What is a Jade Roller and Should I Be Using One?

Crystal facial rollers are a huge trend in skincare at the moment. Meet the jade roller… perhaps this year’s most buzzed-about beauty buy. It seems like everyone and their mother are jade rolling on Instagram. So many people are talking about and showing themselves rolling this beauty tool made from stone across their cheeks and jawlines to de-puff and contour their skin.




They sure look pretty, but do jade rollers really deserve a place in your beauty cabinet? If you are anything like us, then you have probably found yourself wondering whether this Chinese skincare tool is legit. Does rolling a green rock up and down your face actually do anything other than feel nice?

The jade roller has been used in Chinese beauty rituals for centuries. As early as the 1700s, Chinese women were believed to have used jade rollers to give themselves a facial massage. Jade rollers played a huge role in ancient Chinese beauty regimens. They were very popular for cooling and tightening the skin. The Chinese introduced us to their secret to looking tighter, brighter, and younger—jade rollers! Not to mention, Chinese culture is all about using tools that represent healing and protection and promote qualities such as wisdom, balance and peace. The jade roller does just that.

Although most beauty trends are going the way of the dinosaurs, jade rollers continue to dominate the skincare world for their countless number of benefits. Besides feeling great on the skin and serving as an amazing massage tool for the face and body, most dermatologists claim that jade rollers are great for circulation. Jade rolling (if done properly) has the ability to increase circulation to the skin, bringing fresh blood and oxygen to the skin. It also rids your skin of toxins via lymphatic drainage. The jade roller helps with slimming (decreasing facial puffiness) the face and defining the jawlines, as well as toning your face, clearing fluid, improving elasticity, and promoting cell turnover for a brighter, healthier look. Use the jade roller after applying any skincare product to help it penetrate more deeply into the skin, too.

If you're planning to try jade rolling, the process is pretty simple. Apply a few drops of any moisturizer, serum, or oil to your clean, dry face, then gently roll the jade up, down, and all across your skin until the product is absorbed. That's it.