Review of Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon

Hi all,
Today I will be reviewing a face serum from the brand Ilana Organics. I have already reviewed their green tea soap, camellia toner and walnut, plum scrub. You can check out the reviews in the links listed below. If you are looking for natural, organic products, I would suggest you to check out this brand. I also want to suggest you visit if you want to know which product is best for your skin care. I have been testing this serum for the past one month, and I thought it best to share my thoughts on it now. Let’s see how Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon performs.

More reviews from the brand:
* Ilana Organics Energizing Shell Scrub Walnut & Plum
* Ilana Organics Clarifying Toner Witch Hazel & Camellia
* Ilana Organics Mint & Green Tea Bath Soap – A Refreshing Bathing Experience
* Skin Clarifying And Brightening Routine With Ilana Organics Products – For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Product claims

An extremely rich and non-greasy potion that helps get rid of the dark spots and dark circles or any kind of pigmentation. The immense amount of Vitamin C along with results that exceed expectations this little bottle has topped it to being one of ILANA’S best sellers.

Papaya oil is remarkably high in Tocopherols and Carotenoids and it brightens and evens out skin tone naturally. It is excellent for rejuvenating the skin, reducing acne scars and all over skin brightening with high levels of Vitamin C.

Lemon adds up for a fair amount of vitamin C which helps combat imperfections from sun damage, pigmentation and dark spots.


Citrus limon (lemon), Carica papaya (papaya), Pelargonium graveolens (geranium), Tocopherol (Natural Vit E)
*and nothing else.


Rs.790 for 15ml.

IBeautySpy spies

Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon comes in a tinted glass bottle packaging with a dropper. It is a housed in an outer carton which has a beautiful sky blue and yellow color graphics. The packaging of the brand is really elegant and modern.

Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon looks golden yellow in color and has a thick oily consistency. It has a nice fragrance of mix of some essential oils. I couldn’t identify any one scent in particular as such. For me, the fragrance felt kinda relaxing and not very strong.

Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon is slightly on the richer side. So as the directions say, stick to only 2 drops for the entire face and neck. Yes, 2 drops would be more than enough. If you apply more, your face will just end up being oily. The serum nourishes the skin from deep within and takes care of any dryness. Also gives a lovely glow. My skin looked and felt healthy. The oil didn’t clog my pores. It also helped in fading of my acne scars when used along with the scrub. But I didn’t notice much of skin brightening.

The mix of papaya seed oil along with other essential oils relaxes and rejuvenates the skin. Every night, when I apply this oil, it feels very calming on the skin. And in the morning, it awakens my skin and also acts as a shield against pollution and environmental stress.

Initially, I was using Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon twice a day. But now my skin is more balanced and healthy, dryness has disappeared, so I reduced it to only once a day. And that is working fine as well, since its a potent potion. I also use it on my lips sometimes and it works beautifully on healing dry and chapped lips.

From my experience, I would say this serum is more suitable for normal-dry skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, I would suggest you to go for their other variant, tea tree clarifying serum.

Does it satisfy all its claims?

Most of the claims are true. But I haven’t noticed effects in skin brightening or even out skin tone.

What I like?

* Rich and non-greasy potion which deep nourishes the skin.
* Heals and prevents dryness.
* Gives a lovely glow to the skin.
* Makes skin soft and supple.
* Helps in fading acne scars.
* Relaxes and rejuvenates the skin.
* Acts as a shield against pollution and environmental stress.
* Can be used on dry and chapped lips also.

What I don’t like?

* Didn’t help in skin brightening or even out skin tone as claimed.

Would I recommend?

Yes, if you are looking for a nourishing serum for normal to dry skin which will keep your skin healthy.

Would I repurchase?

No, I would like to try their other variant of Tea Tree & Argan serum.

Value for money?

Yes. Its priced similar to other organic serums in the market. Also, you need only 2 drops for a use. It is going to last you for a long time. Atleast 2 months.

Availability: You can buy online from here or here or here

IBeautySpy Rating: 4.5/5

Ilana Organics Brightening Skin Serum Papaya & Lemon makes for a lovely addition in your skincare routine if you have normal-dry skin. It will keep your skin looking healthy and glowing. Overall, Ilana Organics as a brand has impressed me. If you wish to try this brand, I would recommend you to start with the Green Tea Mint Soap and Walnut + Plum Scrub as I found them simply amazing.

Thanks a lot for reading this! Do subscribe to my blog as I have more reviews from exciting brands coming up!

P.S Product sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions and reviews are unbiased and honest as always.

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  1. Zeba Noor

    Seems like a promising product. These days I have a lot of dryness on my hands and legs plus discoloration due to some medication. I think I need to purchase this.

  2. Anita Singh

    Serum skin k liye life ka kaam karty hain aur ye brand to bahut accha hai
    Thanks for detailed review )????

  3. Mariyam

    Papaya and lemon sound like a nice combination for pigmentation!
    Latest Post: 10 Best Face Moisturizers for a Gorgeous Winter Glow

  4. Sonali Patil

    I would like trying the tea tree one

  5. khadija Beauty

    Ohh wow the pros are more con and loved the fact that they helps in fading the scars

  6. Ghazala Naseem

    Honest review 🙂
    The product is bit pricy and if cannot fulfill what it claims , I won’t go for it .

  7. PPC Kart

    This is the Best Natural Skin Care Product, there was no chance to side effect for the Skin.


    I ordered the papaya and lemon serum, but I received raspberry and carrot.

  9. Dr jeni

    I’m using this serum for the past 2days I could feel darkness of skin when initially applied.??? But my skin tone is soft after using this .. ???

    1. admin (Post author)

      Skin can look dark after applying as its a thick oil. After you wash off in the morning, skin should look clear.

  10. Ruchi Bhuwalka

    It’s my first day of using this serum today. And it’s leaving me smell of only eucalyptus oil. Does that resonate with anyone of u ? Frankly this is not what I expected to smell like ????

    1. admin (Post author)

      I didn’t smell eucalyptus. It smelled more like papaya and somewhat oily smell. Maybe you tried their other serum variant Tea tree one.


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