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Do Jade Rollers Actually Work? Here's the Truth

The science behind the trendy skincare tool, according to a dermatologist and a beauty chemist.

The beauty world is buzzing about stones right now. From jade rollers to sculpting gua sha tools, these tools are being touted as the secret to firmer, more youthful skin.


"Though jade rolling is trending, people have been using face rollers and sculpting tools made from smooth jade for centuries, " says Sabina Wizemann, Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab senior chemist. "The technique originated in China, where it was known for healing and purifying,” Wizemann explains.


So what are jade rollers?

A jade face roller is a sculpting tool with complementary rollers at each end that work into the contours of the face, according to board-certified dermatologist Monica Li, M.D, a cosmetic and medical dermatologist in Vancouver. They can be made of jade or quartz stone. “Jade rolling is thought to work by aiding in lymphatic drainage [moving fluid that pools under skin], which can have a depuffing effect," says Wizemann. But are jade rollers, used to massage your face and apply skincare products, really the miracle fix for great skin?


What are the benefits of jade rollers?