Baby Powder made from cosmetic talc is one of JOHNSON’S® iconic products, a longtime part of baby care rituals, and continues to be popular with adults around the world as well. With over 120 years of use, few ingredients have the same demonstrated performance, mildness and safety profile as cosmetic talc.
We wanted to share some facts about talc, to keep you well informed.
- The safety of talc is based on a long history of safe use.
- A frequent misperception is that cosmetic talc contains asbestos. It does not.
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder contains only U.S. Phamacopeial (USP) grade talc which meets the highest quality, purity and compliance standards.
- And with more than 30 years of research by independent researchers, scientific review boards and global authorities, talc is approved as safe for use in cosmetic and personal care products by the European Union, Canada and many other countries around the world. Additionally, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), which identifies potential risk factors for many diseases, has not identified talc as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.
- Since the early 1990s, many research papers and epidemiology studies have evaluated talc and perennial use and these studies have found talc to be safe. In fact, the Nurses’ Health Study (2010) and the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Cohort (2014), the only two large-scale prospective studies looking at talc and ovarian cancer, found no causal relationship between talc and ovarian cancer
On the skin, talc has unique properties enabling it to absorb excess moisture, which also provides a distinct cooling sensation. It can also be useful to prevent chafing.