Thursday, June 05, 2008

Jade facial roller by Yuroll.


Image from cultbeauty.co.uk

My Chinese female ancestors had many secrets for smooth unlined skin -- dark, bitter herbal concoctions, pearl face cream, filial piety and jade adornments are just a few of them. Real jade supposedly absorbs skin oils if worn next to the body and becomes darker and glossier with time. Given how young and not-so-young women these days prefer to match jewellery to their outfits instead of wearing the same few pieces 24-7, this jade facial roller by Yuroll (yu is jade in Mandarin, pronounced 'euh' not 'yoo') is a nifty way to incorporate a tradition into their beauty routine. I imagine you'd get the same effect rubbing your Po-po's heirloom jade bracelet all over your face, but since the Yuroll is actually a beauty aid, it comes with a promise to do a bunch of things to your lymphatic system, blood flow, facial muscles and wrinkles.

The jade facial roller is available at the newly opened British online boutique Cult Beauty for thirty hefty, solid pounds.

2 comments:

Tine said...

I thought this was what the Chinese did to roll out their ink! :P

jojoba said...

hmm, i thought my post showed up the last time i tried. (many days ago!!!)

anyway, i thank you for this post as i had been very curious about it. now i finally learnt about this product.

interesting, but i don't think it's for me. :)