Talc is a clay mineral, composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. Talc in powdered form, often combined with corn starch, is used as baby powder. Talc powder is a mineral-based product that is commonly used in various industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. It is known for its ability to absorb moisture and provide a smooth, silky texture. Talc powder is often used as a base ingredient in makeup products, such as foundation and powder, and is also used in baby powders and other personal care items. Additionally, it is used in the production of ceramics, paint, and plastics. The unscented version of talc powder is preferred by those who are sensitive to fragrances.