This powder smells *much* nicer than the Talc version of the same brand and does feel very silky. It does not absorb moisture very well and "pills" up into tiny chunks on your skin if you or baby sweats. I had to reapply repeatedly even on a mild weather day. However, I've just found that cornstarch is actually known to breed bacteria & Fungi. I never knew this before and couldn't understand why mine and baby's rashes were NOT healing. It's honestly not a better option for diaper/heat rash. I feel that it's important to remember this despite all of the current 'cornstarch-based powder recommendations' among all of the new Talc/cancer warnings. Its getting harder to find affordable Talc based powders now. I find this strange because Talc is used in nearly everything we touch on a daily basis; cosmetics, plastics, paper, rubber, cars, china, paint, a coating on foods & food packaging, and even as the main base ingredient in most pharmaceuticals. Yep, so many of us actually ingest it daily. There aren't any warnings on any of those items? If we don't encounter it in baby powder, we will surely encounter it somewhere else. The cancer warnings, (although not unimportant) feel kind of redundant :(
I'd love to know if anyone has a better & also affordable recommendation other than cornstarch as a powder to keep skin dry, fresh and prevent fungi/rashes?