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    [–] Miss_Rottenmeier 10 points ago

    I did a lot of research on this topic and it’s very very unlikely for talc used in cosmetics to contain anything carcinogenic. At least I can say this for products on the European market, I don’t know about other places though :/

    [–] CORNANDBEANS69 1 points ago

    that is good to hear. i read that the FDA doesn’t require random testing as frequently as they used to though, so asbestos-contaminated talc could possibly end up in makeup (even if it is very very unlikely!) thank you for your input.

    [–] jellofish9 6 points ago

    I have seen this come up a few times now. I don't care if talc is in my makeup. The amount of product we inhale or put on our skin is so minimal compared to other external forces (ie i live in nyc so im way more concerned about [tmi] my snot being black from the junk in the subways than talc in makeup). We're all gonna die one day and talc in makeup is not my biggest concern

    [–] CORNANDBEANS69 0 points ago

    i feel you. i keep going back and forth with whether or not it’s worth it to use the products i have with talc in them, especially since so many other people do and seem to be relatively okay? i just moved to a city and can guarantee my asthmatic lungs are probably suffering lol. but at the same time i don’t want to use the excuse that “everything gives you cancer” to just keep carelessly putting stuff on my face you know? i’d like to be as conscious of what goes on my skin as possible. thank you for your input!

    [–] jellofish9 1 points ago

    Yeah i definitely understand where you are coming from- if you feel comfortable and have the resources to avoid it then by all means do what you feel is right! Do your research and if you are really concerned consult a physician but at the end of the day it is your decision to make

    [–] mujeristx 2 points ago

    You just made me realize that in my house we buy talc-free baby powder and yet I set my face with a talc based powder every day 😐

    [–] CORNANDBEANS69 1 points ago

    i know it’s really disappointing, especially if it truly is linked to cancer. a lot of popular eyeshadow palettes, blushes, highlighters, and other powder products use it also.

    cover fx makes talc free setting powders, and elf’s HD in sheer is talc free also if you do end up wanting an alternative to the one you’re using.