Did you know
- Talc is the softest mineral on Earth.
- In addition to beauty and body care, talc is also used in toothpaste, chewing gum, aspirin and many other consumer products.
- The use of talc in beauty and body care dates all the way back to ancient Egypt.
In our products
We continue to use talc in our products like JOHNSON’S baby powder because decades of science have reaffirmed its safety. Because of its safety and effectiveness, we confidently include pharmaceutical grade talc in our products. Your trust in our products and your confidence using them every day is a huge responsibility—that’s why we only use ingredients in our products deemed safe by the latest science.
Science, research, clinical evidence and 30 years of studies by medical experts around the world continue to support the safety of cosmetic talc. Health authorities in the U.S. and around the world have reviewed the data. Talc is accepted for use in many countries around the world, including the United States, European Union, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Israel, South Africa, Turkey, and Indonesia.
When you read a new study or expert opinion, it’s easy to be swayed one way or another. We take any questions about our product’s safety seriously and as a result have dug deep into the evidence and science on talc.
Learn More *
- U.S Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm
- Gertig, Prospective Study of Talc Use and Ovarian Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Nurses Health Study: http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/3/249.full
- Neill, Use of talcum powder and endometrial cancer risk, Cancer Causes and Control: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10552-011-9894-5
- National Toxicology Program: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2004-05-19/pdf/04-11359.pdf
* No endorsement, approval, association, or sponsorship of Our Safety & Care Commitment by the organization listed is stated or implied.