Beauty product of the week: Rose quartz face roller
If you don't already have a facial roller, here's why you need one.
Why we love this product
I'd heard a lot about face rollers way before I made the decision to buy one. I'd had a few sent in from brands, but never got around to trying them.
Eventually, a pretty, pink roller caught my eye in Sportsgirl. I bought it simply because I thought it was pretty and would make a stylish addition to my curated bedside table. I wasn't really planning on using it. But one night I did.
I'd see influencers like Lily Aldridge and Devin Brugman all spruiking the benefits, so I gave it a go. And while it's not the cure-all product that some claim, it's pretty darn good.
So what does it actually do? Well, my face roller is double-ended with two elliptical crystal beads on either end that roll and spin. The big one is for the bigger plains of the complexion and the smaller one is for around the eyes. The idea is that you use it to roll over the delicate skin of your face. And that's sort of it.
It sounds basic, but the effect is a blood-flow stimulating face massage that encourages your skin to look brighter and healthier. I've also read that facial massage helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, although I should note that I don't think this has been clinically proven.
It also encourages lymphatic drainage and can very quickly depuff your skin. I often use it right before a makeup application to remove all puffiness and so I don't go over-board with my contouring. I'll also use it on certain mornings when I wake up and my eyes are super puffy; my roller can take down the swelling in 30 to 60 seconds. If you keep it in the fridge, it will work even faster.
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The other massive benefit for me is that it absolutely makes my skincare products work more effectively. The rolling and massaging motion of the face roller over your skin pushes your moisturisers and face oils deeper into your complexion. The benefits of the product are then felt throughout the epidermis, not just on the top layer. Whenever I pair my face roller with my Murad face oil, I always wake up glowing.
An aside from all the skin benefits, face rollers just feel really lovely. After a long day in the office, it's nice to do something to relax and unwind. A facial massage is one of my favourite ways to end the day.
Face rollers can cost anywhere from $10 to $100, it just depends on the size and material it's made from. My pretty Sportsgirl one was $25.
Where you can buy it
You can buy these in many places but my favourite places to shop would be iHerb, which currently has some affordable jade options; Showpo which has double-ended jade and rose options; Lux Aestiva which sells a gorgeous, heavy jade kind; and then of course eBay which has everything under the sun. If you're feeling posh, try MECCA which has some luxury options.