While some rollers come in at under a tenner, quality can differ and the cheap ones may feel clunky to use and squeak as you roll, which isn’t so relaxing. As James points out, “A jade roller gives a cool surface that’s super smooth and allows you to access the muscles and tissues with pressure”. With this in mind it can provide a more effective manual massage than your hands alone, while remaining gentle and safe. The wider wellness movement marrying skincare with self-care may also play a part in the resurgence of facial tools.
Besides aiding with lymphatic drainage, gua sha massage stimulates circulation and blood flow. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the other cells and the combination of lymphatic drainage + massage allows you to remove toxins from the tissues and absorb greater nutrients to nourish the skin. Jade rollers are delicate, use them with care and light pressure. Do not expose jade rollers to extreme temperature changes as you may risk breaking them. Jade stones are naturally cool to the touch, but some people like to store their tools in the refrigerator for added coolness that can feel soothing on skin.
If you’re after more radiant and plump skin, these skincare tools can help boost circulation in your face, says Dr. Li. Jade rollers are also said to do everything from sculpting, toning and firming skin to enhancing glow, reducing puffiness, minimizing fine lines, improving elasticity and detoxifying. For an added boost, place the Herbivore face stone roller inside a refrigerator to cool it for a few hours before use. Then, after cleaning and toning skin, apply a few drops of a favourite facial oil. This enables the roller to slide along smoothly and helps the oil absorb better. The jade facial roller is a Chinese skincare tool that has been used for thousands of years.
With its arched handle and 360-degree angle, it seamlessly glides across the face and décolletage to deliver solar-powered microcurrents which stimulate facial muscles for firm, toned skin with consistent use. For more dramatic results, try this trio, which includes a ridge roller to better stimulate skin and promote blood circulation. Look for a jade roller, like this one, that’s perfectly polished and smooth on both ends. Starting at the neck, roll on gently upward and out, without applying too much pressure to prevent irritation. Slowly move up your face, ending with your forehead. Ensure your face and the jade roller are clean before using.
The standard size works for the rest of your face and neck. Oversized rollers are intended for use on the body. This high quality jade roller comes as part of a set. Natural jade is used in the two-sided roller and in a separate gua sha tool. Herbivore’s new and improved jade roller is a great tool for de-stressing facial skin. When Herbivore had poor reviews relating to the durability of their roller, they launched a new version, which is made with brassy-gold hardware and ethically mined jade stones.