(Source: Ling New York Ling Jade Roller, $90)
And now from the department of "everything old is new again," we bring you jade rollers. This pretty little beauty tool has been around since ancient times, when Chinese royalty relied on the gemstone contraption to keep skin looking youthful and fresh. The theory? That jade possesses mystical healing powers that rid skin of "negative Qi." These days, spas such as Ling New York (Ling Jade Roller
, $90) and stores including Open Sky (GingerChi Chi Roller Anti Aging Jade Therapy
, $24) are hawking jade rollers for a slew of more modern-sounding benefits. (Source: OpenSky, Ling New York; GingerChi Chi Roller Anti Aging Jade Therapy, $24; Ling Jade Roller, $90)
Apparently, rolling the device across, and up and down one's face can improve blood circulation, increase lymphatic drainage and even reduce wrinkles. And because the gemstone always remains cool, it can help tighten pores and de-puff under-eye circles (especially if you pop it in the fridge first). Also: it feels really, really good.
So, what do you think of this ancient beauty tool? Would you try it?