Gua Sha

Gua Sha Tools: What Are They & The Best You Can Get

By: Cherelle Lim / April 30, 2021
Categories : Body, Wellness

If you don’t already know, a certain beauty tool has been trending. I’m sure most of you have seen this on TikTok too. That’s right, it is Gua Sha! On Tiktok, many can be seen sporting this new beauty tool, which seems to be working wonders for most of its users! But, do you actually know what it is? Well, Beauty Insider is here to do just that. We are going to clue you in on what Gua Sha is, the benefits, how to use it and how much it costs in Singapore. Don’t worry, we gotchu as we also have a list of the best Gua Sha tools! 

What Is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha (刮痧) is a tool part of traditional Chinese medicine. It is a tool that is used to help create light petechiae by scraping. Practitioners believed that with this technique, bodily matter that is unhealthy could be drawn out. Thus, boosting the body’s regeneration and healing. This unique technique is part of ancient Chinese healing and helps improve circulation as well. this technique can be done anywhere from your back, arms, legs, butt and even your face. Most people on TikTok have used it on their face to achieve a sharper jawline. 

How Much Do They Cost? 

The cost of Gua Sha in Singapore depends. Either you go to a beauty salon to get a Gua Sha treatment, or you buy a tool yourself. You can get them from online stores such as Amazon, Lazada, Shopee and Sephora. The price ranges from around $30 to $100+. If you prefer getting it done at a beauty salon, it could cost from around $100 to $500.

How To Use?

  1. First off, clean your hands and tools! To allow for smoother pull, apply some face oil onto your face before using it. Hold your Gua Sha on its curved end and glide gently upwards and outwards. 
  1. Start from your neck and work your way up to your jawline, chin and face. Move between each area about 3 to 5 times. Do not rub back and forth, but take short strokes going in one direction. 
  1. Press your tool flat against your skin and glide under your eyes to help soothe and depuff. Move upwards towards your brow bone and between your brows. This helps to release tension. Hold and press upwards.   

The Benefits

Using Gua Sha can help provide several benefits to your skin. First of all, if you haven’t seen the hype of it on TikTok, people are using it to build a sharper jawline. Many have shown results over the course of a month and 6 months. The lifting motion used during Gua Sha helps pull your skin, thus creating the appearance of a sharper jawline. Besides that, this can also help with migraine, headaches and neck pain.  

Best Gua Sha Tools 

1. Elizabeth Trattner Genuine Jade Gua Sha

This Gua Sha tool by Elizabeth Trattner, a licensed acupuncturist helps tone your face and drain puffiness. This tool is also made with jade that was sourced ethically. With a more squarish shape, each side has its own use. The two small curves can be used for the area around your mouth and under your eyes. While the larger curves, sides of the square can be used for your neck and chest area. The bottom groove is great for areas such as your hairline and forehead. 

Price: $37.36 (USD 28.00)

Where to buy: Elizabeth Trattner

2. GingerChi Jade GuaSha Face Comb

Gua Sha

The GingerChi Jade GuaSha Face Comb is a two-in-one that can be used for your scalp as well. The side that is curved actually aligns perfectly with your face’s natural contours. Since Gua Sha benefits your scalp as well, the end of the comb helps stimulate your scalp. It is also made with 100% grade-A Xuiyan jade and is anecdotally claimed to help with reducing redness and inflammation. 

Price: $40.03 (USD 30.00)

Where to buy: GingerChi

3. Mount Lai The Amethyst Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

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Typically when you see this tool, you think of it being made from jade right? Well, that’s not the case for Mount Lai’s Amethyst Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool. Since amethyst is a stone that is highly spiritual, it is associated with having psychic abilities and helps with mental clarity. Thus, using this tool from Mount Lai can help calm both your skin and mind. 

Price: $52.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

4. KORA Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Gua Sha

This cute and aesthetic heart-shaped Gua Sha from KORA Organics more than meets the eye. The two grooves on the top of the heart actually align with your jawline perfectly! Thus, with just a few swipes, it can help achieve lifted skin. Besides that, rose quartz is also associated with helping to open up the heart chakra. Therefore, you can use this first thing in the morning to help depuff your face!

Price: $77.30

Where to buy: Revolve

5. Skin Gym Jade Gua Sha Crystal Beauty Tool

The Skin Gym Jade Gua Sha Crystal Beauty Tool is great to help reduce inflammation. It also has the benefit to bring you an experience that is cooling too! This tool is sculpted with jade and gliding it across your lips a few times can help give you a nice, plump pout. 

Price: $42.70 (USD 32.00)

Where to buy: Revolve

6. Pink Moon Over The Moon Duo

Pink Moon

The Pink Moon Over The Moon Duo comes with both a Gua Sha tool and face oil. Easy, for beginners, this facial oil contains a mix of ingredients that are plant-based. Not only that, but these ingredients are also non-comedogenic and rich in antioxidants! Applying facial oil before using this can help provide smoother glide across the face. Since it is made with rose quartz, it is believed to have benefits of healing, purifying and heart-opening. 

Price: $100.08 (USD 75.00)

Where to buy: Pink Moon

7. Daily Concepts Gua Sha Facial Jade Tool

The Daily Concepts Gua Sha Facial Jade Tool is classic and made from real jade. Don’t mistake its simplicity for not as great as others. Since it is made from real jade, it actually has the benefits and ability to help boost its effectiveness! Its shape is also easy to use for anyone. 

Price: $21.35 (USD 16.00)

Where to buy: Daily Concepts

8. Wildling Empress Stone

Made with bian stone, the Wilding Empress Stone has four sides that fit the curves of your face perfectly. Since it is bian stone, it has the benefits to help tired and dull skin. Besides that, it also creates ions that are negative. Thus, it can help stabilise free radicals. This Gua Sha tool is easy to hold since it is ergonomic.  

Price: $86.73 (USD 65.00)

Where to buy: Wildling