Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
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  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
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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
Vanessa S.
Norridge , IL
30 reviews
Hands down best exfoliator around!!! It's not harsh but gets deep into pores!!!
Rachelle M.
15 reviews
Love this, very exfoliating but not to hatsh, works well for sensitive skin.
Amber H.
22 reviews
I wasn't impressed. There are better drugstore brands for over half the cost!
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: GPS Origins
When my fave is feeling a bit dry I love to use this to sluff off the dead skin. It leaves my skin feeling like I just went to the spa! Lasts a long time and smells great, too! If you want a fresh face use this!
Alisha F.
Kirkwood, MO
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great exfoliator. I've been using it for 13 years. I started using it way back when I worked for Origins but I will continue to buy it because it is the only face scrub that actually scrubs off my dead skin fully and no other scrub has made my skin look as good as this one. Yeah its pricey but it will last a long time, only takes a little.
Kim B.
Lehigh Acres, FL
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Macy's
I do not recommend this for anyone with sensitive skin. It says that it is gentle abrasion but it tore my skin to bits and left it dry and flaky.
Caitrin A.
Orlando, FL
5 reviews
I enjoy this product a lot! It’s not too harsh, but leaves my skin soft and clean while clearing away any dead or dry skin i may have. I find it can be a little drying if used more than once a week, but overall I’ve found it to be an effective product.
24 reviews
Purchased at: Macy's
Very effective yet gentle, definitely great for sensitive skin among all other skin types.
Marisol D.
Spring Valley, CA
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my ultimate favorite exfoliator. I'm obsessed with the texture and the results. It works best when applying on slightly damp skin almost dry it really works to remove all dead skin. My skin feels baby soft after using this. I recommend this to everyone its gently enough for any skin type
Pangdra Y.
7 reviews
It is too gentle to use as an exfoliator. I have cystic acne and I get very flaky skin. It doesn’t make my skin more dry. It’s actually very moisturizing, but it doesn’t remove the dead skin as much as I would prefer.
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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