• As for the concern that cottonseed oil is often genetically modified, the source of crude fat shouldn't make a difference in the final form of the stearate. (chriskresser.com)
  • Another criticism is that because stearate is often derived from cottonseed oil, it can be contaminated with pesticides. (chriskresser.com)
  • In 2001, as part of the scheduled re-evaluation of ingredients, the CIR Expert Panel considered available new data on the Stearate compounds and reaffirmed the above conclusion. (cosmeticsinfo.org)