Today, you are just told that using talc, the main ingredient in baby powder and dusting powder
, is dangerous to your health.
Masterclass: Make-up expert Peter Camburn at work Elizabeth Arden antiageing serum (right), Pretty dusting powder
(top) and Pretty perfume (above)
A new hazard of cornstarch, an absorbable dusting powder
. J Emerg Med.
Absorbable Dusting Powder
USP used in gloves is cornstarch containing 20 g/kg magnesium oxide .
For example, there are chemicals in fingerprint ink and dusting powder
that can be carcinogenic, Johnson notes.
"And my wife has this big can of dusting powder
she got for Christmas...."
Floris China Rose Silken Dusting Powder
, EUR36 (0044 845 www.florislondon.com) A gorgeous finely milled body powder with added natural silk to leave skin smooth, fragrant and with a slight sheen - perfect for your shoulders and cleavage.
Included in the range is eau de toilette and parfum, soap, body cream, shower gel, moisturiser and dusting powder
. See www.florislondon.com for details.
The Bronnley and RHS Floral Collection includes a luxurious range of beauty products such as soaps, body balm, hand & nail cream and dusting powder
Lulu Guinness's Luxurious Dusting Powder
, pounds 36 from Hqhair (www.hqhair.com), and Taste Powdered Sugar Deliciously Kissable Body Shimmer, pounds 27 from Hqhair and Pout ( (0207) 379-0379, www.pout.co.uk ( are indulgent buys, while Pout's Shimmer Dust, pounds 14, and Beauty Babes Dusting Powders
in Yummy Strawberry Shortcake, Wicked White Chocolate And Mint, and Scrummy Raspberry Pavlova, pounds 7.99 for three, from Superdrug, are bargain finds.
Try Marks & Spencer's Divine Glamour Decadent dusting powder
, pounds 12; Dessert Beauty's Taste body shimmer scented with vanilla, white chocolate and coconut cream, pounds 27 (call 0800 849 2063); and Urban Decay's luscious Gingersnap body powder, pounds 18 from Boots and Debenhams.