Product Review: Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller

Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller

Have you jumped on the facial roller bandwagon yet? Facial massage devices are a trend that shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, and I am all for it. A few minutes with a facial roller after applying all your serums and lotions makes a nighttime skincare routine feel that much more spa-like, relaxing and luxurious. Not all facial rollers are created equal though. Case in point: The Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller ($86), which I received as a sample last December and have been increasingly favouring over my rose quartz facial roller.

Marketed as a beauty tool for face and body, the Nurse Jamie roller features 24 massaging stones set into a rotating hexagon in rows of 4. These massaging stones are supposed to mimic the fingertips and motions of one of celebrity aesthetician Nurse Jamie's collagen-boosting, firming and uplifting facials. The tool itself has a nice heft to it and feels more weighted than your typical double-ended stone facial roller. Because of the tool's weight and unique stone layout, it can be used on more than just your face and neck—you can use it on your decolletage, triceps, muscles, anywhere you want an invigorating massage.

Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller massaging beads detail shot

This is not your typical facial roller, and as such my top tip for getting the most out of it is to read the instructions and/or watch the videos (see below). The roller comes with a double-sided sheet that has detailed diagrams and instructions for how to massage each part of the face. Different parts such as your forehead, browbone, undereye area, cheeks and jawline require different motions. For the first week or so, I had the pamphlet beside me and consulted it for every part of my face until I got the hang of things.

The right tool, combined with the right massaging techniques for the right amount of time, will give you the best results. I don't know whether it was because of the Nurse Jamie roller's design, or the fact that I was spending more time massaging each area of my face than I normally would and with greater meticulousness, but I felt like this roller did a lot more than the rose quartz facial roller ever did. It diminished superficial puffiness and bloating; helped my cheekbones and jawline appear more defined; and relaxed the tense muscles right above my eyebrows that tend to develop into ridges thanks to all the squinting and brow-furrowing I do in front of the computer daily. The rhythmic rolling action of the massaging stones was very soothing on the sides and back of my neck as well, especially during burgeoning tension headaches. Despite the fact that a facial massage with the Nurse Jamie roller took much longer than with a typical stone roller, I didn't mind because the results were better and the massage was so soothing that the 5-7 minutes went by very quickly.

My only gripes about the Nurse Jamie roller are the price and the fact that it's not as great a body massager as advertised. At $86, it's considerably more expensive than your typical rose quartz or jade facial roller and definitely a splurge. And although the massaging stones provide just the right amount of pressure for the face, they aren't heavy or penetrating enough to do much to relieve sore muscles post-workout. For the latter, you're better off with a foam roller or an actual muscle roller stick. If you can get past these drawbacks and you're looking for a facial roller that lives up to the hype though, the Nurse Jamie roller is worth considering.

Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller held in hand

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