Skinfluencers, insta-bloggers and celebs are rolling, not out to the club, but with jade and rose quartz facial rollers. The seemingly hottest coolest trend in the cosmetic industry is actually one of the oldest. The use of jade is steeped in Chinese history, adorning dressing tables and playing a role in ancient remedies, it symbolizes longevity and grace. Rose quartz, heralded as the stone of love and healing (both emotionally and having a believed effect on wrinkles), has usage dating back to Roman and Egyptian times. And yes, homegirl Cleopatra was believed to reap the anti-aging benefits of rose quartz, so if it’s good enough for Cleo…
But what are the benefits of using a facial roller?
The list of instant and long-term potential perks that have people of all ages hooked on face rollers include:
- Tightening and toning the facial muscles
- Improving product absorption (from your topical skincare regimen)
- Promoting lymphatic drainage
- Addressing puffiness and wrinkles
- Increasing circulation through stimulation of skin
- Contouring the facial structure
- Tightening pores via the naturally cold stones
Ok, I can totally get on board with all of that, but does it matter which facial roller I use?
Both facial rollers use naturally cool stones that, when used properly (roll outward, not in) help to improve and encourage microcirculation and the flow of fresh oxygen to the skin. Pores instantly appear smaller and skin looks tighter. Facial rollers ignite the skin’s detoxification process through improved lymphatic drainage function as the rollers flush out congestion and swelling. Overall, skin can instantly appear smoother, more contoured and dewy especially when used in conjunction with skincare topicals.
Why rose quartz rollers vs Jade rollers
A few one-ups rose quartz rollers have on jade (and the reason they’re at slightly higher price points):
- Rose quartz has inherent minerals- silicium, magnesium, iron, sodium and oxygen- that skin can topically borrow and benefit from when rolling.
- Rose quartz stays cool whereas jade is adaptive in nature and tends to warm with skin contact.
- Rose quartz is more touted for its wrinkle-reducing benefits.
- Because jade is a soft stone and can encounter wear and tear with repeated use, a rose quartz roller may last you longer (trust us, we did a drop test).
Though there are some instant results with both facial rollers, the benefits are statistically cumulative and medical professionals agree that keeping a face roller in your routine long-term helps with puffiness, wrinkle reduction, dark under-eye circles, pore size and detoxification. Now, as to the question of whether rose quartz will usher in love and relationships, stay tuned ;)