Iraya Green Apple Lip Balm Review

by Assistant Editor on December 20, 2013

in Lip Products, lipbalm

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Guest Review By Adi

I don’t know why but I had never tried out Iraya products before despite hearing such rave reviews for some of them. I decided to debut with one of their lip balms – the green apple lip balm! The winter has been so unforgiving on my skin – even more so on my lips so I wanted to try out this lip balm because I hoped that it would give my chapped lips an extra dose of hydration. Read on to see if it did :)

Description of the Product: blend of fresh, tangy green apples with nourishing natural oils & butters. Ideal for protecting lips from dryness or getting chapped. Tested for allergy. 100% vegetarian. Never tested on animals.

My take on the Product:

The lip balm comes in a cute tub packaging. Yes TUB :( but anyhow, for now I don’t have to really dig my fingers into the tub to scoop out the balm – since I just bought it, but yeah I ‘foresee’ a problem here. The tub is made of glass which makes it a bit heavy.

Anyway, the fragrance of the lip balm is purely that of fresh green apples, which really uplifts my mood –it smells so refreshing and tangy! The lip balm’s consistency is a lot like Vaseline – that is the beeswax I’m guessing. However it does not feel waxy or heavy on the lips – unless you apply a lot of it. And yes don’t worry – the balm is colourless on application though it looks light green in the tub.

One main issue I have with this lip balm is the taste – it’s really weird. So I have to make sure that I apply this at night – or when I won’t eat anything for a while, so that it doesn’t go into my mouth. And now if that isn’t annoying tell me what is?!

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What’s to love?

  • Does not feel heavy or waxy on the lips
  • Heavenly fragrance
  • Very reasonably priced given the quantity (20 g)
  • Hydrates lips to quite an extent, heals chapped lips
  • Colourless so can be applied below lipsticks, lip glosses etc.
  • Cruelty free

What’s to hate?

  • Tub packaging can be annoying to use
  • Weird taste :/

Rating: B-

Price: Rs 245

Recommendation: Sadly I don’t think this lip balm is special. It hydrates and heals my chapped lips but does nothing that my HG Avon lip balm does not do (at one-third the cost). I wouldn’t repurchase this. 

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Sumathi December 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I love products with green apple. It smells so refreshing. Digging in finger is annoying, especially when you have grown your nails.
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Heena December 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I Feel The Same, Adi Although I Like The Packaging..Cute!
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Clothes and Creativity December 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Sounds like a decent product! I just bought Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose and I’m really liking it!
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Manasi December 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Sounds interesting :) I will try it :)
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nidhi December 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I’ve tried the Iraya Milk and vanilla lip balm, had the same problem. Within a few seconds I had a weird taste in my mouth. I use it as a night time hand cream now
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Supria December 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Never heard of this brand. Sounds like a decent product. I agree on tub packaging, as cute as they look when they are new, it becomes a pain once they get half-full!
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Blushnblossom December 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Great review….. I think there are many lip balms are available in market which are way better than this one…… I totally agree with you on avon lip balms…… I mean literally in half of the cost avon lip balm are great…… now a days my most favourite lip balm is nivea rosemary lip butter…… but it also available only in tub packaging……:(
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Meghana December 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm

very nice review :) thank you
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Amruta December 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I dont like the tub packaging :(
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Arzoo December 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Nice review Adi, this looks worth a try.
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Amani Zaara December 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Yeah avon lip balms r great..
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Lisha December 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm

i love love looooovee green apple but i detest lip balms with a tub/tin packaging. So confused if i should go for this or not LOL
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Krithi December 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm

i never tried anything from Iraya :(
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Jyoti December 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I loved the packaging but this one doesn’t impresses me much, so I will skip it for sure, thanks a lot for the review <3
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Mayuri December 21, 2013 at 12:01 am

looks pretty average! will skip this.. thanks for the honest review :)
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zee bee December 21, 2013 at 10:10 am

Why invest so much for beeswax and petrolatum packaged like this? I have never understood why lip balm cost so much? A layer of beeswax/jelly (Vaseline) is applied to form barrier which any lip balm can do.fragrance is an irrritant…..strong flavoured lip balms irritate already dry lips.
Try applying cold cream over lips and then cover them with vaeline/beeswax.stop using high fragrant lip balms and see the difference.

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Gowthami December 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Nice review !! Looks a decent one..
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Swati December 22, 2013 at 2:41 am

It sounds nice.. but if it has a weird taste then I dunno.. O.o
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Vineetha December 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

nice one! though that weird taste thing does trouble me ;-)
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