Jade Roller vs Ice Roller. What’s the Difference?

Jade Roller vs Ice Roller, a review featured by top L.A. beauty blog, Tea Cups & Tulips.

Face rolling has been a big beauty trend for years. It’s easy and so inexpensive. But with so many different tools out there, which one should you choose? Let’s talk about the jade roller vs ice roller.

There’s already a detailed post on ice rolling, where you can learn about the benefits and why you need one. Because of that, I won’t go into too much detail, but I’ll focus on the differences between these two tools mainly and how I use them. I think that comparison is always helpful when you have to make a choice.

Okay, let me start by saying that I have both tools. I just use them a bit differently.

Also fun fact, I’m on my 3rd jade roller right now. Not because they don’t last very long but because Gio broke my first one on accident, and then Liam broke my 2nd one out of curiosity. Although it may have been an accident too if you ask him,

The main purpose of both the jade and ice roller is lymphatic drainage massage, which increases the flow of lymph and reduces the toxins in the body.



I keep mine in the freezer, and I love rolling it early in the morning while I’m making my coffee. It’s cold but feels refreshing, especially when I just woke up. In a way, it wakes up my skin and makes me feel more awake. However, the main reason I like an ice roller is that it helps so much with puffiness and tightening my pores. Read more about the benefits of ice roller and how to use it (click here). Something that I don’t notice with the jade roller.


This tool is very delicate, which is a good thing because it doesn’t let you press on the skin too much. However, it’s great at increasing blood flow, relaxing the nervous system, and reducing puffiness. I like to use a jade roller in the evenings after I had applied all of my serums and before I apply a moisturizer. It helps push the products deeper into my skin and allows them to get absorbed better.

HOW TO USE IT: I roll it in an upward motion across my face, cheeks, and under eyes. Basically, I want to push away from the center of my face. Then, when I reach my neck, I roll it down my neck. This is the only area where I roll down.

I’d also like to mention gua sha, which often gets brought up when we talk about jade rollers. This tool is a bit more intense and fantastic at increasing circulation. It also feels terrific on the skin.

Jade Roller vs Ice Roller, a review featured by top L.A. beauty blog, Tea Cups & Tulips.


Both are great tools. However, if you’re looking for something that will tighten your skin, shrink your pores and calm inflammation, get the ice roller. If you’d like to improve skin elasticity and tone while letting your skin absorb your skincare products better, then you should choose the jade roller.

What about you? Have you tried a jade roller or ice roller before? Which one is your favorite, and why?

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