Iraya Wheatgerm Facial Massage Cream Review


Hello everyone,

     Today’s review is on the Wheatgerm Facial Massage Cream from Iraya.  I think this is my first Iraya product and I never used to have a specific massaging cream for my face as I usually do not do long face massages.  But when I started using my favorite Multi-Vitamin Facial Massage Cream from The Nature’s Co which I have reviewed here, I liked massaging my face for few minutes once or twice in a week.  When the multi-vitamin massage cream got finished I did not repurchase it as the tub is huge and it lasted me for almost 2 years, so I wanted to try a different facial massage cream and purchased the wheatgerm facial massage cream from Iraya.


     ₹ 495 for 50 g

Ingredients and About the Product:  

Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum), Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Sesame Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerine, Glycerol Fatty Acid Ester, Essentials Oils of Lavender, Sweet Orange, Petitgrain

With wheatgerm, lavender, sweet orange and sesame oil, this nutrient-rich cream is ideal for the perfect face massage. Regular use helps reinforce skin cells, minimise fine lines and increase blood circulation thereby enhancing the skin’s vitality and suppleness.

Key Ingredients:  Wheatgerm a rich source of vitamins E, A , D & anti-oxidants.  Orange: revitalizes and tones.  Sesame: moisturizes and protects.

Directions for Use: Gently massage onto the face and neck, with fingertips in upward strokes.  Best to use after cleansing and toning.  Regular facial massage gives a bright glowing complexion.

     The massage cream comes in a glass tub which is quite sturdy and a bit heavy.  The cream is pale yellow in color, a bit thick but not as thick as the multi-vitamin massage cream and has a herbal smell, which I am not a big fan of.  I loved the cocoa smell of the muti-vitamin massage cream, but this herbal smell is not my favorite, but the smell is bearable, nothing very strong.  The smell remains on the face for some time after you have massaged and plan to leave it on the face.  It has all the good ingredients for the skin like almond oil, wheatgerm oil, vitamins, cocoa and kokum butter.  The cream spreads well and the texture is good to use as a massage cream.   I take a small amount of it, massage on wet face for 5 minutes or less and leave it on my face for 5-10 mins and wash it but sometimes I also leave it overnight like a night cream.  The instruction tells to leave it as such but it might be rich for oily or combination oily skin.  If you have oily skin, it is best to wash your face after leaving it for few minutes as it will feel greasy.  But, if you have dry skin like me, either you can just wipe with a damp cloth and the remaining cream can stay on the face or you can just leave it and it gets absorbed after some time.  I sometimes leave it overnight and wake up to a hydrated supple skin.  It washes off easily and does not leave any residue on face especially if you use a wash cloth or wash in lukewarm water.  But, if have oily skin and use cold water it might take some time to get washed off completely and might feel a bit greasy especially during summer, but nothing a face wash cannot take care off. The facial massage cream will last for at least 6 months if you use it 1-2 times/week.  Though this is a good massage cream, I still love the multi-vitamin facial massage cream more and as I am being very irregular with facial massages nowadays, I am planning not to buy any specific massage creams in the near future once I finish this and use oils or homemade creams for facial massages.


Suitable for all skin types depending on how you use it

Has the nice creamy texture making it great for facial massage

Spreads very well

Moisturizes the skin decently

Makes the skin hydrated and supple with regular use

Washes off without leaving any residue, but it is better to use a wash cloth or lukewarm water

A small amount is required and the tub will last for almost 6 months if used 1-2 times a week.

Few ingredients with sesame and wheat germ oil as the top list of ingredient


Though it is available online, sometimes it goes out of stock

This particular herbal smell is not my favorite, though it is a personal preference

If you have oily skin and wash your face in cold water post massaging, it takes some time to get completely washed off

Prettykooll rating: 4/5


  • Sonali 4 months ago

    I am currently using TNC facial massage cream and can totally relate how you like the fragrance of that. The full sized is very bulky. Actually I am planning to buy this one, was awaiting an honest review…wil get it soon once I finish TNC cream
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    • Preethy 4 months ago

      Try this one but TNC is my favorite too, I do not like this one as much as I like the TNC but nevertheless this is a good massage cream

  • aditi 4 months ago

    so creamy ! nicely reviewed 🙂
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    • Preethy 4 months ago

      Thanks Aditi

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