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Talc vs Mica


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#Post 1 of 6 OFFLINE   Hi Im Mandy

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:52 PM

Hello! :) sorry if this has been asked before... I'm in a bit of a rush (im in school right now haha). Well, yesterday I was at Walmart looking to buy Sally Hansen's Cornsilk powder... but I read the ingredients on two similar looking packages... and one had a main ingredient of Talc, while the other had Mica as their main ingredient. I'm not sure which one I should get... What one is worse?


#Post 2 of 6 OFFLINE   ms_sunlight

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 08:18 PM

They're both minerals, silicates. Really, there's not much in it. They're used in cosmetics as "fillers" to make pigment go further and lots of products contain one, the other or both. Neither of them is particularly bad for your skin; neither of them is particularly good for it either. Just buy the powder that looks nicest.
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#Post 3 of 6 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the info ms_sunlight!
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:23 AM

thanks for the info! i didn't know.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:03 PM

Cool! Good question. :)

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:11 PM

Too much of either can be a bad thing. Talc--too pale/ashen, mica--too much sparkle. Look at how high they are on the ingredient listing.
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