Jade rollers are far from a new trend. They’ve been around for centuries. In fact, there’s evidence that they’ve been a secret skincare weapon as far back as seventh-century China, where these stones were believed to have healing and protective properties.
Their resurgence could be explained in multiple ways. According to WWD jade roller’s low price point and ease of use are just two of the qualities that seem to have struck a cord with beauty consumers. But it’s probably the gorgeous jade stone that most beauty addicts can’t help but want to add to their vanity. So what does it do and how do you use one?
What do they do?
A jade roller is a handheld massaging tool typically made with one or two jade stone heads that’s rolled across the face. Why the jade stone? Well, jade stones are said to be able to expel toxins, heal stressed organs, rejuvenate the body and slow down prematurely ageing skin cells.
Are there any jade roller benefits?
Actually, yes. A jade roller can help de-puff the skin, making it look tighter and firmer. That’s because rolling the jade stone firmly over your face can help push along built-up lymphatic fluids under the skin. “Puffiness in your face when you wake up from sleeping, for example, is from pooled lymphatic fluid,” says Dr Purvisha Patel, founder of Visha Skincare, who practices dermatology in Tennessee and Mississippi.
You can also boost the de-puffing power of a jade roller by putting it in the fridge or freezer before using to get it nice and cool, since coolness also helps reduce swelling.
What they can’t do: Allow skin-care products to absorb more deeply into skin. (This is a popular claim often floated around on IG.) The rolling motion can help evenly spread product, but the pressure doesn’t affect the penetration of ingredients.
How do you use them?
When using a jade roller, pressure should be gentle yet firm. Gentle pressure and motion boosts circulation, reduces under-eye swelling and plumps and firms skin. Always start from the centre of your face, up and outwards, in circles.
Best jade rollers
Want to get rolling? Here are some of the most popular jade rollers on the market today: