Iraya Vanilla & Whole Milk Lip Balm - Review

July 27, 2015


It is really difficult to find natural and effective makeup products. So atleast when it comes to skincare, I try my best to stick to natural products. Though I do pick up stuff with chemicals too since it cannot be completely avoided nowadays, a natural and chemical-free ingredient list definitely attracts me like nothing else can.  And if you are like me, you are going to love this cute and chubby lip-balm from Iraya...

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Product Description



Just have a look - it is 100% natural and 100% vegetarian (Beeswax is made by bees but does not contain bees).



Comes in a glass tub with a silver, screw-open lid and a protective silver foil inside.



245 INR, available here and here. Also available in Orange and Citrus, and Green Apple variants.



20 GMS / 0.70 OZ.

Shelf Life

2 years from date of manufacture

My Experience

Let me start with the packaging. The Iraya lip-balm tub is so cute and chubby that you want to keep looking at it. I use this mostly at home with clean fingers; so the tub packaging does not trouble me. However, the narrow mouth of the tub can be bothersome when the lip-balm is in the finishing stages. That said, I still love it!

The texture appears to be a little thick in the tub, but it is not. Whitish in color, it melts on your lips and looks like a clear lip-gloss. Those of you who use just a clear lip-gloss can easily just use this instead, to get both gloss and lip-care benefits. Does not leave any white cast too. It should ideally be named as a lip-butter!

It is completely light and non-sticky, and nourishes your lips. My lips feel softer, look healthier and less dark these days.

And it smells amazing! Exactly like vanilla and milk, as the name suggests. Very spa-like, very essential-oil like! Very feel-good, very feel-happy types!!!

Price-wise too, it is not high. The Himalaya lip butter which is also 100% natural and which I love, retails for INR 109 for 10gms. Iraya is INR 245 for 20gms. So, almost the same!

It does taste of vanilla and milk. I would prefer if it did not have a taste to it. But it does not stay long, so it is okay. The lip-balm however lasts long on your lips.



  • Nourishes lips, making them feel softer and look healthier
  • Smells  heavenly
  • Good staying power
  • Light and Non-sticky
  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Vegetarian
  • Never tested on animals
  • No white cast
  • Cute packaging



  • Tub packaging and narrow mouth - so you can use it only at home. I did not want to list this as a con because I adore this tub. But unfortunately, this limits its usability. Maybe Iraya should have it in both tub and tube!

    Overall Impression

    A 100% natural lip-balm that nourishes your lips, makes them feel softer and look healthier, and smells heavenly too. I cannot ask for more! Definitely recommended!!!

    Cafe-o-Meter Rating: 4.9/5


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