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    Talc and Acne-Prone Skin
    katieamae posted:
    Hi! I'm 26 and have had oily, acne-prone skin since puberty. I just recently saw a dermatologist, who, aside from prescribing medications, strongly advised me to stay away from make-up products containing talc. Well, I found the list of ingredients in the 3 products I use on my face (concealer, powder, bronzer) and of course all but the concealer list talc as the first ingredient.

    I've never heard that talc exacerbates acne, and I was unable to find a reliable source after an internet search; just answers ranging from "Personally, it makes me break out" to "No, the cosmetic companies are trying to scam you into a new market of products." Before I go replace my whole make-up line, I just wanted to get a second opinion on whether there is a connection between talc and acne. Thank you!

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