I’ve been seeing these little rollers all over the place on the internet, and in two tv shows I watch (Jennifer Aniston used one in an episode of The Morning Show and Brenda Song used one in an episode of Dollface). I was curious. This product claims to help with wrinkles, firmness, undereye puffiness and skin tone, and is made of Rose Quartz. And I finally got one. (You can see the full list of benefits and a wealth of other information at this link as well.)
Upon opening the package, you get this lovely message:
Why, thank you!
These are the included directions, which are pretty straightforward, and no one should have trouble understanding them:
Some of the facial rollers out there are made of Jade and other materials. This one is made with Rose Quartz, a beautiful, pale pink crystal used to help release pain and negative emotions. The directions are to use the roller in conjunction with your favorite moisturizer or serum, and roll upwards and outwards from the neck up.
For review purposes, I decided to give it the impossible task of toning up my crepe-y under-chin area. I am a middle-aged woman who has had multiple weight gains and losses over the years, and unfortunately, that has left my skin in pretty bad shape there. I didn’t expect the roller to smooth out my neck rolls, but I was hoping it would help with the wrinkles under my chin. For what it’s worth, I noticed improvements around my eyes and mouth as well.
The first time I used it was earlier in the day, so I used it with the optional vibrating feature in conjunction with my favorite moisturizer. The stone was cool to the touch, which both helped to “wake” the skin up, and to close pores. The roller really relaxes your neck and facial muscles, similar to what the wooden foot massage rollers do for your feet, and the vibration encourages blood flow to the skin’s surface. Relaxed facial muscles mean fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and more blood flow to the skin’s surface means more oxygen and nutrients to the skin and a more rejuvenated appearance.
The second time I used it, I was getting ready for bed, so I opted to use it in conjunction with my favorite serum. Since I was attempting to relax more than rejuvenate or wake up, I used it without the vibration feature and held it to my heater to warm it up a bit before using it. This was perfect for relaxing before bedtime.
Both times, the roller really worked the moisturizer/serum into the skin a lot better than you could do just using your fingertips. This alone makes it a worthy beauty tool in my opinion.
These photos are of the area underneath my chin, with my chin lifted at a slight angle so you can see what’s going on under there. The first photo is before ever using the roller. The second is a day after using the roller the two times I mentioned. There’s not a huge difference (minimal at best, I know), but there is a difference. The third and fourth photos are after a few days of use. I did my best to keep the angles the same each time. This is something I’m extremely self-conscious about, but thankfully it’s an area that is mostly hidden – I hope!
What I’ve also noticed is that while this WILL help with fine lines and wrinkles, the smoothness doesn’t stay. After a few hours of talking, eating, what have you, the wrinkles will come back. But my photos seem to show slight improvement after a few days, so who knows what a few more weeks will bring? I plan to keep using it to find out!
IN A NUTSHELL…
Amazon Rating: Four out of five stars
Does this product do what it claims? I think so. It’s not going to negate the need for cosmetic work, erase deep wrinkles, or lift saggy skin. But it will definitely minimize fine lines and some wrinkles, tighten pores, and improve skin tone, especially with repeated use.
Do I recommend it? Yes. It is not only a modestly price beauty tool, but I feel like it would also be helpful with easing the pain of facial muscle tension and headaches. It’ll make a great stocking stuffer this time of year!
Have YOU tried one of these facial rollers? What did YOU think?