If you’ve spent any amount of time immersed in the beauty community (yes, watching other people’s skincare routines via Instagram and YouTube totally counts), you’re probably familiar with gua sha stones. They’ve been growing in popularity since early 2018, and while we were skeptical at first, we have to admit that just about everyone we know with great skin uses one—so there has to be something to it.
For the uninformed, a gua sha is a flat stone tool that is used to massage the face, relaxing stiff muscles and promoting lymphatic drainage, and it originated in traditional East Asianmedicine. But that doesn’t mean they all work equally well. Which is why we turned to beauty experts—our beauty director, Jenny Jin, and three aestheticians—to uncover the best of the best when it comes to gua sha tools. Here are their seven picks.