- The Esker Beauty Body Plane is a modern take on the rituals of ancient Greek and Roman bathhouses.
- It claims to gently exfoliate, promote smooth skin, and deep clean the body.
- Insider producer Celia Skvaril tried the Body Plane to see how it would affect her dry skin.
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Following is transcript of the video.
Celia Skvaril: Today, I am trying the Esker Beauty Body Plane. It claims to gently exfoliate, promote smooth skin, and deep clean the body. According to Esker, it is “inspired by the rituals of ancient Greek and Roman bathhouses.” The edge is coated with a colloidal sterling silver and claims to be naturally antibacterial. Although these tools are used all over the world, I’ve never tried one myself, so me and my dead skin are very excited. You’re supposed to be freshly showered before you use the body plane, so I’m going to hop in now.
Esker recommends using a body oil right after you shower and before you use the body plane, so I’m using this one from Biossance. It says you’re supposed to use medium to strong pressure, glide the body plane over damp, oiled skin, focusing on arms and legs, scraping away dead skin and dirt with long, steady, upward strokes, maintaining a moderate pressure. I am shocked by how good this feels. It feels like I’m gua sha-ing my body. I thought it would feel like a sharp blade, like it was going to take off my leg hair. It is not doing any of that. I actually think it’s so relaxing. I was a little bit worried I wasn’t seeing a ton on the blade, but then when I wiped it off onto the paper towel, I saw the darkness, and that is the dead skin. That is incredible. I hope everyone else gets as much of a kick out of this as I do.
Where I used the body plane feels so soft and so smooth. I don’t really feel any of the dry patches anymore. It feels like the feeling of when you just shaved, except I still have hair there. I’m going to speak to Dr. Sheila Farhang about her thoughts on the body plane tool and the before and afters.
Dr. Sheila Farhang: I actually am a huge fan of body planing if done the right way. I like it because it promotes a little bit of circulation to the area. You could say that this could help some of the skin tone and texture, help kind of brighten the skin, and also make it easier for you to use your skin-care products, because they’ll absorb it in a little bit better. But we don’t want to go too aggressive or bruise or anything like that. So, in the before footage, I did see a little bit of dullness of the skin. You can see a lot of the dry skin flakes, and when you do have flakes and when you do have a lot of the different texture of the skin, the way the light hits off of it, it does make the skin look dull. I was actually really surprised with the afters. You did use a body oil, but looking at the magnifying footage there, you can see a lot of those flakes of skin, the dry skin, have been gently exfoliated off. You did have a little bit of redness that did go away, and it really just depends on how sensitive someone’s skin is. But I was really pleasantly surprised to see that the skin overall looked brighter, and that’s most likely because that dull skin has been sloughed off. Also what contributes to glowing skin is that circulation. So I definitely do recommend it. Derm approved.