Which is better, rose quartz or jade roller? It’s game on!

rose quartz vs jade roller

We’ve left no stone unturned in our quest to find out which stone is best for facial rolling!


Gosh, navigating the world of at-home face rollers can get tough, especially when deciding between a jade roller or a rose quartz roller. Trust us – both these gadgets are a cut above the rest.

They help depuff, encourage lymphatic drainage, fight wrinkles, and give fine lines a (good) run for their money. They both carry healing energy. And they both look really, really pretty.


Honestly, we’re obsessed with both. But in the end, it’s about personal preference. Let’s throw the first stone: jade roller vs rose quartz roller – here we go…


By now you have probably heard of facial rolling, if not, read more on the jade roller, rose quartz rollers, and amethyst roller. Coupled with gua sha, face rollers are one of the best ways to elevate your beauty routine in the comfort of your own home.

Breaking down the differences between jade and rose quartz

Rollback a few centuries and you’ll find jade and rose quartz have existed as far back as 2000 BC.

It’s believed Cleopatra bathed with pieces of jade for its healing properties, while the Goddesses gathered rose quartz crystals by the Nile River and used them to keep her wrinkle-free.

While times have certainly changed (one wouldn’t dare to scout the croc-infested Nile nowadays for crystals), some things have remained the same. Jade and rose quartz are still as popular as ever.


What are the healing benefits of jade & rose quartz?

Sure, there is the beauty of the stones, which speaks for itself, but then there is also the crystals’ composition. Before investing in a face roller, think about what energy you want to embrace.

A protective stone, Jade is said to bless whatever it touches, bringing harmony, soothing the mind, and helping release negative thoughts. Rose quartz, on the other hand, is known as the universal stone of love, opening your heart, and increasing your compassion towards others and yourself.

So is your skin in need of balance, or a little lovin’? Or perhaps both?


In detail, jade…

  • Promotes inner peace and a sense of calmness
  • Balances energy and enhances positivity
  • Works to stabilize inner emotions
  • Promotes clear thoughts, ideas, feelings, and insights


By comparison, rose quartz…

  • Symbolizes unconditional love
  • Supports connection with others and with yourself
  • Helps you to forgive and restores trust
  • Inspires the love of beauty in oneself and others

why use rose quartz instead of jade roller

Which facial roller is best?

Well, that depends on your skin type/condition. Jade rollers have a little more resistance on the skin because jade is not as smooth as the glass-like feel of rose quartz. Because of this, jade rollers tend to have more impact on contouring and/or lifting the skin, while aesthetician Gina Pulisciano tells Healthline that rose quartz is better for calming the skin and reducing redness.

jade vs rose quartz best face massage roller

Jade, however, is a softer stone, and more prone to wear and tear, than rose quartz. While both crystals are cooling on the skin, Jade tends to warm quite quickly when it comes in contact with the skin, while rose quartz holds coolness for much longer, making it the perfect remedy for tired skin and eyes.


The good news is that both stones are non-porous, so they won’t absorb any products you apply to your skin, making them hygienic and easy to clean.  


While seemingly simple, face rollers can be used in different ways. For more on this, take a look at some tricks of the trade by skincare expert Abigail James.


Final verdict

So, will it be a jade or rose quartz roller? Other than the color difference, both jade and rose quartz rollers have the same skincare benefit. Still can’t decide? Learn more about jade vs rose quartz facial roller on each of the product pages to decide what is best for you!

From ancient tool to modern muse, the ritzy history of face rolling

History of rolling - rollers - ancient times in China

Face rollers are paraded as one of the simplest solutions to facial perfection and have swept across social media like wildfire.


Forget plastic surgery, this nifty little tool gives you younger-looking skin without going under the knife or the expense – and results speak for themselves. Users are sharing their before and afters, and facial rolling seems to work at some level on everyone. Some people are even trying it on their grannies, just to be extra sure! And if you fancy trying it yourself (or growing your insta following with face rolling videos), check out our jade, rose quartz, and amethyst rollers right here.


The popularity of face rollers started about four years ago – with no signs of slowing down. Maybe it’s the effects of smoother, de-puffed skin, or the itch to try something innovative and new, but face rollers are hotter than Jason Momoa.


How did face rolling become one of the best beauty trends? Ahead, we look back at the history of face rolling.


The history of face rolling

Face rolling has been around since the time of the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom – used by the Mayans and African Egyptians as a massage and meditation technique for over 5000 years.


It’s believed face rollers were first invented during the Qing Dynasty. For those of us who flunked history, that’s around the time Empress Dowager Cixi ruled China.


If Dowager was alive today, she’d be right up there with the top beauty influencers in the world for setting some serious trends. Each morning, Dowager dusted crushed pearl powder on her face and lathered moisturizer prepared with flower extracts. At night, she applied a facemask of whipped egg whites, before finishing her skin routine off with a jade face roller. It’s believed that very roller – set with gold accents – is today in the Palace Museum’s collection. Now that’s pretty cool, right?


Face rolling and the Western world

While face rollers have always been popular in Chinese culture – albeit reserved for the elite – it wasn’t until 2016 that the ball really started rolling, and these little tools exploded in popularity.

Jade crystal roller facial skin tool

The fame of the face roller was set in stone when Vogue published an article whose headline reads: “Meet the Jade Roller: The Chinese Skin-Care Tool That Tightens, Depuffs and More.” Google searches for the term “jade roller” have nearly tripled since then.


What is face rolling?

You might be wondering what face rolling is? Simply put, it’s like giving your face a little massage, but with an added splash of magic. Face rollers are small handheld wands (think a tiny rolling pin) with the added benefit of healing crystal that you roll across your face.


Just like a cardio workout gives your body a wake-up call, face rollers have the same effect on your facial muscles.


The action of rolling increases blood circulation, rids your skin of nasty toxins via lymphatic drainage, depuffs, and helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. It also does a pretty good job of chiseling out long-lost cheekbones and showing jawlines who’s boss.


Face rolling stones tell dazzling stories…

Sure, face rollers are masters at face contouring, but they also hold mystical powers, with the stones themselves, bringing healing and promoting balance and peace.

rose quartz roller benefits

Rollers are made of various crystals that tout different skin-soothing benefits – for example, jade roller calms irritation and inflammation, amethyst roller tightens pores, rose quartz roller reduces tension, blue sodalite roller hydrates, and black obsidian roller helps with acne.


Due to the success of face rollers, many beauty and skincare houses have added tools such as the gua sha – a flat stone used in traditional Chinese medicine treatments said to stimulate oxygenated blood flow – for a complete mini facial.


The takeaway

We can thank Shakespeare for this expression – “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” – and this age-old quote rings true when it comes to the history of face rolling.


Whatever catapulted the popularity of face rollers from past to post, this buzzy skincare craze has our stamp of approval.


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Fake Rollers

Is it okay to use fake jade roller

Nothing beats the real deal. Think real friends. Real Levi jeans. And yes, real face rollers.

Just like sunglasses, perfumes, and handbags, there are fake versions of face rollers. So how can you protect yourself from being duped? We’re about to tell you…


Related: Facial massage roller reviews – Best Jade and Rose Quartz & Amethyst Roller.


The price of the face roller

Let’s be real here. Price is a major flag when it comes to crystal face rollers. Real crystals will be more expensive than counterfeits.


We know what you’re thinking…does it matter if the stone is real? Isn’t the rolling motion the real magic behind face rollers? Yes, and no.


The purpose of investing in a jade or rose quartz face roller is to not just to reap the benefits of the actual rolling motion but the healing energy of the particular stone.


Known as the “Stone of Heaven”, Jade is praised for its ability to promote inner peace and a sense of calmness. It also balances energy and enhances positivity. Rose Quartz, is the “Stone of Love” and is believed to support connection with others and with yourself. It helps you forgive and let go of past hurts, and inspires the love of beauty in oneself and others.


When considering a roller, manufacturers have become sneaky, replicating crystals by dying and chemically treating marble, glass, plastic, serpentine, and aventurine quartz. Harmful additions could cause skin sensitivity and irritation. This aside, fake stones break and chip more easily.


How to know if your jade roller is real?

Here are 5 steps in how can you tell if jade is real? Read on:

How can you tell a fake jade roller

  1. Check for a smooth, bright color that reflects light like water. Genuine jade fluctuates from dim forestry green to smooth light green with whirls of white. If there are no flaws like dark dabs or white twirls, you can assume it’s a colored stone. Zoom in on photos online.

2.Sometimes a jade roller isn’t green. Say what? Yup, Agate jade rollers can be more brown than green.

3.Real jade can break if it is dropped and is impervious to scratching. It’s also cool to the touch. Check out the reviews.

4.Jade rollers under $20 are likely going to be phony. An exception to the rule is the MoValues original jade roller , which is 100% real.

5. If it’s made of serpentine, Xiuyan jade, new jade, Australian jade, Malaysian jade, or mountain jade, it’s not real jade. There are only two types of jade: jadeite and nephrite.


How to know if rose quartz roller is real?

How can you tell if rose quartz is real? We have you covered:

how to tell if a rose quartz is real

1.Tiny bubbles inside the stone can indicate that your Rose Quartz is actually glass infused with rose-colored dye. This crystal shouldn’t have any oddly shaped air bubbles inside the stone.

2.Nothing in nature is perfect. Stones that don’t have any fine white waves, lines, or streaks are not genuine rose quartz. Zoom up on the product picture.

3. If your rose quartz is too bright in color or a deep pink be cautious. Natural rose quartz is a light pink (think candyfloss). Anything darker and it could be fake.

4. If complaints have been received that the rose quartz roller doesn’t feel cold to touch, swipe to next.

5. Again, price can be an indicator if your roller is made of real rose quartz.


Get ready to roll:

When looking at facial rollers, complaints of crystal chipping or breaking easily should raise an alarm, as should price. The lower the price, the bigger the chance the stone used in the face roller is a phony.

Have you bought a fake roller? Let us know in the comments section.

1 month Jade Roller results – here’s what you can expect

1 month Jade Roller results – here’s what you can expect

Your jade roller has been your trusty beauty companion for one month. You’ve religiously rolled every morning, and every night, for two to four minutes a session. Now you’re ready to see the jade roller results. Here’s what you can expect:



jade roller facial benefits before and after photos
Jade roller results before and after – honeyandbe.com


Jade roller reality vs expectation

Before embarking on your jade rolling journey, you’ve read that facial rolling boosts lymphatic draining and helps decreases puffiness.

You’ve learned that regular use of jade rollers can assist with easing wrinkles and fine lines, give collagen a jump start, and help soothe inflammatory skin conditions. You’ve even hit Instagram up to view results. But has one month of jade rolling really transformed your skin?

Naturally, we decided to try this seemingly magical beauty tool for ourselves – and were legit surprised with the results. Here’s what we know:


For photos of before and after using a Jade. 


Day 1: We specifically chose a classic jade crystal for this review as jade has been revered as a “healing stone” in traditional Chinese medicine for about 5,000 years. The tool looks a little like a rolling pin. A larger stone on one end is designed for cheeks, jaw, and forehead while the smaller stone on the other side is the perfect size for under the eyes and around the mouth. On our first day of using a jade roller, we did see an extra glow and reduced puffiness. But don’t get too excited as these results were temporary. It took several more days before we could really see any lasting results.


Day 4: By day four, we were surprised to find that we did see an improvement in skin texture. It appeared smoother. Toward the end of the week we kind of, sort of, thought skin looked more toned. Maybe? But to be honest, at this point it was impossible to say whether this was a result of rolling but we kept on with the routine. We alternated days using the jade roller to help work treatment serums and oils deeper into the skin.


Day 7: Keeping the jade roller in the fridge helped with keeping skin feeling refreshed. The coolness of the jade was soothing and the massaging motion was enjoyable. Overall, there wasn’t a huge difference in the first week but we still enjoyed using the jade roller for its relaxing effects. Just so you know, we did ensure we kept the roller clean by washing it with soapy water after use (because we know dirty rollers can spread bacteria onto the skin).

Caption: Jade face roller results – I tried Jade Rolling for 30 days, does it work?

Day 14: Two weeks after using the jade roller we started seeing results, mostly in the cheekbone area. Dark under-eye circles also looked improved, and skin around the neck area appeared tightened. We followed the tips of beauty influencers and watched a few videos on YouTube showing the proper technique. We even added a gua sha into the mix for added kicks and giggles.


Day 20: They say it takes three weeks to make or break a habit and by now we were accustomed to using a jade roller every day as part of our beauty routine.


Day 30: After using a jade roller for 1 month, we can safely say we did see results and feel that this is a good skin investment and worth the money. We noticed an improvement in lymphatic drainage and the roller did help prevent and clear breakouts.


In closing

All in all, yes, we were happy with our 1 month jade roller results and would recommend this product, especially if you’re a fan of the ritualistic aspect of sticking to a natural beauty routine.

Men’s Health Beard Roller 101

Men’s Health Beard Roller 101

Men’s Health Beard Roller 101

Men are rolling onto the face roller red carpet, too, and loving the before and after results! Welcome to the era of men’s health beard rollers.


What is a beard roller?

A beard roller is pretty much what the name suggests – a roller specifically designed for beards. It’s been said to hold a bunch of awesome superpowers, from stimulating hair growth and activating sleeping follicles, to boog the absorption of skin products and beard serums, so your best friend (a.k.a your lush beard), can grow to its full potential.

When rolled across your beard region, the roller gets to work quickly, penetrating the top layer of your skin and creates thousands of microscopic channels. This can jumpstart new follicles and tissue and puts the body’s natural healing process into overdrive.


Have a patchy beard or chin strap? This beard roller review by Australian Men’s Health might help you find your way through hairy situations.


Different types of beard roller kits

Just like there is a slew of different Porsche models on the market, there are tons of different beard roller models (although we are sure you will agree, the Cayman GT4 is the sexiest Porsche model ever, but that is a story all on its own).

The majority of beard rollers (called a derma roller if you’re Prince Charles) look like the kind of tool you’d find in the boot of a Batmobile! The blades of the roller are made up of either titanium or stainless steel, with the latter being a cheaper alternative but more likely to break. The rolling ball itself is covered with little needles that come in different sizes depending on which beard roller you buy.

The talk on the street is that the most suitable sized needles are in the range of 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm, and 0.7mm. 0.25mm is the least painful size, while 0.7mm is reserved for Superman (or those who don’t mind a little blood, sweat, and tears).


We like Ebeizi beard kit, which comes with derma roller and beard oil, with the 0.3mm sized needles.  Another option is the Derma Roller and Beard kit over from Lanmove, with beard oil. Again with the same sized titanium needles. If you want to go with slightly thicker needles at 0.5mm then go with the Glemme Biotin Hard Kit.


Beard roller needle size

There are a few larger needle sizes. We have even come across a 1.0mm needle but we are assuming there isn’t a helluva lot of sales of this puppy. Anything over 1.5mm is strictly for use on your body (not your face), or you will end up looking like Freddy Kruger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Eww…


Does a beard roller work?

The majority of male grooming experts say you can expect to see results in as little as four to eight weeks with consistent roller use (no more than twice a week).

It will take time to grow a fuller beard so be prepared to postpone any hot dates for at least another 150 days.

Beard rollers are like the modern relationship: They will not last forever. After about six months, you’ll need to replace the unit with a younger and prettier specimen.


Want to buy your lady her own roller? Look at the jade roller or rose quartz roller.


Good to know: Your beard roller should never be shared, so hide it from your wife, girlfriend, or one-night stand. In addition, don’t forget to always clean the beard roller before and after use.


How to use a beard roller?

  • Begin with a good beard brushing. Working with smooth, tangle-free hair makes rolling easier.
  • With a firm grip on the handle, run the beard roller through the hair on your face in even, slow strokes.
  • Roll backward and forward about 10 times. It doesn’t matter in which direction you go – horizontally, vertically, or diagonally – so long as you roll across the entire beard region.
  • End the routine off with a slather of beard oil serum, unless the roller instructions suggest otherwise.


The straight talk on beard rollers

Now that you know pretty much all there is to know about beard rollers, you can start your beard growth journey with a roller in tow. Just keep the following tips in mind: while sterling silver rollers are cheaper, they break more easily than titanium; beard roller needle sizes differ so choose a size that suits you best; don’t share your beard roller; and lastly, always clean your roller after use.


Have you recently invested in a beard roller? We would love to hear from you. Post your comments and suggestions below.