The 7 Best Derma Rollers of 2019

They’re on a roll!

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Microneedling has been getting plenty of buzz for its ability to reduce scars, fade stretch marks, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, deliver a glow, reduce hyperpigmentation, and firm sagging skin. But if you’ve actually seen a derma roller—they have tiny needles at the end—you might be a little intimidated to actually use one. And honestly, we don’t blame you, since it is a little trickier to use at home than your average skin care tool. Microneedling really does puncture your skin with tons of miniscule holes, and that controlled skin injury prompts the body to heal these micro-wounds by releasing collagen and elastin. The therapy gained steam for being minimally invasive, nonsurgical and nonablative, and the procedure delivers serious results without a long recovery period. 

Typically, an in-office micro-needling procedure starts anywhere between $250 and $750, so it can get pricey. That’s why at-home derma rollers have been gaining traction—pun intended. If you’re new to at-home microneedling, start out once or twice a week to see how your skin handles it and then you can increase it to up to five times a week if your skin can tolerate it. To prevent scratches and prepare a smooth surface, apply serum before and after rolling. Keep in mind that you will experience redness as well as sometimes dryness and swelling after a session, so be sure to follow up with moisturizers, antioxidant serums and sunscreen afterward. Plus, microneedling actually helps your skin absorb all your skin care products more effectively. It’s crucial to clean and sterilize the derma roller regularly to prevent infection, and be sure to change it every 3 to 6 months. These are the top at-home derma rollers for your skin.

 

GloPro
 Sephora

The award-winning GloPRO was actually created by the inventor and patent-holder of microneedling technology, so it’s truly the OG of the category—so you know it’s going to be good. It improves absorption 200 times by enacting the skin’s regeneration response. The device does it all: It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone, improves uneven texture, and tackles dullness by bringing on a major glow. It boosts skin volume from the inside out to turn back the clock with red LED light and VibroTactile stimulation.

To get the best results of collagen production stimulation, use it at least three times a week for at least one minute and apply moderate pressure. The set includes the GloPRO Microneedling Tool and two AAA batteries, an empty spritzer bottle, The Balance pH Balancing Gel Cleanser, The Nightly Retinol + Peptide Anti-Aging Serum, The Ultimate Hydrating Vitamin C Facial Moisturizer, and five single-use GloPRO Prep Pads Clarifying Skin Cleansing Wipes with Peptides.  More »

If you’re just looking to test the waters, Healthy Care’s Titanium Microneedle Derma Roller is the perfect way to give it a whirl before making a major investment. There are range of needle sizes to experiment with, making it ideal for beginners. It uses 540 .22-millimeter titanium needles to plump up skin, improve the appearance of pores, and increase skin elasticity. 

Gold Roll CIT
 Joanna Czech

Yes, this roller is literally covered in gold—it’s plated in 14-karat, to be precise. But it’s not just to be fancy; gold naturally prevents bacteria growth, so consider it the fanciest sanitizer. Environ is a brand distributed exclusively by dermatologists, so that means it’s serious about skincare. The Gold Roll CIT has 260 super fine needles made from the highest grade surgical 316 stainless steel. And unsurprisingly for the price tag, it is made to last.   More »

Skinmedix
 Skinmedix

The perks of microneedling aren’t just for your face—it can have the same effect anywhere on the body. Skinmedix’s version is made to do exactly that. It features titanium needle rollers that are extra durable and designed for use on tough areas, like stretch marks on the legs, stomach, and back, where it will stimulate natural collagen production.  More »

Ora
 Dermstore

We meant it when we said you can use a derma roller anywhere on your body—yes, that includes the eyes. ORA’s Microneedle Face & Full Body Roller Kit comes with four different heads, including one specifically for the eyes and lips. It has 240 needs that are 0.255 mm, making it perfect for small, sensitive areas. All of the heads have very fine titanium needles. The kit also comes with a built-in sterilization tray, making this six-piece dermarolling set a steal for under one hundred bucks. There are also heads for the body and face, plus one stamper. More »

Nurse Jamie
 Sephora

Since this one is a stamp, it doesn’t actually roll at all. Instead, you use a stamping motion to enable the microneedling. This microexfoliator has .2-millimeter needles to deliver a miniscule prick that is just enough to invigorate the outermost layer of the skin, leaving you with firmer, smoother skin.  More »

Rodan + Fields
Rodan + Fields 

This set includes everything you need to turn back time and erase the signs of aging—and prevent future ones, too. The kit includes a derma roller, Intensive Renewing Serum with retinal, daily cleansing mask, pore-minimizing toner, moisturizer with sunscreen, and night cream that fights fine lines and wrinkles. More »

Our Process

Our writers spent 3 hours researching the most popular derma rollers on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 13 different derma rollers overall, screened options from 13 different brands and manufacturers, read over 35 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested 1 of the derma rollers themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.