Talc - A Smooth Criminal


Talc is a mineral in clay and other sedimentary rocks like soapstone. It is a slippery, soft and smooth to the touch. Mined underground, sometimes veins of asbestos are found in Talc deposits, leading to concerns of cross-contamination.

Can be listed on packaging as: Talcum Powder, Talcum, Cosmetic Talc, Magnesium Silicate



Pharmaceutical, Industrial, and Commercial Uses of Talc

  • Cosmetics: Lipstick, Mascara, Face Powders, Blush, Eyeshadow, Foundation. It’s added to absorb moisture and for smooth application.
  • Used in Food Processing to make supplements, pills, gum
  • Also Found in Crayons and Toys
  • Baby Powder



Talc is found in many baby powders, and pediatricians warn against using it because the risk of infants inhaling it, leading to coughing, choking, respiratory illness and even damage the lungs. Think of the health effects it’s causing on moms and dads changing diapers…. Especially if the talc used in the product was extracted from an asbestos-contaminated deposit.


Currently, Talc is not banned by the FDA in cosmetics. There are no regulations put in place. Faith is put in brands to make the right decisions when creating products. Kind of scary thinking personal health is in the hands of powers creating products solely for commercial gains.

This is why we do what we do here at withSimplicity. It’s our mission to create products that aren’t only safe for you, but safe to use around and on your children. 

So no need to worry! We don’t use Talc in any of our products!

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