A girlfriend once said she gave the “rose quartz roller” thing a go but saw no noticeable difference in her skin. It wasn’t until she did a little Googling and realised her roller actually was fake rose quartz. This precious pink stone is powerful, but if you’re skeptical about its ability to roll years off your complexion then keep reading.
How Does a Rose Quartz Facial Roller Work
Facial rollers are touted as powerful tools for banishing puffiness, smoothing fine lines and increasing blood circulation for a lovely warm complexion. Depending on the crystal used in the facial roller, you can expect to see slightly different results. Why? Because each crystal stone harnesses different properties. And no, this isn’t some mumbo-jumbo, the stones actually contain different minerals which then are topically transferred to the skin with each massage. It’s also worth remembering each crystal has a different texture, core temperature and weight too.
Now, with all of that in mind, to get the best results from a Rose Quartz Facial Roller you need to know how to use it. We recommend you pop your roller in the fridge should you like an added cooling sensation; this is particularly useful if you have inflamed pimples or have just woken up and need to quickly make yourself feel and look awake. However, remember a Rose Quartz Roller will naturally feel colder than room temperature even if you don’t refrigerate it; don’t worry, this is a normal quality of a genuine rose quartz stone.
How to Massage Your Face with a Rose Quartz Facial Roller
Once you’re ready to massage your face, it is imperative that you roll your skin in the correct direction to aid lymphatic drainage. This basically is the process whereby you massage pockets of fluid retention towards your lymph nodes so your lymphatic system can drain away any excess fluid and toxins.
If you don’t do this properly, you won’t push the excess fluid towards your lymph nodes which means you’ll not see a reduction in puffiness.
We recommend you massage your face in the morning and in the evening before bed – think of it as an extra step in your beauty routine! All you have to do is ensure your face is clean (and your roller is too), then get ready to roll.
In order to drain excess fluid for a slimmer face you need to know where your lymph nodes are. You will find them at the base of the nose, outside the mouth, along the jaw, behind the ears, under the chin, and in the back of the neck. Start gently massaging your face using your Rose Quartz Roller moving each stroke towards the outskirts of your face. You’ll want to ensure you direct the flow of fluid toward those lymph nodes.
For improved results and a gentle vibrating massage, choose from 3 subtle speeds to amplify your massage experience. With up to 13,000 soothing vibrations per minute, the vibrating option adds a touch of relaxation to your beauty routine.
We recommend you massage your face for 5-10 minutes for the best results including de-puffed skin, smoothed fine lines, increased blood circulation and an overall contoured face. Once complete, it’s time to apply your serum and beauty products as normal. Remember, a Rose Quartz Facial Roller is proven to help assist your serums and face creams to absorb better so you’re left with even better looking skin.
How To Spot a Fake Rose Quartz Roller
It’s easy to pick up a cheap crystal facial roller – they’re practically everywhere. From a quick glance they all look the same, but the reality is a fake crystal roller is very different from a genuine one. And for all the wrong reasons. Of course, you can’t expect to see results if you’re using a fake crystal stone roller which means you need to dial in on your knowledge of real Rose Quartz Rollers vs fake ones.
Why and How Genuine Crystal Rollers Work
Crystal stones contain natural properties like magnesium, calcium and other minerals. When you massage your face with it, your skin will topically absorb some of these properties. However, a fake crystal will most likely be made of glass, fake marble or even plastic then dyed pink or green depending on the crystal it’s trying to imitate. If you take the risk of using a fake crystal roller, it’s definitely bad for your skin. Because the fake material is dyed, the chemicals in it will harm your skin and make it become sensitive, irritated, and other possible side effects after using it for a certain period of time.
It’s actually quite easy to spot a fake crystal. There are three things you should check; bubbles, irregularities and temperature.
Fake Crystals Contain Bubbles
Examine a crystal roller up close. If you can spot any little air bubbles, then your crystal isn’t real. In fact, it’s probably made of glass. Like anything in life, you get what you pay for. If you buy a cheap crystal facial roller then chances are the material the "crystal" is made of is glass.
Fake Crystals Will Look “Perfect”
Textural irregularities like white streaks are a normal and natural property of a crystal stone. If your crystal roller looks smooth, consistent and flawless in color and texture then it’s probably not genuine quartz. Look for embedded white streaks as that’s a tell-tale sign your Rose Quartz Roller is genuine. If you take a close look at our RoseSkinCo Riya Rose Quartz Roller you'll see lovely white streaks signalling it's a genuine rose crystal.
Fake Crystals Feel Warm
Fun fact: rose quartz and jade crystal stones both have a lower surface temperature than glass or plastic. If your crystal often feels warm or sits at room temperature, then it’s definitely not genuine. Another good way to test this is by popping it in the fridge and seeing if it quickly warms up without use. Real quartz or jade should stay cooler for longer especially after a stint in the fridge allowing you ample time to massage your face at a cool temperature.
You can remove the head of our RoseSkinCo Riya Rose Quartz Roller and pop it in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation – or leave it sitting out. It's genuine rose quartz, so you've nothing to worry about.
Why Doesn’t a Rose Quartz Roller Work For Everyone?
No matter how much you scour the internet, you’ll always find a cluster of people that found Rose Quartz Rollers don’t work. The reality is, there are a few reasons as to why this is the case.
Chances are these people own and are using a cheap fake crystal roller, so they’re essentially massaging their face with dyed plastic. This is a guaranteed recipe for failure!
Also, another mistake is people don’t massage their skin for long enough. A quick 30 second roll won't do much for your skin! Remember, we recommend you massage your face with a facial roller for at least 5 minutes.
Finally, another popular reason why you might feel your Rose Quartz Roller isn’t working is because you aren’t using it properly. We can’t stress how important it is that you learn to locate your lymph nodes and massage your skin outwards in one direction towards your lymph nodes. If you don’t do this, you’ll essentially be pushing excess fluid around your face which might lead to you looking worse than you did before.
RoseSkinCo Riya Rose Quartz Roller
Now you know how to use a facial roller, we recommend you start with a genuine high-quality crystal facial roller. Meet Riya, our ultrasonic rose quartz roller designed to help promote circulation, decrease puffiness and powerfully aids the body’s natural lymphatic drainage.
Riya will give your face a glow-up with a cool 13,000 vibrations per minute. Target under your eyes, cheekbones and jawline for a visible lift after just 5 minutes of use.