Review: The Skin Sculpting Jade Roller You’ve Been Seeing All Over Instagram

Victoria Beckham swears by one, and it seems every facialist and skin guru on Instagram are raving about them, so, as a skincare addict, naturally, I just had to purchase a jade roller.

Having visited London’s Face Gym, UK’s only “gym studio for the face,” last year I was already a convert to the lymphatic draining, skin sculpting and tension revealing effects of non-invasive facial ‘workouts’ – the Face Gym method has to be seen to be believed.

So when I heard similar results could be achieved with a low-tech hand-held facial tool, and without the price tag, and had to put it to the test myself…

What’s the hype?

There’s nothing new about Jade facial rollers, in fact they have been around for centuries. There’s evidence of them as far back as seventh-century China, where the stone was believed to have healing and protective properties.

Jade Rollers

The ancient Chinese methodology stimulates lymphatic drainage, effectively acting as an intensive, quick-fix workout for your face, promising to boosting circulation and eliminating puffiness, so your face looks more sculpted.

It also helps relieve tension that can cause wrinkles and fine lines, especially around our forehead and eyes.

Using a jade roller post skin-care product application help the ingredients soak in better too, boosting their effectiveness.

The ancient Chinese methodology stimulates lymphatic drainage, effectively acting as an intensive, quick-fix workout for your face.

The simple mechanism features an oblong stone of pure jade that’s attached to a handle with a metal frame, like a paint roller.

Many versions are dual-ended, featuring a smaller stone on the opposite end for use on smaller areas, like around the eyes.

How do you use it?

Once you’ve applied your skin care products (hydrator, serum, oil, cream or moisturizing mask – that order), you can massage all over the face for three to five minutes with the jade roller.

The best way to use the tool is to work outwards and upwards, draining any excess fluid from your face.

Jade Roller Feat

Using broad sweeps always, work away from the nose area, roll across the forehead, cheeks, throat and décolleté area

You can find lots of videos on YouTube to show your the best way to use the mechanism.

The results are akin to a chemical-free, injection-free, affordable face lift.

It’s best not to use the roller close to your eye, so stick to below your eye socket bone, but if you opt for a version with a mini roller on one end, drawing the smaller roller across your undereye area can help to take down swelling.

The lymph glands are just beneath surface level so there’s no need to apply to much pressure.

Does it work?

The effects of a jade are immediate. Using it at night straight away I noticed my face was more taut and firm, and you can really feel that all your products have been absorbed.

I like to use it all over one side before the next and you can actually see the difference between the two sides of your face – hello cheekbones.

What’s more, waking up after gliding the roller across my skin the previous night my face doesn’t have that morning puffiness.

jade roller

Not only is my face more toned I’ve noticed a difference in the tone and clarity of my complexion.

The results are akin to a chemical-free, injection-free, affordable face lift.

I also really enjoy the ritual of using a jade roller, it’s really quite meditative – enhancing my already elaborate, but highly enjoyable, evening time skin care routine.

As you might have gathered from my enthusiasm, I am a complete convert – my skincare routine will never be without a jade roller again.

Bonus tip, popping it into the fridge, or even freezer, before use can add to the cooling, calming effect – instant de-puffing.

But even at even a room temperature the tool is pleasantly cool, but builds temperature as you work your facial muscles.

As you might have gathered from my enthusiasm, I am a complete convert – my skincare routine will never be without a jade roller again.

Where can you buy it and how much does it cost?

I bought my double ended jade facial roller on www.cultbeauty.co.uk for just £22, you can also get a single head jade roller, with for £18.