I first saw jade rollers on Goop. Gwyneth Paltrow said she uses it every day in her skincare routine to de-puff her face and get rid of under eye circles. Of course, who I to say no to a face massage? It has been said that using the power of jade to draw out negative chi has been considered a long-guarded treasure by Chinese royalties. This face tool has been around for centuries. By moving the roller across your facial muscles, you increase blood circulation, assist lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness & dark under eye circles, eliminate toxins, tighten and reduce pore size, and diminish the appearance of fine lines. I like to use it with facial oils or my essences to get the product absorbed deeper into my skin. So how do you actually use it? after applying serum or moisturizer, roll the jade roller in an upward motion, working from your neck toward the forehead. Why upwards? Because skin cells lay on top of each other similar to roof shingles, thus will absorb more product when applying in an upwards motion.
Although jade stones itself are cold, for extra healing, relaxation and inflammation reduction, place the stone in the refrigerator or on ice. The extra temperature drop will aid in your efforts to increase circulation, drain congested lymph nodes, rid the body of toxins/waste, stimulate collagen production, help with sinus issues and balance chi.
Seriously, this face tool is a game changer. It’s been around since the Qing dynasty. This tool can be found in museums where Emperors used it as one of their ancient beauty secrets. You know who also uses Jade Rollers aside from GP? Madonna, Behati Prinsloo and Naomi Campbell just to name some beautiful people.
No jade rollers ever look the same! Due to natural formations in the stones, each tool will be unique and vary in size and color. I finally bought one during Herbivore’s flash sale because it’s pretty affordable ($25). It does sell out pretty quickly, so I recommend checking their site frequently. You can find them at other retailers, but they are pretty pricey, ($90+). Check out my goodies I got at Herbivore Botanicals below: