Description: Hydrous natural mineral consisting of silicon, oxygen & magnesium (synonyms: magnesium silicate hydroxide, French chalk, soap-stone, steatite). USP -grade purified to remove other metals as impurities. Fine white & soft powder, faint earthy odor. Insoluble (but well miscible) in water, alcohols & oils. CAS# 14807-96-6.
INCI Name: Talc.
Properties: Filling agent (provides stability & texture), non-gelling thickener, film forming agent (adheres to the skin & repels water), stabilizer of fragrances.
Use: Add as is to formulas (note: incompatible with quaternary ammonium compounds like conditioning surfactants).
Applications: Makeup products (e.g. foundations, face powders, lipsticks, eye shadows, mascara, etc.), soaps, antiperspirants, ointments, shaving creams.
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