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Your Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream Questions, Answered

Our new Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream has finally arrived and is ready to wake up your eye area! A daily, guava-infused eye cream with a lightweight texture, Guava Eye brightens, depuffs, and smooths to transform the eye area and help reduce dark circles and discoloration. Curious about how to use it in your routine or how it works? Head here for an introduction to the product, and keep reading to find the answers to your biggest questions about this eye-opener.

The ingredients

What is the ingredient breakdown of the 10% vitamin C blend?

Guava Eye contains 5 forms of clinically-advanced encapsulated vitamin C derivatives, including oil-soluble THD Ascorbate and water-soluble 3-O Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, for an efficacious yet gentle 10% vitamin C complex!

What is niacinamide, and how is it beneficial to skin?

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has been proven to brighten skin, smooth texture, and minimize the appearance of pores. Guava Eye contains a 3% niacinamide blend which works in cohesion with vitamin C, caffeine, and guava extract to help brighten and depuff!

What are the skincare benefits of guava?

Guava fruit contains 4x more vitamin C than oranges and helps to brighten dark under eye circles, improve skin luminosity, and provide antioxidant protection.

Where does the color come from?

The color of this formula comes from natural extracts from neem plant and moringa seed oil. It does not contain artificial colorants! 

Is the fragrance natural?

Our Guava Eye formula is free of added fragrance, however there is a natural, fresh scent due to the skin-beneficial plant extracts in the formula! It’s a very light, subtle scent of fruity guava. 

Is it right for my skin?

What skin types is Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream suitable for?

Guava Eye Cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Is it ophthalmologist tested?

Yes! Our Guava Eye formula has been ophthalmologist-tested and proven to be safe for use around the eye area. 

Is it safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

While our products are formulated to be gentle, we always recommend checking with your doctor before using new products when pregnant or breastfeeding to allay any concerns. Our Guava Eye formula does not contain retinol, BHA, or hydroquinone!

How is Guava Eye different from Avocado Eye? 

Guava Eye works to brighten, depuff, and firm all around the eye, with multiple forms of vitamin C, niacinamide, green caffeine, and guava extract! This lightweight gel cream works great under makeup, such as concealer and eyeshadow, and is great to use day or night. Avocado Eye is a richer cream compared to Guava Eye that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with encapsulated retinol, while nourishing the under eye with hyaluronic acid and avocado! Don’t forget to wear SPF when using either product!

Clinical results

In a clinical study, 2 weeks of use*:

  • 96% agreed this product softened the appearance of dark circles
  • 100% agreed this product:
    • improved the look of dullness and fatigue around eyes
    • did not cause milia on eyes
    • made the eye area, including eyelids, look firmer (less crepey/sagging, drooping)

After 4 weeks* :

  • 100% agreed this product:
    • smoothed texture around the eye area
    • made eyes look less puffy
  • 96% agreed this product:
    • made the eye area appear brighter/more illuminated
    • visibly reduced the appearance of under eye dark circles
  • 93% agreed this product reduced the look of discoloration around the eye area
  • 90% agreed this product made dark circles visibly bright

​​After 8 weeks:

  • 100% showed improvement of dark circles and under eye puffiness**
  • 100% showed improvement of crow’s feet**
  • 96% agreed this product improved the overall appearance of the eye area*
  • 96% agreed eyes looked less tired and wide awake*

*Based on a consumer perception survey of 32 subjects when used as directed

**Based on results from expert clinical grader evaluation on 32 subjects when used as directed

How to use

How do I use this product?

We recommend using just one pea-sized pump amount for both eyes, applied under the eyes and on the eyelids. Dispense the product, warm it up between your ring fingers, and apply from the inner corner outward, gently tapping to blend into skin.

How often can I use this?

We recommend using twice daily, both morning and night. You can also alternate between using Guava Eye Cream and Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Cream.

Can I use it during the day?

Guava Eye Cream can be used during the day and at night. When wearing during the day, always pair with SPF.

Can it be used on the lid? 

Yes, we recommend using Guava Eye all over the eye area, including on the eyelids! The combination of vitamin C, niacinamide, and peptides helps to moisturize, brighten discoloration, and smooth texture, and clinical testing showed noticeable firming of lines on the eyelids specifically after two week of use.  It also works great on the eyelid under makeup such as eye shadow and concealer!

How can I use this with makeup? What makes this compatible with makeup? 

Guava Eye can be used around the eyes before applying makeup! Wait about a minute after application for the formula to absorb and hydrate before applying makeup on top. You can apply an eye primer or eyeshadow directly on the lid, or concealer under the eye! The moisturizers in this formula hydrate and smooth the skin for even application of makeup.

What is the proper way to store my Guava Eye Cream?

We recommend storing Guava Eye in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.


How is the guava in this formula sourced?

The guava extract in this formula is uniquely processed to help conserve water and minimize food waste, so leftover pulp, seeds, and peel are reused as fertilizer! The guava seed oil is extracted from upcycled guava seeds through a cold-pressed method to save energy.

What is the recyclability of the packaging?

Our Guava Eye bottle is made with 20% post-consumer recycled glass and can be completely recycled! The 100% recyclable carton is made with FSC-Certified paper, is free of heavy metals or acids, and is printed with vegetable/soy ink.

How to shop

When and where can I shop the Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream?

Starting 9/7, you can shop our Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream online at Sephora, Sephora Canada, and You’ll find it in Sephora US stores, Sephora Canada stores, and Sephora in Kohl’s starting 9/8. For additional retailer launch dates, see below:

  • Cult Beauty – 9/6/22
  • Mecca – 9/6/22
  • Douglas – 9/6/22
  • Sephora Middle East – 9/8/22
  • Sephora Southeast Asia – 9/15/22


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Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream


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