What it is
Capsicum Annum (Paprika) Extract is derived from hot peppers.
What it does
Capsicum Annum (Paprika) Extract is a hair-conditioning agent: it can give hair body and suppleness and improve its texture. In hair care products, it is also used as an anti-dandruff agent.
In addition, Paprika extract has antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
In the minuscule concentrations used in cosmetics, Capsicum Annum (Paprika) Extract is considered to be safe and unlikely to cause irritations.
In addition, this extract shouldn’t be used in products where N-nitroso compounds (which can cause cancer in high doses) may be formed.