There are a lot of cheaper rollers on the market that is made out of plastic, glass and other harmful materials we don’t recommend you use. If you find jade rollers on the market for under $20, more than likely the material is plastic and will break easily.
Most brands also lack quality control which is problematic since facial rollers are naturally fragile and need extra care in checking for defects and making sure the packaging cushions the facial roller properly.
The whole point of using the facial roller is to practice a more holistic lifestyle. Using a cheaper knock-off jade (made of plastic, synthetic fillers) or rose quartz (made of glass) facial roller defeats the purpose and may do more harm to your complexion than you think.
How to tell your Rose Quartz Roller is Real
If you examine up close at your roller and notice small air bubbles, your facial roller is made of glass, not rose quartz.
Use a magnifying glass and closely inspect your roller. If there are embedded white streaks in shown, it is authentically rose quartz. Rollers that are transparently smooth and without any streaks or has even color distribution (solid pink) are not genuine quartz even if they look aesthetically pleasing!
Cool to the Touch
Genuine rose quartz has a lower surface temperature than glass or plastic. If you notice your rose quartz constantly feeling warm or at room temperature, or if after popping your roller into the fridge, it immediately warms up after use, it may be a dud. Rose Quartz rollers should stay cool for longer after being in the fridge, giving you ample time to massage your face effectively.
How to tell your Jade Roller is Real
We’re going to be completely transparent with you, unless your jade roller costs thousands of dollars, your roller is probably made from nephrite or jadeite. Anyone that markets their jade roller is 100% pure jade is lying to you as pure jade can cost several thousands of dollars.
That’s not to say your jade roller is considered “fake.” People all define “real jade” a bit differently. There are many varieties of jade that are all different in terms of hardness, color, and polish. 75% of the world’s most common jade comes from British Columbia and Taiwan.
Most of the brands out their selling jade rollers use imitation jade such as:
Serpentine - Most commonly used in jade rollers. Synthetically treated to pass off as real jade!
Malaysian Jade - Chemically dyed and processed
Opaque dolomite marble - Heavily dyed with synthetic materials. No irregularities. Too perfect to be considered to have the natural properties of jade.
Biggest Takeaway that Your Jade Roller is Actually Made of Serpentine
The color of your jade roller will change over time. Serpentine, otherwise known as Xiuyu jade is a very soft mineral that will break down in composition and color. If you notice the color of your jade roller fading or looking duller, it’s been likely heavily processed with chemicals to make the serpentine pass off as “expensive looking” jade.
Why the Beedewy Roller is the Exceptional Standard
Our Beedewy rollers are sourced from curated white jadeite and nephrite is an affordable and more common form of jade stone that still retains the same natural qualities and benefits as the thousand dollar jade.
We made sure that our Beedewy rollers are true in its natural mineral color, treated with organic plum juice washing and then polished with beeswax.
We avoid chemical bleaching or injecting the stone with a polymer in a centrifuge that is commonly practiced with other jade rollers on the market. We also don’t coat our Beedewy rollers with plastic polish. If you carefully examine our rollers, it will have subtle hues of cool green and almost have a soft matte feel (not glossy) while still being smooth. It’s not overly saturated in color since deeply saturated or high vibrant looking facial rollers were more than likely chemically bleached.
At Beedewy, we believe in green beauty. There are too many skin rituals and beauty products that contain harmful chemicals as well as hurt the environment. Make sure you’re sourcing your beauty products ethically!
*Beedewy cannot be held responsible for any actions made, implied or expressed by anyone as a result of this guidance. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are in no way intended to heal, prevent or treat any illness. Please consult your doctor if you are seeking medical advice.