Dating all the way back to 7th century China, the jade facial roller is a skincare and beauty tool designed to aid lymphatic drainage, reduce the appearance of puffiness and improve the severity of fine lines and wrinkles.
Used in ancient Chinese medicine and cosmetic treatments, the jade roller firms skin and brightens its tone by gently massaging toxins away and stimulating blood flow to the face.
Daily use of a jade roller significantly improves circulation, cell turnover and even supports collagen production by clearing congested lymph nodes.
All of these things are essential for maintaining youthful, radiant complexion.
In ancient China, jade stone was also said to bring peace, harmony and fight stress.
So how do you use it?
After cleansing and toning (preferably with a glycolic toning lotion), smooth a few drops of facial oil or serum onto the face to lubricate skin's surface and allow the jade roller to slide and massage with ease.
Many facialists dip the jade roller in ice cold water or leave it in the fridge before rolling directly onto skin.
The colder the instrument, the greater the boost for circulation and collagen production!
The freezing material draws blood to the region and stimulates cell growth to revitalise skin and enhance luminosity.
Start by rolling the jade over the centre of the face, under the eyes and cheekbones, moving slowly out towards the hairline in short, gentle strokes.
Move down towards the jawbone, starting at the chin and gradually easing out to the bottoms of the ears.
Roll above the eyebrows and across the forehead in an out and upwards motion.
If the jade facial roller has a two ends, use the smaller one to concentrate around the delicate eye area which is most prone to fine lines.
And don't forget the neck - before you finish, gently roll down the side of the neck and in towards the centre of the clavicle.
What do the experts say about using a jade facial roller?
New York-based celebrity facialist Ling Chan uses jade rollers as facial massagers on her A-list clientele.
"Just as exercise can tone your body, the the jade roller can tone your face," she told Arishine Beauty Blog.
Using a jade roller will clear fluid from underneath the skin, improve elasticity and suppleness, tighten fine skin around the eye area, boost circulation and promote cell regeneration for a brighter, more radiant complexion.
Celebrities including Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr all swear by jade rollers and credit them for maintaining their youthful complexions.
Where can you buy one?
As ancient beauty treatments steadily grow in popularity, jade rollers are becoming more easily accessible.
Finding one that's good quality is a different story, though.
Catch the top five jade rollers available in Australia right here, right now!
1. Herbivore Botanical's Jade Facial Roller
Herbivore's jade roller is described as a facial massage tool to relax and de-stress skin.
This roller is designed to be use with a drop of facial oil or serum, to improve elasticity, reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines, ease facial muscle tension and help the face to absorb skincare products more deeply.
This Instagrammable jade roller comes with a stylish gold handle and, most importantly, the 'Clean seal' - aka completely free from SLS, parabens, formaldehydes, and synthetic fragrance.
Herbivore Botanical's roller comes with a four star rating from Sephora Australia customers, and an impressive 10,000 likes.
However some users questioned the authenticity of the product with many saying it's not made from real jade.
"I understand from the price of the item this stone probably isn't going to be real Jade, but when it's marketed as a 'jade facial roller' I thought it would contain SOME jade.. however on the package contents, it states: 'Includes 1 x Aventurine Jade Facial Roller' - Aventurine and Jade are NOT the same stone, aventurine is a quartz.
"As to how it performs, it feels cool to the touch, and glides smoothly across the skin. I do enjoy using it, just not the false advertising!"
Shop the Herbivore Jade Facial Roller from Sephora Australia for $30, the cheapest jade roller in this series.
2. Zudoya Jade Roller
Zudoya's 'stone of beauty' premium jade roller is marketed as a tool with 'amazing healing properties'.
The two-ended roller promises to reduce puffiness and stimulate circulation for smooth, beautiful skin, and comes with a luxury storage box and a cool-me refrigerator bag to keep it ice cold between uses.
Best of all? It's cruelty-free.
With 74 five star reviews on the brand's official website, Zudoya is officially the leading seller of jade rollers in Australia.
One happy customer called Lani said she loves how the facial roller helps press serum and facial oils deep into the skin.
Shop now from Zudoya's official site for the discounted price of $45.97 for a limited time only (usually $69.99).
3. Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool
This unusual Chinese beauty tool works in much the same way as the traditional jade roller, massaging the skin to promote a smoother, more radiant complexion with greater elasticity to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The Mount Lai Gua Sha comes in both jade and rose quartz form, with reviews noting the rose quartz facial massage tool is more durable and less likely to snap.
The Gua Sha comes with a 4.5 star rating online, with customers praising its easy to use design.
"The shape is good, easy to handle. It is good enough for everyday use and really helps on a puffy morning. I use it after applying Kora Organics Noni Glow facial oil, and keeping the face moist in between with Avene thermal mist. If I could go back, I would purchase the rose quartz version instead of the jade, since jade can break much easier."
Another user said: "Love using this Gua Sha for massaging my face. It’s especially nice when you cool it (put it in the fridge) and it gives a nice cooling effect. I feel like my beauty products get more absorbed when I use this."
Mount Lai also sell jade, amethyst and rose quartz face rollers.
Buy a jade or rose quartz gua sha from Sephora Australia for $42.
WATCH a blogger try the Mount Lai Gua Sha rose quartz beauty tool!
4. SALT by Hendrix Jade Face Roller
SALT by Hendrix's jade roller promises to "enhance the effectiveness of your beauty routine" by boosting blood circulation and promoting cell regeneration through lymphatic drainage.
SALT by Hendrix, a plant-based, cruelty free brand, reference the ancient benefits of jade in the description of this facial tool, claiming it "instils confidence, calms the nervous system and promotes healing and balance".
It's also marketed as a great self-care tool to make applying eye cream and facial oil more enjoyable.
The beauty tool comes with a 4.5 star rating, with 91 percent of reviewers recommending to a friend.
One user wrote: "I love using this tool after I have moisturised my face and it feels very relaxing. I'm still not sure if the other benefits actually work but regardless, I love the way it feels on my skin. Its nice and cool and very cathartic."
Another acne-prone user said: "Honestly, the choice between rose quartz vs jade was a matter of which colour I liked better (as opposed to the supposed "differences" in the qualities and benefits of the material/mineral). Still, this is apparently better for circulation (rose quartz more for cooling) so I prefer this one better for my needs (cold body, hot face hence acne on face)."
Best of all? SALT by Hendrix is based in Sydney - made for Australians, by Australians!
The brand also stocks a rose quartz roller, if you prefer.
Shop now on Adore Beauty for $34.95.
5. White Lotus Anti-Aging Jade Face Roller
Made from 100 percent jade crystal, this luxury jade roller is specially designed for use as an anti-aging beauty tool in facial treatments.
The White Lotus jade roller promotes blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, cools skin to close pores, tones skin to revitalise tired, sagging skin and reduces puffy eye bags and dark circles.
It also improves skin discolouration, fine lines and early onset wrinkles.
Shop online from White Lotus' official website for $45.