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Talc

What-it-does: absorbent/mattifier
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 1

Details

Talc is the major component of most powder makeup products (think face powder, eyeshadows, and blushers) that usually contain it up to 70%. Its two winning properties that make it very suitable for this role is its outstanding spreadability for a smooth application and its low covering power, aka translucency to avoid clown-like effects.

Chemically speaking, it is a clay mineral (hydrated magnesium silicate) that is mined in several countries. The drawback of mined minerals is potential impurities and the version used in cosmetics has to be white (not gray like cheaper grades), free from asbestos, sterilized and have thin plates for a maximum slip. 

Products with Talc

Airspun Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder Antonym Baked Foundation Beaute basics Lavish Foiled Eyeshadow Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Catrice Precious Pigments Loose Eyeshadow 010 Moondust Clinique Eye Shadow, Pinks Club Cosmetics Yuagari Suppin Powder CoverGirl Clean Classic Color Blush CoverGirl Clean Matte Clean Matte Pressed Powder CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder CoverGirl Trublend Minerals Loose Powder Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact Illamasqua Powder Blusher Ishizawa - Shigaisen Yoho Uv Powder 4+ Kiss New York Pro Touch Powder Foundation Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Foundation Laura mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Maybelline Master Fix® Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette NYX Hot Single Eyeshadow NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow Palladio Dual Wet And Dry Foundation Palladio Rice Powder Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Tarte Lette Toasted UNT Cosmetics Perfectly Matte Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Collection In Comfort Zone innisfree Mineral Ultrafine Pact singuladerm Xpertsun Brocha Perfection Light Spf 50 5Gr Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Enzymatic Powder Essence My Must Haves Eyeshadow Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder Missha Color Fix Eye Primer Payot Pate Grise Purifying Care Vichy Dermablend Coverstick Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Foundation Stick Wardah Lightening Two Way Cake Light Feel Spf 15 ZO® SKIN HEALTH Zein Obagi Sülfür Mask Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Guinot Pure Balance Cream KIKO Make Up Skin Tone Concealer Mario Badescu Healing And Soothing Mask Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask