glyceryl stearate citrate
Glyceryl stearate citrate is an ester of citric acid and glyceryl stearate. Depending on the formula and how much is used, this ingredient can work as an emollient, emulsifier, or even a surfactant. Glyceryl stearate citrate is typically plant-derived, such as from vegetable oils, or synthetic (Paula’s Choice uses the former), but depending on the supplier, the glyceryl stearate portion of this ingredient may be animal-derived.
This ingredient has been evaluated for safety as used in cosmetics, and was deemed safe and non-sensitizing.
References for this information:International Journal of Toxicology, Volume 26, Supplement 3, May 2007, page 1
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