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Asbestos is not allowed in cosmetic products.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of thin fibres. Exposure to asbestos is tightly controlled due to the health risks associated with it.

Sometimes negative attention is given to cosmetic talc because of confusion over the difference between talc and asbestos. It is true that they are both hydrated magnesium silicates but cosmetic talc does not have the same fibrous structure as asbestos. The potentially harmful effects of asbestos come from its characteristic fibrous structure. Talc used in cosmetics must be fibre-free to be considered cosmetic talc .

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