Baby Powder usually contains Talcum or Talc. However Talcum Powder is also widely used in many cosmetic facial products. Many Adult Body Powders also contain Talc. These powders which are made from Talc is a mineral that is derived from mining. Talc consists of the elements of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. The purpose of creating powder from Talc ( Talcum Powder ) is that it is moisture absorbing and cuts down on friction. This is the reason that for many many years and generations of people from babies to seniors have used Talcum Powder.