What Is a Jade Roller? How To Use It, And 5 Brands We Trust
April 8, 2019 by Nayri Gregor
Are you tired of waking up and being greeted by puffy eyes, bags under your lower lash line, tired wrinkles around the brow and mouth, and other signs of fatigue or fading youth? If you’re like most women, not to mention an increasing number of gentlemen, then you’re not alone. Sure, we embrace the wisdom and tranquility of age, but the physical signs? Um, no thanks.
If you wish you had a go-to tool for depuffing undereye bags and reducing face swelling, good news: Now you do. By using the right skin roller, you can fight back against the advance of time. The secret? The ancient power of jade.
What Is a Jade Roller?
Jade rollers exploded onto the scene in 2016, becoming even more popular once backed by cosmetics and beauty influencers. Given the millennial obsession with all things tried-and-true, natural and alternative, it’s no surprise that this ancient Chinese beauty tool struck a chord.
Excellent question. One of Jade’s unique properties is the fact that it does not warm up with body heat. Even wedding rings or other jewelry items that are worn all the time maintain a consistent coolness in response to skin temperature. This makes jade a perfect cooling tooling for contouring and refreshing the face.
In addition to feeling quite nice, a nice session with the jade roller circulates blood, depuffs eyes, stimulates collagen production, reduces fine lines and helps you relax. It’s like a mini-facial that you can do at home and is perfect for anyone from teens to golden years.
How to Use a Jade Roller
The jade roller is an extremely versatile tool. You can use it on different parts of the body – especially the face, neck, and décolletage – as well as in different ways, such as freezing it first or pairing it with serums, oils, and moisturizers.
- Freeze or refrigerate your roller, or simply pull it out of the drawer and use it at a cool room temperature.
- Add a few drops of facial oil or spread on some moisturizer (this step is optional)
- Roll the stone over your face in an upwards motion from neck and up the face, applying gene pressure.
- Next, roll outward from the chin and nose to the ears and jawline.
- Roll outward from the inner corner of the eye to the edge of the face, and from between your eyebrows to the edges of your forehead.
- Wash the jade roller with gentle soap, dry it thoroughly and store it for your next use!
See? Pretty simple.
One caveat: Jade rollers may not be the best option for those who have eczema, acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions. Always test a small and inconspicuous patch of skin before using the product over your entire face. That way, if it aggravates your skin or causes a breakout, you can avoid a full-blown flare-up.
Get Your Roll On!
Whether you’re dealing with visible signs of aging already or just want to get out in front of things, skin rollers are a great tool to add to your repertoire. It only takes a few minutes each day to cool and relieve your skin, brighten your complexion and see results quick.
Top 5 Jade Roller Picks and the Reasons Why (+ 1 Extra Option!)
Stone | Jade
Price | $10.39
Outtop takes things in a slightly different direction, with a jade roller that makes use of small, blunt spikes. These help increase the circulatory power of the roller even more and are so gentle you can massage up to 10-15 minutes a day to get a bright and crystal-clear complexion.
Stone | Jade
Price | $16.99
With an emphasis on lymphatic drainage, reduction in skin pigmentation and de-wrinkling, this jade roller helps you feel better than ever before. With the addition of a gua sha tool, which enables skin “scraping” to improve circulation as well, you have the full package.
Stone | Jade
Price | $30
Herbivore recently made an effort to up the quality of their tools in order to meet the needs of long-lasting users. Their new and improved jade roller has a stone at each end and is made to last for years.
Stone | Jade
Price | $32
Skin Gym is a beloved brand of beauty tools, and this jade roller does not disappoint. With a solid handle for comfortable gripping, a small stone at the other end of pure jade, this is an excellent tool for the price.
Stone | Jade
Price | $34
This classically shaped jade roller has another, smaller roller at the other end to help you attend to tiny nooks of the face. Think the inner eyes, the lower browbone and the divots above and below lips.
(Bonus) Beauty Bio Rose Quartz Roller
Stone | Rose Quartz
Price | $60
Rose quartz does not maintain the extreme coolness of jade. If you hold it long enough, it will begin to warm up in your hand. However, it has many of the same benefits of jade. In addition to starting out cold and freezing well, quartz can warm up slowly with use, helping to increase circulation.