What are Gua Sha tools—and do they actually work?

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Just when we thought the hype around trendy skincare tools was slowly hushing down, the coveted jade roller stepped aside for its not-so-distant cousin to have its moment in the spotlight. Popping up all over spas and beauty counters this season are Gua Sha tools.

Serving more than just a pretty prop for top-shelf Instagram flat lays, these carved stones, often made from jade and rose quartz, derive from traditional Chinese medicine with the initial purpose of stimulating blood flow to relieve migraines and neck pains. Delivering legitimate skin benefits such as lymphatic drainage, these days, Gua Sha tools are considered as a viable needle-free alternative to diminishing visible signs of ageing.

These lifting and de-puffing tools are to be pressed on the face in gentle, upward strokes, and unlike the jade rollers, the grooves and curves on gua sha tools allow you to focus and apply more pressure around the under-eye area (with caution, of course).

While experts recommend trusting a professional to perform a Gua Sha treatment for you, you don’t need to book an appointment at a high-end spa to get on this trending tool. To help you hop on the Gua Sha bandwagon, here, we’ve included ones you can buy on Amazon for as low as $3. This anti-ageing tools also don’t break the bank — another reason why you should try it!

Rosenice Aventurine Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tools

Rosenice Aventurine Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool

Shop it: $10 (originally $13), Amazon

Mayou Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool, 3 Pcs GuaSha Board 100% Handmade Natural Rose Quartz Jade Face Massager Set for Soft Tissue Mobilization Facial Skin Beauty


Rosenice Aventurine Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool

Shop it: $26, Amazon

ADDSMILE Jade Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool Rose Quartz

ADDSMILE Jade Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool Rose Quartz Guasha Scraper

Shop it: $17, Amazon

LWBTOSEE Rose Quartz Gua Sha


LWBTOSEE Rose Quartz Gua Sha

Shop it: $25, Amazon

Liobaba Compact Size Gua Sha Facial Treatment Massage Tool Chinese Jade Scraping Tool

Liobaba Compact Size Gua Sha Facial Treatment Massage Tool Chinese Jade Scraping Tool

Shop it: $3, Amazon


Jade Roller for Face, Terresa Facial Roller Massager with Gua Sha Scraping Tool

Jade Roller for Face Terresa Facial Roller Massager

Shop it: $25, Amazon

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