Gua sha tools are often made of semi-precious stones like jade and rose quartz, which makes them very attractive to look at. We suspect that is part of the reason for their recent rise in popularity. Influencers are always looking for a new way to impress, and gua sha tools were the next thing once jade rollers had become a common appearance in everyone’s Instagram feed.
You don’t have to travel to China to find excellent gua sha tools. We’ve selected the best gua sha tools that you can obtain easily anywhere in the world so that you can give skin coining a try. Be aware that since they are all made of natural stones, the colors and patterns naturally differ so they rarely look exactly like in the photos.
1. Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool
This simple little gua sha tool is an ideal starter. You can choose one made from a traditional jade, as well as rose quartz or amethyst stones. It’s great for facial skin coining since it is on the smaller side of things, size-wise. The boomerang-style shape allows you to go over all of the contours of the face, with a wide side that can even work for the shoulders and back of the neck. It is available at Sephora.
2. Odacité Crystal Contour Gua Sha Beauty Tool
These gorgeous gua sha tools also have a subtle boomerang shape for use over the face, neck, and even shoulders. Each one has a comfortable, streamlined shape that glides nicely over the face. There are three options available, made of hearty rose quartz, aventurine (green quartz), or blue sodalite. It comes with a set of instructions that will make getting started easy for you. Buy one from Nordstrom!
3. Skin Gym Jade Gua Sha Crystal Beauty Tool
If you’re good about going to the gym regularly, then you’ll probably like the workout minded approach of Skin Gym towards gua sha. The instructions for using this tool sound just like the instructions for getting set in at the gym. Made of cool jade, this gua sha tool has a boomerang shape with three curves rather than two, so it is easier to glide over smaller facial contours. You can get it at Ulta.
4. Herbivore Rose Quartz Gua Sha
Wanna get tickled pink? This gorgeous gua sha tool is made of feminine rose quartz in a tri-curve shape. This gorgeous tool is super lightweight so it is less likely to irritate the skin, though this also means that it is a little more delicate. Treat it with care and make sure not to drop it! Purchase it from Sephora!
5. Dr. Brandt Needles No More Neck Sculpting Cream
If you don’t want to have to hunt for the right facial oil to use with your gua sha, then consider this great two-in-one deal from Dr. Brandt. This set includes a light rose quartz gua sha tool for the most relaxing facial massage ever, as well as a face and neck cream made with firming caffeine as well as a variety of moisturizing and antioxidant ingredients to target loss of tone. Use the two together for the perfect treat. Order it online from Dermstore!
6. Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Gua Sha
This is probably one of the cutest gua sha tools on this list, even if it’s just anything but standard. Made of rose quartz, it is shaped like a heart so it will surely put a smile on your face every time you pull it out for a massage. The heart divot is great for following the contours of the jawline, although you might find the shape awkward if you want to use it on the neck and back as well. It is sold at Sephora.
7. Shiffa FaSha Crystal Clear Quartz Tool
This is probably the most unique gua sha shape on our list. This square-ish tool is super versatile thanks to the different texture on each one of its sides. There is a concave side for wider areas, a concave side for the lines of the jaw and neck, and even a wavey side that gives more stimulation. Since this gua sha tool is a bit more complex, you’ll be happy to know it comes with very clear directions. Pick it up from Nordstrom!
Photos via @korayafay, Sephora