I’m not a proponent of skincare devices mainly as I personally have a tough time staying consistent with their use. I cannot event begin to tell you how many times I gave into the hype, purchased the latest and greatest, only to have it sit prettily in my drawer. But if there is one beauty tool that has completely changed the game for me and that I have used consistently and almost daily for about two years now that is my facial roller. I currently own two of these, one made from genuine Jade stone and the other from genuine Rose Quartz crystal. Are they all that different and do you really need both? I decided to put them to the test. Enter the Battle of the Facial Rollers: Jade vs. Rose Quartz.
I initially started with the popular Jade Roller which was an inexpensive purchase from Amazon (see here). The price was so attractive that I decided to give it a go. I began to notice a difference in my skin within days and missed how my skin felt on those mornings when I skipped rolling the night before. You can read about my experience using a Jade Roller, what it is, how it works, what is expected and benefits, here. I then decided to read up further on the topic of facial rollers and thus came to discover the Rose Quartz crystal roller which I’ll be discussing in more detail and in comparison to the Jade Roller, in this post.
I introduced the Rose Quartz roller in my skincare routine this past summer. The Rose Quartz was a bit of an investment, see here. But since I use a facial roller almost daily, I figured the cost per use justifies the heftier price. When I started mentioning that I was using a rose quartz roller, I was shocked by the response. So many of you wanted to know more, how it compared to the popular Jade Roller and if it was worth the investment.
How do you use your facial rollers and how often?
I use both facial rollers in the same manner, using the massage technique described in detail in a previous post here. I use them interchangeably and I like to alternate. Some nights I reach for my Jade Roller, other nights I switch it up and use the Rose Quartz one. Personally, I use a facial roller in the evening time almost every night, unless I’m utterly exhausted and stick to the bare necessities. I probably use my facial rollers on average about 5 times a week. I love how invigorated, plump and re-energized my skin is in the morning following rolling the night before. Sometimes I opt to use a roller in the morning if I happen to wake up with big bags under my eyes, as rolling works wonders at depuffing.
What products do you use with your facial rollers?
Both rollers can be used to massage masks, serums, moisturizers and facial oils deep into the skin for better absorption. I have primarily used my rollers with facial oils and sheet masks. I like to push and press the oil into the skin using my fingers and then massage it all in with the roller. Similarly, on those nights when I opt for a sheet mask, I start by applying the sheet mask all over the face and then gently going over with the roller.
Of course, there are physical and intrinsic differences related to the type of material, stone vs. crystal. In terms of physical differences and considering the different design of each roller, I find the Rose Quartz more substantial and a little heftier in terms of how it feels in the hand. It also seems to maintain the coolness sensation a little longer than the Jade roller. But none of these qualities appear to contribute to a visible difference in how my skin looks and feels.
Each type of material is believed to have intrinsic qualities. For instance, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jade is known to help relax the nervous system and eliminate toxins from the skin. It is believed that jade carries a healing energy that can help balance your own inner energies and bring about a sense of harmony and balance. Read more in my previous post here. Ancient Egyptians believed that Rose Quartz crystals had anti-aging properties. It is thought that Goddess Isis would gather rose quartz crystals by the Nile River and use them to keep her skin clear and wrinkle-free. These beautiful soft pink crystals are also commonly known for their powerful vibrations to heal the heart from sentiments of lost love, anger, resentment and jealousy. Rose Quartz is believed to also lower stress, raise self-esteem, restore confidence and balance emotions. The Rose Quartz crystal is packed of minerals (including magnesium, iron and oxygen) that help reduce inflammation and support renewal of skin cells.
What results have you seen?
Both rollers work to bring oxygen to the skin, increase circulation and blood flow, help with the detoxification function, tone up facial muscles, and aid in the absorption of skincare products. The skin is instantly rejuvenated, energized and with a natural healthy-looking glow. Consistent use of a facial roller has left my skin feeling firmer, smoother and looking clearer, while working wonders on my under eye puffiness and dark circles.
Which of these two rollers would you recommend?
Both rollers are excellent tools that I have enjoyed using. Given my overall experience and price points, the roller I have recommended the most is the Jade one. You simply can’t beat the price. I also prefer the design of the Jade roller. It comes with a smaller roller at one end and which you can use on the under-eyes. I don’t typically use the smaller side, but I find it helps better position the roller into the palm of my hand. The Jade roller is more affordable, feels lighter, and sits better into the hand. Win win win!
Have you tried any of these facial rollers yet? What has your experience with rolling been like? Please share in the comments below.
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