Ice Roller Benefits – My Full Review!

Ice Roller Benefits - My Full Review!

I am really really excited about today’s post. A lot of the beauty products I talk about here are quite expensive. I know this and I own this and I really do try to find great products at affordable price points (for more on that, refer to this post!!) My ice roller though, is something that delivers amazing benefits, works almost instantly (on ALL skin types) and also happens to be under $20. I teased it a little bit in this post of Amazon favorites, but today I wanted to give you a full review. Spoiler alert. I love it, I swear by it, it makes a huge difference in just a few minutes.

There are a lot of ice rollers out there (I’ve seen them for as much as $50 – what!?!) but I love the Esarora Ice Roller. It’s $16.99. I keep mine in the freezer when I’m not using it so that it’s always ready to go. I should note that the water/ice is encased in plastic so there is no mess or ice melting all over your face as you roll!

ICE ROLLER BENEFITS by the Stripe

ICE ROLLER BENEFITS

less puffiness + a lifted effect

This is the biggest thing for me. I like to use this first thing in the morning (especially if I’m low on sleep or have an early meeting) after completing my morning skincare. As I get older, even one glass of wine or a few french fries shows the next morning – my face can get so puffy! The ice roller immediately depuffs your face in a very visible way. You’ll see it in the photos below.

A more defined jaw line

When I use it, I really concentrate on my jaw. We’re talking the actual jaw bone, and then the skin above and below. It is CRAZY how much more defined my jaw line is after ice rolling.

Less puffiness under your eyes

You have to be careful (the undereye area is so so delicate) but I always use this on my undereye area – again, the depuffing benefits are so major.

Smaller looking pores.

The cold temperature activates shrinkage, making pores look much less noticeable. Of course this effect is only temporary but it’s extremely noticeable.

Long term benefits.

With daily use you’ll likely see that your skin is firmer, less red, and breaking out less. Inflammation is one of the biggest causes of rosacea, acne, psoriasis and (the most important one!?) premature aging. Since the ice roller reduces inflammation, using it daily can help with these things.

Other situational benefits.

I am focusing more on the skincare benefits of ice rolling here but this little gadget is a multi-tasker! It’s amazing for headaches. It’s also great for soothing sunburn. Same goes for sore muscles. And if you’ve had a brow wax (or waxed other areas of your body for that matter), it is very soothing and will help reduce redness.

So… Do Ice Rollers Really Work?

Yes, 100%. I will let the photos below speak. In fairness, I can’t speak to the long term benefits as I have only had mine a few months but the short term benefits are pretty amazing!

Ice Roller Before & After

Here are some (unfiltered iPhone) photos of my face before and after using the roller. It’s pretty dramatic, no!? (The image on the left are before and the right is after) You can really notice a difference in my jaw area. My whole face shape changes and my eyes even look a bit more open.

How To Use An Ice Roller On Your Face

Do it in the morning.

The primary way I use my ice roller is to depuff and energize my skin. Roll it around the eyes, cheeks, and jaw line to reduce any puffiness.

Wash your face and apply your skincare routine.

This is the prep part – you want the ice roller to be the last thing you do.

Use upward strokes.

Concentrate on anywhere that’s puffy or bloated.

Roll for 5-10 minutes.

Honestly, even a couple minutes makes a difference but I think the sweet spot is definitely 5-10 minutes. Do it while you watch the news!

For pimples + inflammation!

It’s amazing at soothing inflammation and taking down redness.

Get my favorite ice roller right this way. I feel pretty confident saying that it will be the best $17 you ever spend.

Ice Roller Benefits

How To Use An Ice Roller On Your Face
photography by Carter Fish.

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  1. I really appreciate that you share so many beauty products you use! Your reviews are always so helpful. How do you think the ice roller compares to gua sha? 🙂

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    • grace at the stripe says 3.20.19

      great q! I think the benefits are very very similar. gua sha is more of a massage (and more effort!) the ice roller can be done more lazily. I’d say that gua sha is better for lymphatic drainage and relaxation (it feels so good to do to your kin) whereas the ice roller is amazing for instant benefits!

  2. Jen says 3.20.19

    This post definitely makes me want to buy one! I have really sensitive skin — what is the best way to clean the ice roller?

    • grace at the stripe says 3.20.19

      Just wipe it off afterward or rinse with soapy water! It’s covered in plastic so super easy to clean.

  3. Tiff says 3.20.19

    thanks for this review! Super helpful. For clarification, in between skincare and makeup or after makeup?

  4. K says 3.20.19

    Thank you for sharing this. Great budget advice for a new Mom here.

  5. Marta says 3.20.19

    I’ve never given much thought to ice rollers but it’s definitely something I’d invest in. I notice I always look very puffy in the mornings and usually by the time I get out of the house my face has depuffed and is fine but whenever I need to get ready and start my makeup early I feel kind of self-conscious about the puffiness. I’m gonna look into that ice roller, thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Lisa Autumn says 3.20.19

    Okay I need one!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • grace at the stripe says 3.20.19

      You won’t regret it!!!!

    • Lori says 3.23.19

      Bargain beauty buy! Really appreciate the step by step process for newbies. Thanks Grace, it’s waiting in my cart now.

  7. Danielle says 3.20.19

    Co-sign! This thing is the best. I have pretty nasty migraines and I can attest it help alleviates some of that pressure as well. It feels SO good, and makes a big difference overall. One of my fave purchases!

  8. Do you use both roller heads or just the ice roller? I can’t find your exact model on Amazon.ca.

  9. Norma says 3.21.19

    I hear ya! in my (very) late thirties and even just dreaming about salt shows on my face the next morning haha…. Thanks for the recommendation and will add this to my cart right now.

  10. Betsy says 3.21.19

    Just bought that ice roller! Cannot wait to see what happens!
    (My level of excitement is, quite frankly, embarrassing.)

    Thanks for the detailed review! One of the many reasons I keep coming back.

  11. dana mannarino says 3.21.19

    *immediately orders ice roller*
    I get migraines and headaches a lot, so I love that this is also a great product for them!

    The Champagne Edit

  12. cy says 3.22.19

    Just ordered one1 Can’t wait to try it

  13. Pat Schwab says 3.23.19

    Hi Grace! Thanks for sharing this affordable beauty tool. I’ve added it to my Amazon list. Do you use it on your neck? Is it an upward motion? Have you used the steel attachment also? Please do a short video on how to use and care for the roller. Pat S

  14. Pat Schwab says 3.23.19

    Hi Grace! Thanks for sharing this affordable beauty tool. I’ve added it to my Amazon list. Do you use it on your neck? Is it an upward motion? Have you used the steel attachment also? Do you store the whole tool in the freezer or pop off the ice part? Please do a short video on the use and care of the roller. I love that it could help with my migraines or other pain relief as well as the beauty benefits. Pat S

    • grace at the stripe says 3.23.19

      Hi Pat,
      Yes – I use it in an upward motion! I haven’t used the steel attachment yet. I keep the whole thing in the freezer!
      I will try to do a video at some point!

  15. Jade says 3.24.19

    I love this! I have a few rollers but I didn’t know ice rollers can help with inflammation. I had one question though. I use a tinted moisturizer for work during the week. I assume I shouldn’t use a roller after using that?

  16. Liz says 3.26.19

    Omg, Grace! I bought the roller after seeing your review. I am on day #2, and I have noticed a difference in my undereye area and jawline. I look younger! (I am 40). The results are subtle, but still much better (and more immediate!) than the expensive creams I use. Thanks so much for recommending this. I am looking goooood this week. 😉

  17. Jen says 3.29.19

    This is the best thing ever! You fully influenced me and I couldn’t be more happy. I did have a quick question – how do you go about cleaning your roller and how often do you?

    • grace at the stripe says 3.30.19

      I am so glad to hear that!!!!

      I just wipe mine with a damp cloth. It doesn’t really get dirty since I only use it on clean skin (no makeup!) but it does get a little oil on it as I use it after doing my skincare.