Are there ingredients in your skin care, hair care and makeup products that are cancer causing? Take a look at one of your beautiful eye shadow palettes or maybe your face powder or powder blush. Go ahead take a look. Do you see talc? Most likely, it's listed right near the beginning of the ingredient list which means there is a significant amount in the product. Remember the Johnson and Johnson talcum powder lawsuits and that it was then recommended that women should stop using body powder's containing talc because women were getting ovarian cancer linked to talc? We switched to cornstarch powder years ago at the salon when we do bikini waxing and body waxing for the safety of our clients. What is Talc? Talc is a clay mineral composed mainly of magnesium, silicon and oxygen that is mined from the earth. Sound safe right? It absorbs moisture and oil, has a soft silky feel, makes makeup products opaque and has anti caking properties. So how can talc cause cancer?