What Do Jade Rollers Actually Do?

If you’ve spent any time on Instagram or Youtube lately, you’ve probably noticed your fave influencers using the coveted jade roller. These sparkling, face-cooling tools are all the rage right now, and for good reason. But what do jade rollers actually do, and how did they become the latest beauty trend? Let’s dive into all things jade rollers.

History of the jade roller

Although jade rollers may seem like a trendy new thing, they’ve actually been around for a while. Back in seventh-century China, elite society members used them to keep skin looking clear and ageless. It’s also believed that the cooling properties of jade were used by the ancient Mayans and Egyptians to aid with muscle relief. 

Jade, a gem comprised of nephrite and jadeite, is known as the “Stone of Heaven,” representing purity. It’s no wonder jade rollers have gained popularity in recent years–who doesn’t want to soothe their face with something so pure and satisfying? 

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Benefits of jade rollers


So were the ancients onto something by using jade rollers? We think so. You may have heard a term lately called lymphatic drainage. This refers to the process of encouraging the movement of lymph fluids around the body through massage. Basically, it’s draining fluid from your face (or other parts of the body). 

This is one of the main reasons people are loving jade rollers. By massaging your face with the roller, the cooling properties of jade (or quartz, depending on what your roller is made from) combined with the repetitive strokes help depuff your face as your lymph fluids move outward. As your circulation improves, face swelling reduces, leaving you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

If your undereye area tends to be especially puffy with dark circles, the smaller end of the jade roller is your new BFF. This roller is ideally shaped for the smaller areas of your face like the under eyes and helps bring tired eyes to life by reducing puffiness. 

Many beauty enthusiasts recommend adding your favorite skin serum either directly onto the roller or onto your skin before use. This helps you easily distribute product on your complexion and helps it seep into your pores for better application. Plus, it feels amazing on your skin, especially when it’s cold! If you really want to go the extra mile, pop your jade roller in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour (or store it in the fridge regularly) before use to get even more of a cooling feeling. 

An all-in-one jade roller


Because we love jade rollers here at Beautyblender, we wanted to find a way to integrate them into our everyday routines. That’s why we decided to add cooling rollerball tips to 3 of our 5 new makeup brushes!

In our new brushes collection, The Detailers, you can find a zamac rollerball tip on the back end of 3 of our brushes–our powder brush, eyeshadow brush, and crease brush. So basically, you have the equivalent to a jade roller right on the back of three of your most-used brushes. You’ll never have to pack a jade roller with you again since these babies are built into your favorite tools already in your makeup bag. 

These mini rollerball tips mimic jade rollers with a zamac tip, meaning the roller is *always* cool, no refrigeration required. With 360-degree spin, they cover all the hard to reach spots and fit all contours of the face. Just like a jade roller, they’re made to stimulate microcirculation in the face to leave you feeling fresh and energizing. Plus, the tips are in the shape of Beautyblenders, because, duh. 

jade roller makeup brushes 

If you’re ready to get jade rollin’, these brushes are the perfect solution. Get all the deets on The Detailers (pun intended) and start rolling ASAP. A cooling, refreshed face is literally at your fingertips with these incredible two-in-one makeup brushes. 

Read more: Meet the Detailers, the State-of-the-Art Makeup Brushes by Beautyblender