Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract (INCI)



The guarana plant (paullinia cupana) is a woody evergreen climbing plant up to 12 m high with large leathery leaves. It is native to the Orinoco and Amazon regions. It has hazelnut-sized, yellow to orange capsule fruits.

Active ingredients of Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract

Caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, as well as catechin, epicatechin and proanthcyanidins.

Effect of Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract

The stimulating, toning and also aphrodisiac effect of guarana has been used by the Amazon Indians for centuries. Extracts from the plant activate and invigorate the skin and support skin metabolism. The tannins contained have an astringent effect.

  • firming
  • invigorating
  • skin caring


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