Jade rollers are made with a green jade crystal, also called the stone of eternal youth. On the other hand, rose quartz rollers are made with pink rose quartz crystal, or the crystal of love and healing. Both crystal rollers are very good to use on your skin, but what’s the biggest difference when choosing which one to use?
The biggest difference between jade rollers and rose quartz rollers is when you should use them: Jade rollers are best used in the morning to revitalize skin and remove toxins. Rose quartz rollers are better for night-time skincare routines, as they soothe skin and help it absorb beauty products.
That’s the biggest difference, but there are quite a few more reasons why you might want to choose one roller over the other. Read on for all the differences between these crystal rollers and what each of them can do for your skin if you give them a try.
What’s the difference between jade rollers and rose quartz rollers?
Although jade rollers and rose quartz rollers are both made from crystals, there are some big differences between the two:
Use jade in the morning and rose quartz at night
It’s best to use a jade roller in the morning and a rose quartz roller at night.
A jade roller wakes up the skin by getting the blood flowing, and it pushes out fluids and toxins that built up while you were sleeping. This makes it the better roller to use in the morning, after applying your favorite lotion or serum.
Rose quartz has a calming effect on the skin and helps the skin absorb richer and more nourishing night-time beauty products, which makes it the better product for night rolling. You may want to sleep with the rose quartz roller in your bedroom, to get even more benefits from this crystal (click here to find out why).
Jade is slightly rougher than rose quartz
If you rub your finger over a jade roller and then over a rose quartz roller, you’ll notice that the jade has some texture to it and the rose quartz is smooth. It’s this uneven surface on the jade that causes a little friction when rolling the face, which makes jade a great tool for lymphatic drainage massage.
The lymphatic system has a few jobs but one of them is to keep the fluid level steady in the body by moving extra fluid from cells into the bloodstream, to be carried away. The lymph system also removes waste from our cells, to keep us strong and healthy. (source)
When our lymph system is sluggish, we have been lying down for a few hours, or we aren’t well, fluids often build up in the face and cause some swelling or puffiness.
Rolling the face for a minute or more in the morning with a jade roller helps to get the fluids moving and activate the lymph system, which absorbs fluids and toxins. This can visibly reduce puffiness in the face and make your face more streamlined.
Jade is for oily skin and rose quartz is for dry skin
Because jade reduces inflammation and clears the skin better than rose quartz, it tends to be more effective on oily skin. Jade can help with removing toxins from the face and clearing blemishes that oily skin is often more prone to have.
Don’t use any roller on acne as it may irritate the condition – speak to your doctor or dermatologist for advice.
Rose quartz rollers are softer on the skin, and they can work wonders on dry or combination skin that needs healing and deep nourishment. Rose quartz is also good for normal skin, sensitive skin, or for those with rosacea (red patches on the face or a red face that looks flushed).
Jade is for balance and rose quartz is for healing
In the crystal-verse, jade is believed to bring balance, calm, and eternal youth. Rolling jade on your skin can give you a more youthful appearance, clear up the skin, and keep your skin tone clear and radiant over time.
Rose quartz is the stone of love and healing. Rolling rose quartz on your face is thought to slow down aging, feed the skin to even out wrinkles, and boost self-confidence. It can also bring good things into your life when you say these affirmations to your rose quartz or use it in meditation.
You may want to cleanse your rose quartz roller when you first get it and regularly thereafter. Click here for a list of ways to cleanse rose quartz, with instructions.
Jade and rose quartz give the skin different minerals
Michael Gienger, a crystal expert who studied semi-precious stones for decades and wrote a book about it, believed that the minerals in a crystal can move from the crystal across the skin barrier through touch. Once inside, these minerals cause changes in the body.
If this is the case, using a crystal face roller passes trace minerals from the crystal into the skin. If you are using a jade roller, you are feeding your skin with: silica, oxygen, calcium, and magnesium. If you are using a rose quartz roller, you are feeding your skin with: silica, oxygen, sodium, titanium, iron, or manganese.
All of these trace minerals are beneficial for the skin:
- Silica encourages the production of collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity and strength. (source)
- Pure oxygen boosts blood circulation, plumping up the skin and soothing acne.
- Calcium locks in moisture and helps your skin replace old cells with new, healthy cells.
- Magnesium slows down the appearance of wrinkles and aging.
- Sodium releases excess fluid in the skin and reduces puffiness.
- Titanium protects the skin from sun damage.
- Iron boosts blood flow.
- Manganese helps the skin heal and produce collagen, which makes it look younger.
Of course, the roller must be made from real rose quartz or jade. Here’s how to tell if rose quartz is real or fake.
What do face rollers do for the skin?
Even though there are several differences between jade rollers and rose quartz rollers, both rollers can do wonders for the skin when used as part of a daily beauty routine.
Below is a list of benefits you can expect from rolling your skin with a jade roller or a rose quartz roller:
- Reduced redness
- Soothed skin
- Brighter complexion through better blood circulation
- Softened fine lines and anti-aging benefits
- Better collagen production for plumper and younger looking skin
- Exfoliation and the removal of dead skin cells
- Contoured face through lymphatic drainage
- Tighter pores
- Less puffy eye area, and no more dark circles or under-eye bags
- Relaxed facial muscles
- Improved ability to absorb moisturizing products by the skin
- Reduced acne scarring
- Even skin tone and improved skin texture