These Are the Facial Tools a Facialist Actually Wants You to Use

Unless you’ve put yourself on an Instagram ban over the past 6 months or so, you’ve probably noticed a rise in oddly-shaped slabs of crystals and crystal rollers popping up in your feed. You’ve probably also wondered what on earth these oddly-shaped slabs of crystals are and why they’re being rubbed all over peoples’ faces.

Enter the facial tool. Facial tools aren’t a new thing, in fact, they’ve been used in Chinese and Egyptian beauty rituals since the 17th Century and Cleopatra reportedly used to rub rose quartz stones she found at the bottom of a river over her face as part of her routine. But what do they do? And which ones are worth the hype? Keep reading to find out the best beauty tools a series of facialists recommend.

Your jade roller needn’t be fancy, although it will sit pretty on your dressing table. This Yu Ling Roller will do the job perfectly and last you a lifetime. 
Lumene is a brand I’ve been obsessed with for a while, and I love keeping this lightweight serum in the fridge alongside my roller so both feel cooling upon application. Packed full of Nordic Chaga and pure Arctic spring water, this super-charged serum helps to absorb moisture and leaves your skin hydrated—especially when paired with a roller. 
Chances are you’re going to have to spend up to £100 for a good derma roller—but don’t let that put you off. This ECooking one helps to fight fine lines, wrinkles and reduce the appearance of pores, scars and pigmentation. Oh, and it will leave you with glowing skin. 
I suffer from dehydrated skin, so I love using a serum like Avène’s Hydrance Intense Serum post derma roll. It’s formulated with Avène’s mineral-rich thermal spring water and works to form water reservoirs in the skin to rehydrate. The result after using this with a derma roller? Plump, healthy glowing skin. 
I did say I was a big fan of Lumene’s products, and this Nordic Pure Glow Cleansing Balm is my current go-to for when I want to give my skin a treat. Containing wild Arctic Cloudberry seed oil and Lumene’s Nordic-C complex with Vitamin C, this supercharged balm helps to enhance radiance and makes you look instantly brighter. I recommend using this at night time to take your makeup off, and really massage it into your skin to make it work doubly hard. 
This Odacité Gua Sha is made from rose quartz and will help to firm contours, smooth and revitalise your skin. 
Dr Dennis is a brand I wholeheartedly adore, and this C+ Collagen Brightening serum is the perfect pal for your Gua Sha. Simply prep the skin with it and recharge your skin.