“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Powder / Type: Talcum Powder / Subcategory: Powder „
I bought this product when it was on offer (1 pound) because I ran out of talcum powder, and I believed that Marks & Spencers products were generally quite good. And this product did not disappoint.
The product comes in a cylindrical container with a top that you can turn to extract the powder. It's just the right size of opening because I've experienced with some other talc whereby the opening is too large and you get more powder than you need for each use. But this is just right.
I typically use powder when the weather is hot because I tend to sweat and get rashes. This product served my need well -- it managed to keep my skin soothed in the hot weather, and there's a very mild and pleasant lavender scent that really allows me to feel refreshed and calm even though the hot and humid weather annoys me. It is not too overpowering nor offensive, which is why I really like this product!
I know these days that talcum powder seems terribly old fashioned - and that there are also been some health concerns over the inhalation of talcum powder - but I do still wear it, particularly when it's hot weather. I have a few favourites, one of which is the talcum powder from Marks & Spencer Floral Collection - simply because the price is good and the fragrances and lovely. A 200g can of the talcum powder costs £2.50 - which I feel is really good value because it lasts ages.
The talcum powder comes in a metal cylindrical container that states which fragrance is contained inside. I generally prefer the Magnolia. It has a lid on top that can be turned to open or close the holes in the lid where the talcum powder comes out. The holes in the lid are not that big and this leads on to my only criticism with this product and that's that the holes have a tendency to become clogged. When they become clogged I find that if I bang the can really hard against something solid then this is enough to unclog the holes, but it would obviously be better if there was no need to do this!
The powder is white and very fine and soft. It has a silky texture to it and it pats on to the skin well without leaving a visible white residue. It is a lovely fragrance of magnolias, but the fragrance is quite subtle and not overpowering in any way - and it just gives a lovely background aroma. I find that the powder helps to keep me dry and non-sweaty (ugh....sorry!) and one application per day is enough.
Overall, I think this product is really good value and I will continue to buy it.