by Rosy Day Blog
About Self KaireTaken straight from the Self Kaire website: “created with self-care in mind and we want to promote mind and body health positivity all around.” Kathy (founder and CEO) and Elisha (COO) are self-proclaimed beauty & health fanatics that have spent 10 years in developing beauty tools with a focus on eastern medicine. The result were tools designed to “promote blood and lymphatic circulation and use acupressure to target your body tissues.”
I can get behind their chosen name of “Self Kaire”, as beauty and health in general is not necessarily all about looking good, but feeling better about yourself and treating/pampering yourself once in awhile.
Disclosure:I received this product from Self Kaire in exchange for my honest review. I was not given any money to do this review. I enjoy doing product reviews to share my own experiences with the product and hope someone finds it useful. I do not work for Self Kaire.
Table of Contents- Product Description & How-To
- Benefits of Massaging
- Final Thoughts & Shop This Post
The Facial Roller Re-Imagined
Product Description:You’re probably familiar with jade rollers or those gua sha facial massage tools - they’ve seem to have seen a surge in popularity the last year or so. If you’re looking for something different, the Kaire tool is kind of like a hybrid of the two. You move it across your face like a gua sha and even those it doesn’t roll like a jade roller, the pronged ends do help it to kind of glide across your face and adds a bit more stimulation (in my opinion) than just rolling it around like a traditional jade roller.
How to Use:The directions are very simple. You can use this on either bare skin or over clothing (since the prongs do provide a bit of an acupuncture-like sensation). You can even use this with skincare or over face masks - even on your body (you don’t just have to massage your face). I like to use this with a facial oil, but I suggest if you plan to use over a face mask, to either carefully massage your face, or just turn it upside down to use the flat top handle to smooth and massage over your face mask without tearing it up. Yes, you can just massage your desired areas for just 30 seconds a day. If you want some more specific directions, you can click the link below to view some tutorials courtesy of Self Kaire.
View Self Kaire Tutorials
Massage as Skincare Therapy
Skincare Benefits:If you’ve never tried incorporating massaging into your skincare/self care routine (or have just been curious about it), now might be a great time to start. It brings a whole set of benefits as outlined below.
Eastern Beauty Redefined
Performance:If you can’t decide between a jade roller or a gua sha tool, the Kaire tool seems like a nice compromise. As I have previously mentioned, you can still glide it over your skin like a gua sha tool, but you also get a bit of rolling action (plus a slight acupuncture like sensation) with the prongs at the end of the Kaire tool. Because of its unique shape, it would also make a good scalp massager (if you’re into that sort of thing). I feel like the prongs at the end add a bit of a depuffing and relaxing effect. I’ve tried it on my bf’s eyes and combined with a hydrating eye cream, it did help tone down the puffiness - a lot more than with just the eye cream alone. While it’s been too cold for me to try the Kaire tool on my body (I’ve been pretty covered up from head to toe lately), the prongs at the end definitely help with a more traditional massage type of feeling. I can imagine this feeling pretty good around areas like your neck and shoulders that are prone to being tense and/or sore.
How I like to use the Kaire tool is to just slather some facial oil all over my face (but you could use a serum or similar) to give it a bit of slip for the Kaire tool. I personally like to focus on my jaw line and cheeks, occasionally the eye area to depuff a little bit. I’m not the best at describing facial massages, LOL. So what I did was just look up some facial massage tutorials for sculpted cheeks and tightening your jaw line area. I applied the techniques from those tutorials (though they were referencing either bare hands or a jade tool) with the Kaire tool. If I feel like doing a “double pampering” type of session, I might use a massage bar (I like the ones from Reverence Nature) right after for some extra hydration. Or if I don’t want to be any additional massaging but I also don’t want to do any additional skincare steps, I’ll just slap on a good sleeping mask (like the Laneige Sleeping Mask) right after and call it a night.
Promoting Mind & Body Health Positively
Final Impressions:Honestly speaking, I don’t think I’ve used the Kaire tool consistently enough to say that it’s made a big difference in my appearance (I’ve only been using it on my face). I’ve been so busy testing out so many different products and doing reviews week after week, I’ve only been able to massage my face with the Kaire tool only a few times a week. I do feel like my cheekbones are a tad bit more noticeable, but I’ve also lost a total of 11 pounds around the same time so I can’t be 100% sure it’s the Kaire tool.
Although I didn’t use this product as often as I had intended, I really do enjoy massaging my face with the Kaire tool (approximately 30 seconds each area). I like to think of it as a workout for my face. It might not have had any immediate results, but I felt like it was helping to keep my face nice and tight, and I can see it becoming a must-have for the prevention of sagging skin. Yes this product is not cheap, but as I’ve mentioned a bit earlier, you are paying for the material - surgical grade steel (it is typically used for biomedical purposes and is corrosion resistant). I can see this product lasting a long time. This is definitely an investment so the best thing that I can compare this to, is like a workout machine. Do you necessarily need a workout machine? No, but if you’re serious about working out and am not only able to afford one, but also dedicate the time, then by all means go ahead and do so. However if it’s not something you can easily afford and/or you’re probably not going to use it much, then it probably isn’t for you. Yes you can still use your bare hands to do facial massages..the Kaire tool is a luxuriously good (but not necessary) bonus.
Final Rating = 4/5
Any questions and/or comments about this product review? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please let me know in the comments below!
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Photo Credit: Self Kaire