Essentially, it’s just dermaplaning with an oil. See, a dermaplane does its best work on clean, dry skin—the blade won’t stick as well on a slick surface. So for some looking for a less intense treatment (namely, those with dry or sensitive skin), a barrier is just what they need.
That’s where the oil comes into play: “The oil acts as a barrier, helping to reduce the risk of irritation, and it’s a complete game changer for anyone who has dry, sensitive skin looking for an effective gentle way to exfoliate,” notes Stephens. In a more in-depth YouTube video, she adds: “It makes the procedure more comfortable for those with sensitive skin.”