For most of us, there comes a point in our lives where we start paying more attention to our skin and find ourselves toying with the idea of introducing some new products into our bathroom cupboard. One of which may include a jade face roller.
We caught up with Dr Ross Perry, Medical Director of Cosmedics skin clinics, to find out more.
What is a jade face roller?
A Jade face roller is a beauty tool made of jade or other stones that are used for facial massage. They date as far back as seventh-century China and have been used in beauty for thousands of years.
What are jade face rollers used for?
Jade rollers can be used for a number of things such as sculpting, toning, firming the skin, boosting circulation, reducing puffiness, detoxing and helping fine lines and premature ageing. They are also said to be a great way of encouraging the lymphatic system’s detoxification process by boosting the circulation and blood flow beneath the skin.
What are the benefits of jade face rollers?
A Jade roller is said to have a number of benefits such as reducing puffiness, detoxing the skin, toning, firming and helping to reduce fine lines. It can also help to unclog pores and build-up on the skin.
Do jade face rollers work?
There’s no real evidence so suggest a jade roller really does claim to do all the things suggested. However, lots of women have claimed that it’s helped reduce puffiness, lessened fine lines and gives the skin more of a glow.
How do I use a jade face roller?
It’s best to start off with a thoroughly cleansed face before you roll. Follow this by using a serum or moisturiser so the skin is moist. Start at the chin and roll horizontally out to the hairline. The pressure should be light and comfortable on the skin. The smaller part of the jade roller should be used around the eye area so place it in the inner corner of the eye and roll out towards the temples. You can also Roll from the eyebrows upwards to the hairline, moving across the forehead. The smaller side can also be used I use down the nose, area moving it in a horizontal motion. Most people can use a jade roller but it’s important to use a good technique. Like anything, if you rub too hard into the skin you can actually aggravate acne or cause sensitivity. It’s also important to keep it clean as bacteria can build up.
What should I look for in a jade face roller?
As genuine Jade is super expensive, opting for a cheap version will have very little benefit. Aim to purchase from a reputable beauty brand and expect to pay a reasonable amount for a good quality jade roller.
Look at the reviews and think about what you’re hoping to achieve from a jade roller. There’s no miracle cure of using a ‘beauty tool’ to make you look younger or reducing puffiness. A jade roller needs to be in addition to a good skincare regime
How do I tell the difference between a real jade face roller and a counterfeit?
Unfortunately in recent years, the production of genuine jade has been on the decline and therefore there’s a lot of replicas on the market with companies replicating jade as a stone, dyeing it and chemically treating other stones such as marble, serpentine etc. Real jade varies from being dark green through to light green with swirls of white. If there are no imperfections like black dots or white swirls it’s likely to be dyed and treated and therefore fake. Jade is cool to touch so if it feels warm or doesn’t cool down quickly after it may well be a fake. Also, beware of the price, yes they are fairly inexpensive, but if you’re looking at one that’ ultra-cheap it’s more than likely not to be the real thing
Jade face rollers to buy
Jade Roller u0026 Gua Sha Massage Kit
Designed with two sides with a large jade roller side for massaging arms and legs and a small jade roller massager for your neck and face, pop it in the refrigerator before using to help shrink pores. You'll also recieve a Gua Sha scraper to reduce pain, stress and headaches.
Review: "Really pleased with the product, it looks and feels expensive and arrived earlier than expected. Being a first time user, the guidance on the back of the box was really handy. It’s a must each day and has now become a regular part of my skin care routine."
Plantifique Jade Roller
A lovely little set with beautiful presentation box and a storage pouch, this jade roller is made of premium quality and real jade stone, helping you to enhance anti-aging benefits and diminish expression lines and wrinkles.
Review: "I felt like a empress doweger opening my gift to myself. Not only do you get a welcome card, and a bag to store it in but its like a mini natural spa experience. The Jade is of nice quality, being a Jade fanatic. Love the brand. Will be purchasing one for my Mum as gift. Truly Amazing."
ELYXIR 2 in 1 Jade Roller
You get two for the price of one with this set as not only does it come with a detachable jade roller but also two rose-quartz stones which can be interchanged to suit your needs.
Review: "I use this facial roller every evening before applying night cream and it is so soothing. The larger jade roller is good for the neck area and forehead. The smaller rose roller is uplifting on the face, helping to smooth away stress and fine lines."
ESPA Aventurine Jade Crystal Roller
Made using Aventurine Jade, the dual-ended design of this roller means you can use it on your face as well as upper body, creating a soothing sensation as the stone glides over your skin for a mindful skincare ritual that cools and calms.
Lumity Jade Facial Roller
Brightening skin and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this Lumity jade roller will make a lovely addition to your dressing table.
Review: "Love using the jade roller every morning, really helps to wake up my winter skin and looks great on the dressing table!"