Revlon Jade Stone Facial Roller Review

Revlon Jade Stone Facial Roller Review
Revlon says "Made from real jade, this facial roller glides over skin, diminishing puffiness and boosting circulation for a brighter, smoothing effect." I finally jumped on the jade roller trend - I was holding out for an affordable option because I feel like they're complete gimmicks - but hey, I like the aesthetic. Revlon's new Jade Stone Facial Roller is the first jade roller to hit the drugstore, and it retails for $15AUD ($10 USD). Revlon is not cruelty free. This facial roller was made in China.

Revlon's Jade Stone Facial Roller is pretty standard in design - two rounded stones, attached to a long, thin handle. The Revlon logo previously adorned the handle in white lettering, but it rubbed off with minimal use! Revlon claims that this roller is made with real natural jade, but according to my research most jade rollers are actually made of serpentine or other imitation stones. I'm not surprised by that, when jade rollers first became a trend I was really skeptical that they were genuinely made of jade, which is pretty expensive stuff. Whether this roller is real jade or not, it mimics the feel of it quite closely. By the way, something I see mentioned infrequently - jade (and similar stones) are porous, so you need to clean your jade rollers periodically!

 As pleasing to the eye as this jade roller is, I do have a few critiques for it's construction.  Revlon's Jade Stone roller has much less weight to it than I expected, but it feels reasonably sturdy. The smaller side can get a little tight and doesn't roll smoothly, while the larger side feels too loose and mobile to apply a decent amount of even pressure. Both sides of this facial roller squeak like a hamster wheel. I've owned dozens of mice, hamsters, and gerbils over the years, so I'm practically immune to that sound, but I can see how it would detract from this tool's ~relaxing~ effects for some.

Revlon's Jade Stone Facial Roller is fun and novel to use. This tool feels cooling (some keep it in the fridge to up the chill factor - I'll probably follow suit in the summer months) and pleasant, providing light pressure when rolled over the skin. Stone rollers are meant to increase circulation and lymph drainage, helping skin to look brighter, firmer, and more even with time. I've found this roller to be nice for pressing in serums, and smoothing out sheet masks. I don't feel like this tool has had any visible impact on my skin, aside from maybe some slight depuffing (it's hard to say, puffiness isn't typically a problem for me). My skin, nor my skincare routine, seem to be improved by Revlon's Jade Stone Roller in any way. If I'm honest, the novelty wore off quite quickly, and I rarely reach for my jade roller now.

All up, I don't feel like jade rollers live up to their hype. Revlon's is a wallet-friendly way to give them a try - I find it doubtful that a pricier model would have much more impact than this drugstore one does, though the construction may be better. If you want to try one out for yourself, or you're just a sucker for aesthetic like I am, give jade rollers a try, but they're far from an essential. I'll keep my Revlon Jade Stone Facial Roller, but I do kind of regret spending the money on it.

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