The new millennium has truly escalated the global phenomenon that is skincare, popularising ancient chinese techniques to enhance our natural presence. Beauty enthusiasts are excited about ‘new’ innovations in collections, tools and routines taking to social media with tools such as the jade roller and Gau Sha with over 500k hashtags on Instagram alone.

So why such a surge in popularity? What are these tools and do they really make an impact?

The Jade Roller

In case your feed isn’t up to date with the latest trend, a jade roller is simply a beauty tool made of jade (or other stones such as rose quartz) used for natural facial enhancements.

The jade is naturally cool to immediately awaken your skin cells combined with pressure from the stone for a soothing massage and gentle sculpting all over the face.

Increase circulation and tighten your skin with smooth sweeping motions across the flat planes of your face like your cheeks, forehead and chin. Delicately smoothen around your eyes and nose with the smaller end of the tool.

Beyond the visually stunning aesthetics and soothing touch, the jade roller claims to promote lymphatic drainage through pressure relieving fluid in the face. The continuous use of this tool promises wellness benefits to illuminate and revitalize the skin. Benefits include;

  • Improved elasticity of the skin
  • Reduced puffiness and fine lines
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Enhanced penetration of skincare products
  • Pore minimisation

In essence, the jade roller promises brighter, tighter and a naturally contoured face proud to boast bare skin.

The Gua Sha

Derived from traditional Chinese healing methods, the Gua Sha is another popularised beauty tool taking over social media and skin care rituals to calm inflammation, relieve tension, sculpt skin and promote healing.

Similar to the Jade roller, the Gua Sha leverages jade or rose quartz stones for a cooling and pressurised combination. Revitalise your skin cells by massaging your face in long, sweeping strokes.

If you’re looking to elevate your Celletoi skincare ritual, science and social media agree, these trends are here to increase, improve and embrace natural beauty.