A guide to choosing the right gemstone for your face tools

Jade or obsidian?

Harper's Bazaar India

We are a generation of skincare enthusiasts. We wait for new products and read about trending ingredients with the same enthusiasm a five-year-old eats ice cream with. Some of the most talked about skincare products are face tools; we’re talking face rollers, gua shas and many more tools that have been around for hundreds of years but are getting their moment in the sun now more than ever. However, there is still a lot we’re learning about them. For instance, did you know that every gemstone (the material most rollers and gua shas are made from) has a specific advantage for your skin?
You might’ve heard of rose quartz or jade, but there are other gemstones that might work better for you. Here's a list of the gemstone and their benefits. 

Rose quartz  

RAS Luxury Oils Rose Quartz Face Beauty Tools Set: Gua Sha & Face Roller, ₹ 3,493

One of the most common gemstones used in skincare, rose quartz gained popularity as a symbol of self-love. It has properties that soothe and purify the skin, leaving you feeling relaxed. Regular use of a roller or a gua sha made of rose quartz increases blood circulation, helps fight hyperpigmentation, promotes collagen production, calms sensitive skin, and aids in lymphatic drainage to remove toxins from your body. Rose quartz's cooling effect is ideal for people suffering from sensitive skin or rosacea. 


Amala Earth Jade Facial Roller, ₹1,529

According to traditional Chinese medicine, jade is the stone of health and prosperity, and is said to draw out negative energy, making it the crystal of choice in skincare for hundreds of years. Like all face tools, it helps in lymphatic drainage and reduces inflammation and puffiness. As a bonus, it tightens the skin, improves elasticity, and gives it a natural lift. 


Dromen & Co Black Obsidian Facial Roller, ₹2,124

Unlike other gemstones, obsidian retains warmth and helps clean and protect your aura. Its most powerful property is its ability to cleanse and draw out toxins and impurities, benefitting people with acne-prone and congested skin. But that’s not all. A face tool made with obsidian promotes blood circulation, tightens pores, and evens out your complexion, resulting in brighter and rejuvenated skin. 


Mini Maestro Amethyst Gua Sha, ₹1,000

An amethyst’s spiritual energy promotes clarity and relaxation. If you’re looking for some instant peace of mind, this gemstone is for you. Amethyst not only looks extremely pretty but also adds a ton of weight to your skincare regime. It is naturally cooling, which allows it to calm angry inflammations. With regular use, you will see its impact on adult and cystic acne. It also diminishes puffiness, increases the cellular renewal process, and reduces stress and tension.