If you stay up on the current beauty trends, we’re sure you’ve seen this intriguing little tool rolling around the market. With rave reviews from happy customers, beauty bloggers and even the SB staff, the beauty community’s newest little secret, the jade facial roller, definitely has our attention (this is the third time we’ve talked about this beauty wonder, but our first article dedicated fully to our obsession). So, today, we’re sharing all the insider information. From what it does, to how it does it, to where you can find one for yourself, we have all the tips, tricks and explanations you’ve been looking for. Here is everything you should know about the jade facial roller.

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Facial rollers, like these from Herbivore, are the beauty world’s new favorite tool. Image: Herbivore

WHAT IS IT?

We first noticed a surge in the facial rolling trend with Nurse Jamie’s Uplift Massaging Facial Roller, which hit the market with a bang a few years ago. This compact, little tool is rolled in an upward motion across the face with the intention of energizing, enhancing, reviving and uplifting skin. And guess what?! It really works! So, when Herbivore’s Jade Facial Roller joined the party, we were ready to celebrate.

According to Herbivore, facial rolling is a beauty ritual that dates back to Seventh Century China, when women would use facial rolling to reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. Today, the look of the tool may have changed, but the intention remains the same. The facial roller is a de-stressing and relaxing tool that not only aids in firming skin and reducing the look of puffiness, but it also helps to support and drain the lymphatic system, which is the body’s main major detoxifying system. For us skincare lovers, the words “main major detoxifying system” make our ears perk up. If you can get rid of the toxins inside your body, your skin, hair, nails and overall appearance will improve. Plus, your body will have more energy, giving you that added boost to get through each day.

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This jade facial roller will aid in draining the lymphatic system while reducing the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Find it here for $30. Image: Sephora

HOW DOES IT WORK?

How can a simple facial roller actually yield results? Well, when rolled across the face, it actually massages the lymphatic system by moving excess water that is stored in our bodies. This, in turn, causes the puffiness in our face to fade, and when the lymphatic system flows freely, the results are clearer, healthy-looking skin without a buildup of toxins. It will also improve the elasticity of skin, reduce fine lines, ease muscle tension (great for those with tight jaws) and help whatever product you are using absorb into the skin more intensely.

Additionally, jade is known to be a positive crystal that brings prosperity, purity, tranquility, peace and harmony to the user. It is meant for emotional healing and is known to relieve irritability while helping to eliminate negativity and bring abundance to your life. So, whether you’re using it for its scientific or metaphysical benefits, this tiny tool can bring both physical and emotional change.

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Glide the facial roller upward with a focus on cheeks and any fine lines for best results. Image: movalues.com

HOW TO USE IT

Before you run to the store and add this magical abundance-bringing beauty tool into your daily routine, we first want to explain the best ways to use it. We suggest storing your facial roller in the refrigerator or freezer. Not only will this be a refreshing and soothing way to greet your skin in the morning and before bed, but it will also help to more quickly reduce that unwanted morning puffiness.

After cleansing and toning your skin, take your roller out of the freezer and add a few drops of your favorite facial oil into the skin. Then, roll the facial roller across the skin gently in upward motions with a major focus on the cheeks.  Repeat this for one to two minutes, and after a few weeks of use, notice a change in your skin’s elasticity and brightness. If you are in need of facial oil suggestions, here are three of our favorites.

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Here are three facial oils we love. The Tarte Maracuja oil is $48, the Laura Mercier rose face oil is $65, and the Drunk Elephant luxury face oil is $72. Images: Sephora

OTHER OPTIONS

Jade isn’t the only crystal available in Herbivore’s line of facial rollers. There is also a rose quartz version which, in addition to helping to drain the lymphatic system and reduce puffiness, connects to the user’s heart chakra, the energy center of love. Worth noting: There are some negative reviews, which remark on the tool’s squeakiness and durability. Since these complaints surfaced, Herbivore has worked to improve the durability of the tool.

Additionally, we suggest giving the Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Facial Roller a try. This is the first contemporary facial roller to make a big splash in the beauty world, and it quickly became a cult favorite. This tool, which is a bit pricier than the jade roller, features 24 unique massaging stones that replicate the techniques used in spa facials to improve the appearance of skin tone and create youthful, radiant results.

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Here are two alternatives for the jade facial roller. This Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller is $40, and the Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Face Roller is $69. Images: Sephora

And there you have it— everything you need to know about facial rolling and the beauty world’s favorite new tool: the jade facial roller!

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