Talc in Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetics are products used to enhance or change the appearance of the face, fragrance or the texture of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and body. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds derived from natural sources (such as mechanized talc powder), or may be synthetic or artificial.[1] Cosmetics that are applied to the face to enhance one's appearance are also known as makeup which include items such as lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, blush, highlighter, bronzer. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines cosmetics as "intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions". This broad definition includes any material intended for use as an ingredient of a cosmetic product.
Talc is a pure mineral, odorless and free of toxic from which the finest powders are made up. It is used as a base powder in cosmetic products in an extent that it is used in 80% of cosmetics. The talc used in cosmetics should have the least impurities and no asbestos fibres because asbestos through skin contact can cause Mesothelioma cancer. The natural properties of talc make the texture of the cosmetic material stable, long lasting and waterproof on the skin. Talc also has the ability to absorb oil, moisture and sweat produced by the skin. In addition, talc can act as a good cover for pores and help the skin feel soft and fresh because of its lubricative property. These white grains slip on the skin and easily stick to the skin, but due to its softness, it can be easily removed from the face. Talc powder is used in creams for diluting pigments. This powder is also used in dry shampoo formulas because it absorbs fat.
Talc powder is used in soap powders, detergents and washing powders, baby powders and body powders to stop sweating. White talc powder with lubricative and greasy properties slips on the skin and causes softness. It also prevents excessive sweating. This powder can be used as one of the best natural lubricants and skin protectors and prevents from inflammation and itching. The pleasant odor of talc depends on its pH. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently confirmed that the use of asbestos-free talc in cosmetics is permitted.
The main uses of talc in the cosmetics industry: baby shampoo, shampoo for sensitive hair, baby lotion, baby oil, powder and cream, conditioners, bath capsule, bath salts, bath oil, skin cleanser, mascara, makeup removers, eye shadow, eyeliner, skin lightening cream, cream powder, lipstick, blush, perfumes, hair conditioner, hair shine products, hair curling products, hair keratin products, hair spray, hair conditioners, hair dyes, manicure and pedicure, body and face cream, nail extensions, nail polish, nail polish remover, skin hydration products, mouthwash, oral perfume, toothpaste, foot powder, soap, after shave powder