So what can consumers do?
Reach out to your favourite brand and ask them what they know about their supply chain. Hold brands accountable by reaching out to the human resources department, spreading awareness on social media or investing your money in beauty products that are sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty-free (for animals and people).
Here at CocoDRY, Founder Amanda K. made a conscious choice to NOT include mica or talc in our award-winning fake tan drying powder.
According to ConsumerNotice.org, "While baby powder is probably the best known talc product, talc is also a common ingredient in many cosmetics, including eye shadow, blush, foundation and face powders."
"Talc is added to makeup to absorb moisture and provide a soft, silky texture so it spreads on more easily. It also prevents caking and gives makeup its opaque finish. Talc is also a common ingredient in deodorants, dry shampoos and other personal care products.....But talcum powder can be toxic if it’s inhaled, and it’s also been linked to cancer. You and your family can avoid these potential dangers by using a talc-free substitute."
According to CocoDRY Founder Amanda, "The beauty and cosmetics industry is changing, in a good way. There is more transparency around where and how ingredients are sourced and it is up to brands to decide what to do with that information. I'm a firm believer that beauty doesn't need to cost someone's health or the environment."
Learn more about going talc free here.