Gwenyth Paltrow, The Violet Grey Code, and every other Youtube beauty guru have been talking about it. Hype or Legit? I put it to the test.
Between raising small kids and running a business, proper REM cycle sleep has been seldom these last few years, which is cool; I get it. But how does one combat the effects of feeling less bright-eyed and more, well, puffy? Jade rollers, which are handheld massaging tools typically made with one or two jade stone heads, allegedly boost blood circulation, reduce under-eye swelling, and help products absorb better into your skin. For me, it also reduced water retention and puffiness in my cheeks and jawline as well as under eyes, improving the natural contours and bone structure. Hello, less contour makeup! My sinuses get congested around the sides of my nose due to allergies and this helps to combat that swelling as well.
"The roller itself helps remove excess fluid under the eye, while the cool jade stone constricts blood vessels to further minimize swelling," says Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "They can be used by themselves or in combination with your regular under-eye creams."
Pro tip: Pop one in the fridge a few minutes prior to rolling for an extra cooling effect. While it's in there, use the Wyld Skincare charcoal konjac facial sponge to exfoliate and prep the skin first, then apply skincare products before using the extra-cooled jade roller.
Due to natural formations in the stones, each tool will be unique and vary in size and colour from the picture that is listed.
After a two week trial, I'm hooked and knew I had to share it with all of you. Click here to try yours.