Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%


Sand-blasting skin with coarse, chemical crystals? How painfully passé. Here's age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation. Skin-refining Rice Starch, cushioned in cream, shows real affinity for rapidly removing sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolorations. Lemon Oil kick starts the process of illumination. Another age-sweeping action: skin-menacing molecules are mopped up. All while Aloe keeps skin calm and comfy. There's no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. The before-and-afters are amazing. Signs of fine lines and size of pores appear to shrink in size. Skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous. And the perk-me-up aromas of Bergamot and Peppermint help you look on the bright side.


Water\Aqua\Eau; Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water , Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Glycerin , Cocamide Mea , Glycol Distearate , Acrylates Copolymer , Pentylene Glycol , Polysorbate 20 , Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Extract*, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Butylene Glycol , Hexylene Glycol , Sodium Cocoate , Caprylyl Glycol , Sodium Sulfate , Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose , Sodium Chloride , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Laureth-2 , Edta , Disodium Edta , Trisodium Hedta , Sodium Hydroxide , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Phenoxyethanol , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) * Essential Oil <ILNILN39948>

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Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
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  • "I LOVE just about all things Origins, but Modern Friction is definitely one of my MUST HAVE products. I love that it is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin. For a milder exfoliation experience you can use water and for a more abrasive exfoliation apply the product to dry skin. This stuff is amazing. It deeply cleanses the skin and sloughs off dead skin cells; revealing new and refreshed skin. It does not irritate or dry the skin, however, it can irritate the heck out of your sure to keep them closed." in 188 reviews
C K.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Not a fan of this, mostly because the scent is unpleasant to me. And I’ve found other dermabrasion cleansers to be more effective. This one is too chunky, the bits aren’t fine enough.
Kamri P.
415 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I’m giving one star because this product actually broke me out bad after one use. I usually can take a scrub with my sensitive skin but this one really gave me red splotches all over.
Vanessa G.
Hialeah, FL
887 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The cleanser is soft and frothy the moment it's out the tube and applied to the skin. It lathers a lot which I wasn't expecting having used several others in this line. I made the mistake the first time using too much product, you only need a small amount. It truly is a gentle exfoliation dermabrasion face wash that isn't drying on your skin. My face feels super clean and soft after using and does not make your skin tight. The only down side is the cost. I would have to use it a few more times to see if it's worth purchasing again.
Ashley T.
Brooklyn, NY
235 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a great facial scrub, I got this as a sample from Sephora. After I put it on my face and lather it up; my face feels soo clean & smooth. This is the first scrub I had that didn't have those beads in it. With out the beads, it seems to scrub my face more effectively than other brands. The fragrance isn't the best (It smells excatly like grass). You won't need to follow up with another cleanser. Also, I noticed my acne and acne marks cleared up in a few days. Besides the smell it's a great product to clean & exfoliate your face. :)
Kellie H.
Thornton, CO
199 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got this in an Origins Favorites pack on Black Friday. I don't find it particularly easy to use as I often have to add more and more product to get it to easily work over the entirety of my skin. But the product itself is pretty gentle and gives me great results so I kind of feel like it makes up for the whole "not sure how much to use" thing. Also another downer is that I had to go to Origins website to figure out how to use it since the little bottle I got in the kit didn't have instructions. So for your reference, it is as follows: -Two to three times a week, squeeze into palms and massage over dry, clean skin in circular motions.  -For sensitive skin, massage over damp skin.  -Add a splash of water and work into a gentle lather. Rinse well. Follow with appropriate tonic.
Aimee E.
New Britain, CT
180 reviews
I first received this as a deluxe sample or gift pack trio, not sure. But it is great stuff. I now have a full size bottle. I no longer use my Clarisonic and I think its because of Modern Friction. You can use as little or as much as you like, more or less often to your taste, in the shower or at the sink, and always feel the affects. I am currently using this 2-3 times a week typically the dry method described on the directions (not wetting the face first). I just do it when I feel i need it, so the frequency will change. After using this my face feels fresh and new. It can feel a tad delicate/sensitive afterward. But not red or scary. And warning it can sting the eyes a bit during rinsing. But this does not stop me from giving it 5 stars. My favorite way to use it is at night and then I put a couple drops of Tarte Maracuja Oil onto my face, as a way to be really nice to that newer skin on the surface. Highly recommend.
Jennifer F.
711 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
The Modern Friction is a paste that you add water to, the little scrubbies are rice grains and they are naturally round so they aren’t poking little holes in your face (this is a real thing cheap exfoliator does) and it gives you a very deep clean so you don’t even have to use it everyday. Bonus: the product contains lemon oil so it brightens your skin. For this reason I “save” my exfoliating for before events like dates and going out.
Katelyn W.
17 reviews
I have been using this product for a really long time. I don't feel like it works as well as other products but I usually use it in the shower after I wash my face as a bonus since sometimes my face could really use that extra exfoliant. It has little balls in the formula that could irritate someone's skin and I wouldn't recommend it to people who have super dry skin because this could make it worse. When I put it on I scrub my face for about 60 seconds then let it sit for another 30 seconds then rinse. I usually rinse with cold water because it can burn it you rinse with hot. Afterwards my face feels really smooth and soft but if I don't moisturize shortly after my face can dry out quickly. All in all I would recommend this product to people who need a little extra exfoliating.
Shawn M.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
 This is one of the grittiest scrubs I've ever used but it was gentle and smelled very herbal. It had a sort of basil lemon grass smell. It smells very fresh and was very effective at exfoliating flakes. I saw instant results.  I knew by the gritty texture this would be different than the ones I've used before. A lot of exfoliators out there are ineffective for me. Those little plastic beads don't seem to do anything. Plus I think they're bad for the environment. This is probably the best scrub I've ever used other than the St. Ives apricot scrub which is a good cheap alternative. They bottle will last you a long time. For that reason and the fact it works well, I can say it is a good value. 
Kelsea M.
South Amboy, NJ
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product it's great for those days where you just feel like you need a good deep clean! It's on the more gentle side of physical exfoliates but still very effective! Unfortunately for me although it's gentle this is not a product I can use every night as it made me super dry when I tried to do so. If there were more moisturizing property's it could be a daily exfoliating cleanser. The packaging is my favorite when it comes to exfoliators it's way easier to squeeze product out then to scoop it out of a jar so a huge thumbs up for that. All in all I genuinely love this product and recommend it for anyone looking for a gentle effective physical exfoliating cleanser!
Melissa A.
Lyndhurst, NJ
112 reviews
What do you love about this product?
Katherine D.
Cincinnati , OH
240 reviews
I have extremely rough skin on my cheeks. I love the checks and balances cleanser by origins, I'm looking for a good exfoliator. Does this show good results?
Angela P.
21 reviews
I received this sample from sephora. I'm confused about what this is. Is it a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer or a mask? Also, I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. Should I even try this? Microdermabrasion in the name makes me think good for my acne, bad for my sensitive skin. But since I'm not even sure what this is, maybe someone can help.
Maggi C.
98 reviews
How many times did you need to use it before you saw results?
Kelsey Z.
Lakewood, OH
614 reviews
Is this an exfoliator?

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