The Guarana is a plant from the Amazon traditionally grown by the Guarani Indians, who regarded it as a sacred plant. According to legend, an Indian who was in despair after losing her son, took out his right eye and planted it in the ground. On that spot, a creeper grew which produced a beautiful red fruit with a shiny, black seed inside a white arillus that resembled an eye. Guarana has exceptional fortifying properties, and is rich in antioxidants.
In cosmetics, Guarana extract—which is rich in caffeine—visibly reduces puffiness for a slimmer-looking face.