Jessica’s Lab Report: Learn about Talc


Talc is a mineral substance that is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products. Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Some talc may contain the known carcinogen asbestos, a substance reported to cause cancers when inhaled or absorbed.

Jessica says “Please look for talc-free baby powder, like California Baby Calming Organic Non-Talc Powder, which soothes and pampers sensitive skin with super luxurious certified organic corn and tapioca starches and pure organic essential oils of French Lavender, Tea Tree & Clary Sage.  U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) quality kaolin clay and sodium bicarbonate work together to absorb moisture to keep skin dry, cool and comfortable.”


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