CHILI (CAPSICUM): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

CHILI (CAPSICUM): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Not An Allergen. Chili (Capsicum): Chili (capsicum) is an irritant but not an allergen (not on published allergen lists). As an irritant, the amount of capsicum in a product, and how long the product stays on the skin, contribute to how irritating the formulation might be. If you have sensitive skin but are interested in trying chili as an …