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Facing facts: Five of the best facial massagers to try in 2021

Many of us have more free time on our hands, so we’re finding ways to adapt and create new beauty routines at home, hence a surge in the use of facial massagers.

Online tutorials and reviews are showing us how effective in toning and de-puffing they can be for the face, with the added benefit of a spot of relaxation therapy.

Here are my recommendations for the best facial massaging tools on the market to suit your every need. These can be used as often or as little as you want.

Nuface mini facial toning device

NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device £167

The high price tag for this product is justified once you see the results you get after using this nifty little toning device. The Nuface Mini is a microcurrent facial toning device that stimulates the muscles in your face to help make the face look lifted and more youthful. If you are wanting to make your jawline look tighter, this is a great device for you.

Targets: Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles and helps improve facial contour

How to use: Apply the Nuface primer (included) to clean, dry face. Repeatedly run device in an upward motion along the specific area you want to target for 5 minutes.

SkinGym vibrating Rose Quartz Face Roller
Revolution Skincare Vibrating Rose Quartz Face Roller

SkinGym Rose Quartz Vibrating beauty lift roller £73 Revolution Skincare Vibrating Rose Quartz Face Roller £20

Jade rollers have been a trending product for the last two years, for their de-puffing and lifting benefits. The roller produces over 6000 vibrations per minute which help relax muscles in the face to give you the feeling of a professional facial massage. These types of rollers are also great to use when you have a put a serum or sheet mask on as it will help penetrate the products deeper into your skin.

Targets: Improved facial contour, de-puffing and relaxes muscles.

How to use: Apply an oil, serum or face mask. In upwards motions, run the vibrating roller along your jawline, cheekbones, forehead and neck.

Honey Belle Jade Gua Sha

Honey Belle Jade Gua Sha £18

Gua Sha’s (pronounced Gwahshah) is an ancient facial massage technique used traditionally in East Asia. It involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone in upward motions over the skin to relax stiff facial muscles and promote tissue drainage.

Targets: Improved facial contour, de-puffing and relaxes muscles.

How to use: Apply an oil to face and neck, repeatedly scrape Gua Sha along face to help relax muscles, try avoid pulling down on your skin.

Sarah Chapman – The Facialift £30

Sarah Chapman is a highly regarded expert in the beauty industry with a 12-week waiting list for an appointment at her Skinesis clinic in Chelsea, London – so when Sarah started creating products so customers could take a piece of her salon home with them, these products became bestsellers across the world. The Facialift Sculpting Facial Massager mimics the techniques of tapping, pinching and knuckling used in the signature Skinesis massage technique.

Targets: Dullness, drains toxins, reduces puffiness and provides an immediate glow.

How to use: Apply an oil to face and neck, separate rollers into a wishbone shape as you roll up from your chin towards your ears, roll up and down the neck and use flat top, which is on the handle, to tap over boney areas to plump the face and increase blood flow.

Olivia Hughes-Lundy
With a background in Media makeup and beauty, Olivia is a digital beauty merchandiser for a large luxury retailer. She brings youth, experience and an obsession with all things beauty and makeup related to her column.

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