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Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract

Our database includes 87 products that contain Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract.

Explained

Capsicum Frutescens is a type of wild chili pepper. Some varieties of this pepper include Tabasco pepper, Malagueta pepper, and Piri Piri pepper.

Though this ingredient is normally associated with food, it has antidandruff, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.

Studies show low concentrations of this ingredient did not cause skin irritation:

  • Concentrations between 0.1 - 1.0% produced no irritation
  • A study of 10 volunteers found 1-5% caused slight redness of the skin in only one volunteer
  • In 103 subjects, a patch test with 0.025% resulted in no irritation or contact dermatitis

Raw peppers may have a rubefacient effect, or mild local skin irritation resulting in vasodilation. Vasodilation is the widening of blood vessels. Due to this, peppers can provide a lip plumping effect. However, it is most likely not going to have a rubefacient effect, or cause skin irritation, in your cosmetics.

The antioxidant activity comes from its flavonoid, polyphenol, and sterol content.

This ingredient is water-soluble.

What it does

Skin Conditioning To hydrate and soften skin

Alternative names

Tabasco Pepper
Piri Piri Pepper
Malagueta Pepper

Prevalence

Less common Percentage of products that contain it
0.2%
Top categories
Lip Care
Cleansers
Treatments
Position Predominant list placement
Bottom 50%

References

CosIng Data

CosIng ID 55149
INCI Name CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS FRUIT EXTRACT
EC #  288-920-0
All Functions Skin Conditioning