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Although it is probably considered to be quite old fashioned these days I have always liked talcum powder and use it regularly. I use it after having a bath or shower and find that although it doesn’t moisturise it does make my skin feel soft and silky and I also use it if I am feeling a bit warm as it really does give you a feeling of coolness when you rub it in and it can prevent you from sweating too much.
This Dr Hauschka talcum powder comes in a white tin and is 200g and you can pick it up for around £6 to £8. It has a very light floral almost sweet fragrance which leaves a lovely light scent on my skin. The holes in the cap are fairly small so that the talc comes out fairly evenly when you shake it and you seem to get the right amount with each shake. As with all talcum powder it doesn't always go exactly where you want it to so I will usually use it in the bathroom which has a cream floor covering as if I use it in the bedroom I sometimes get flecks of the talc on the light brown carpet.
The talc is the usual white colour and a very fine powdery texture and it rubs in quickly and easily on my skin. I find that I get the best results from this talc when I have just had a bath or shower as it seems to absorb well when my skin is still warm. It also makes my skin feel smooth and soft and I find that my clothes slip on easily.
To use I will either sprinkle a small amount into my hands and then rub it gently over my body, or alternatively I use a large powder puff which can be a bit more messy but it does seem to distribute the talc more evenly than using my hands. I will sometimes sprinkle a bit into my shoes as I think it helps to keep them feeling fresh during the day. If my feet are particularly hot if when I put my feet back in my shoes after sprinkling the talc in they do feel quite cool and comfortable.
I know that talc isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I have always used it and I like the way it makes my skin feel. I do like the subtle fresh smell of this Dr Hauschka talc and I would definitely buy it again.
Refreshing & Highly Absorbent