camera at IHBI.

You will be asked to complete a short survey on your skin type and type of SPF products used. You will then be asked to return to have a second photo taken at the end of the working day. After this photo session you will be shown your UV photos and asked to provide feedback in a 5-10 minute audio-recorded interview.

Please view the Participant Information Sheet for further details on the study and how to participate. To register or for more information email

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1800001263).

As a thank-you for your time, a light morning tea will be provided

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