ALL MY FRIENDS ARE USING JADE ROLLERS AND/OR ROSE QUARTZ FACE ROLLERS, WHY?
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 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.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROSE QUARTZ ROLLERS AND 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 better known 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).
NOT ALL ROLLERS ARE CREATED EQUAL... WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
✔️ COLOR VARIATIONAuthentic rose quartz comes in a variety of pink hues and each one is unique, just like you. Identical tools on a shelf indicate they have most likely been mass produced and/or are composed of glass or plastic instead of the genuine stone itself.
✔️ QUALITYShop for solid stone. Suppliers often cut costs by hollowing out the stone, which compromises not only the quality, but your results. Inexpensive facial rollers marketing themselves as rose quartz, especially in the checkout line, are likely imitation stones.
✔️ SIZEDon’t settle for a compact roller, look for dual-ended options with both narrow and wide roller treatments. The breadth of a wider roller mimics the size and motion of an esthetician’s thumb, which delivers optimal, pro-level results.
✔️ CRAFTSMANSHIPYour facial roller should last a lifetime, this is not a repeat purchase (unless you’re gifting one). Does the stone feel cool to the touch? What is the material composition? Can the company prove where the stones were sourced and how their roller gets made? Ask these questions before committing to a purchase.
WHY WE LOVE OUR ROSE QUARTZ ROLLER
EACH ROLLER IS ONE-OF-A-KIND
THE RIGHT WAY TO USE YOUR FACIAL ROLLER
Contour face shape by rolling skin from jawline up towards cheekbone to counteract gravity’s natural pull & move skin’s fluid back into place.
Use the smaller end to de-puff and rejuvenate the eye area by rolling under and around eyes, following the curvature of the brow bone.
Roll out those overnight sleep lines on your décolletage before dressing for work or try a targeted chilled stone shoulder massage.
INCORPORATE INTO YOUR ROUTINE
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 ;)