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Even though jade rollers are all the rage right now, this trend is anything but new. They’ve been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and have a proven track record of delivering legit benefits. (For the rare few who may not be familiar, a jade roller is a small, handheld tool that basically looks like a paint roller and is made of smoothed-out stone.)
For starters, it’s an effective method of self-massage, helping to boost circulation and flush out toxins simultaneously while combating puffiness and increasing that always-coveted radiance. Jade also tends to feel consistently cool to the touch, making the rolling experience soothing and refreshing. Then there are the energetic benefits of the stone itself; jade is known for promoting prosperity, abundance, and wisdom. Sure, it may sound a little too ‘woo-hoo' for some, but hey, it can’t hurt.
So get to rolling with the best jade rollers out there.
Atahana Jade Roller
Includes gua sha tool and fridge case
Has an e-book tutorial for first-time rollers
Reviewers note roller head can pop off
Just a helpful heads up that not all of the jade rollers you may find are actually made of real jade. You’ll still get the same aesthetic benefits, but if you’re looking to reap the stone’s energetic effects make sure the one you pick is legit. This one fits the bill, made of 100 percent Xiuyan jade mined from China. The price is great, and it comes with a gua sha tool as well, plus a very helpful video and e-book tutorial that’s great for first-time rollers.
Features: Comes with gua sha tool | Manual or Electric: Manual
Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller
Stone is ethically-mined
This classic pick recently got an upgrade. It now boasts even more durable hardware, plus higher quality and ethically-mined stones. Also dual-sided, it’s a great choice for use on any and every spot on your face.
Features: Dual-sided | Manual or Electric: Manual
Keep this jade roller in the freezer to make it feel extra cooling and refreshing.
Shiffa Jade Roller
Tackles eye puffiness
Minimizes the look of pores around nose
Newbies and pro rollers alike will appreciate the ease and efficacy of this double-sided tool. The larger of the two ends is great for rolling along areas such as your jawline and neck. You can use the smaller side to combat puffiness under your eyes or minimize the look of pores around your nose (yes, a jade roller can do that, too).
Features: Dual-sided | Manual or Electric: Manual
Province Apothecary Dual-Action Jade Facial Roller
Offers two textures
Provides more of a massage touch than some
Both sides are the same size
Yet another dual-sided option, this one has the distinction of having two rollers that are the same size but different textures. One side is smooth and one has studs, and the latter makes for a slightly more of a massaging or kneading effect and even slightly exfoliates. It’s a pairing that any face-rolling aficionado is sure to appreciate.
Features: Dual textures | Manual or Electric: Manual
Mount Lai Jade Tension Melting Massager for Face & Neck
Made for neck and shoulders
Comes in various colors
Easy to use
Tricky to use on small areas
Gudrun Snyder, the founder of Moon Rabbit Acupuncture, is a fan of all of the offerings from this brand; the Asian-owned company has roots in traditional Chinese medicine, Snyder says. This dual-headed option is a top pick, boasting a unique, Y-shape that can be used on the face but is especially ideal for rolling along your neck and shoulders. We can feel our muscles relaxing already…
Features: Unique Y-shape | Manual or Electric: Manual
Mei Apothecary Jade Facial Roller
Small end could be decreased in size
Yes, as a general rule of thumb, a good quality jade roller doesn’t necessarily come cheap but consider this the exception to the rule. Ringing in at under $20, it has all the features you need—it’s dual-sided with two different size heads and is made with real Xiuyan jade.
Features: Dual-sided | Manual or Electric: Manual
Esker Beauty Allover Roller
Large, textured head for use on body
Increases stimulation to boost blood flow
Breaking news, jade rolling isn’t just for your face. It can have equally great benefits for the skin below your chin, and this extra-large tool is specifically made for jade rolling your body. The 7-inch by 3.25-inch size has a textured head, claiming to increase stimulation, while also boosting blood flow and helping to flush toxins out of your muscles.
Features: Extra large size for body | Manual or Electric: Manual
Knesko Green Jade Gemstone Roller
Includes travel case
Different stone options
Those who can’t leave home without their jade roller (trust us, it is a great travel essential to have on hand) will appreciate that this splurge-worthy pick comes with a convenient carrying case in which to store your beloved tool. The handmade roller also ups the ante of jade’s spiritual benefits, as the stone is Reiki energy-charged. Yes, please.
Features: Comes with travel case | Manual or Electric: Manual
Re:Mix Re:Wand Face Tool
Can create a customized 'wanding' routine
Can be tricky to use
Consider this the love child of a jade roller and gua sha tool. Designed by a doctor of East Asian medicine, it can be used as either-or, ideal for all kinds of reflexology (and cosmetic) purposes. You can even purchase a video from the brand’s founder where she’ll create a customized ‘wanding’ routine specifically for you so that you can really maximize the benefits. Rather than being made of jade, it’s made of crocodile jasper, another protective stone known to promote tranquility, which also happens to be stunningly gorgeous.
Features: Rolling or gua sha tool hybrid construction | Manual or Electric: Manual
Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller
Special design for the eye area
Stone stays very cold for a while
Reduces facial tension
Not ideal for neck and body
The under-eye area is prime real estate to target with a jade roller (buh-bye, puffiness and dark circles), and this choice, another option from Snyder’s preferred brand, is great for use in this area. Specially made for the delicate skin around the eyes, the distinct, mushroom-esque shape makes it easy to reach the area without accidentally applying too much pressure. Just make sure to apply a little bit of eye serum or eye cream beforehand.
Features: Unique shape for the eye area | Manual or Electric: Manual
There are lots of great jade rollers out there. The Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller is one of our favorites, a dual-sided, super high-quality option that is made from an ethically mined stone. The Province Apothecary Dual-Action Jade Facial Roller is another dual-sided pick, touting two different textures rather than sizes, the studded one of which offers a mild exfoliating effect. And remember, you can roll on your body, too. For that purpose, the oversized, nubby Esker Beauty Allover Roller is a top pick.
What to Look for in a Jade Roller
If you’re looking to reap the benefits of jade itself (along with the rolling benefits), make sure to do your due diligence to ensure you’re getting real jade. Real jade varies in color from pale to dark green, says Snyder, who says there are many ‘knock-offs’ on the market that are made from painted marble.
Smooth stone is ideal for a cooling and relaxing experience, while those that are textured offer more of an exfoliating effect, explains Snyder.
The standard size you see is great for areas of the face like the cheeks, forehead, and jawline, while smaller ones are excellent for using around the eyes. Oversized options are great for the neck and body.
What are the benefits of jade rollers?
There are, in a word, many. “Not only do jade rollers improve the overall appearance of your skin and help de-puff, but they also work to improve blood circulation and relieve facial and jaw tension,” explains Snyder. “Moreover, jade is suitable even for sensitive or irritated skin because it can calm inflammation. It is cooling in nature, and Eastern culture, it is associated with beauty—and good fortune,” she explains.
How do you use a jade roller?
First and foremost, apply only light pressure when rolling; pushing down too hard can damage the delicate capillaries in your face, cautions Snyder. The direction you roll also matters. “Follow the contours of your face, moving outward and downward, and don’t forget to roll your neck to help flush out anything you’ve moved out of your face,” says Snyder. Applying a serum or moisturizer to your skin pre-rolling is a good idea, and be sure to clean your roller afterward; soap and water or rubbing alcohol work well, she says.
How often should you use a jade roller?
One of the best things about jade rollers? “You can use them as often as you like,” Snyder says. In other words, keep one on hand and start rolling whenever the urge strikes... or your skin good use a little TLC.
Why Trust Byrdie?
Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, writing for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. A longtime fan of jade rolling, she does so regularly (AKA pretty much every morning). She has used many of the options on this list, and is currently loving the Re:Mix Re:Wand featured here.
Meet the Expert
Gudrun Snyder is a Doctor of East Asian Acupuncture and the founder of Moon Rabbit Acupuncture in Chicago.
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