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
Emma T.
33 Beechmount Drive, Co Antrim , Belfast
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Quite a gritty exfoliater but the skin feels like new. Great for pores tightening too. The skin is left bright and fresh but not tight. The best microdermabrasion exfoliater I have tried so far .
nahla h.
Edmonton, Alberta
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
Got this as part of a set, has a strong and earthy strange smell but if smell doesn’t bother you, it’s good. It’s gentle so it doesn’t scratch the skin with the beads. face feels fresh soft and clean after using it
Meredith D.
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Gentle dermabrasion is always nice on my skin. I find most of them are similar but this one does provide a more gentle exfoliation to your skin then others if you are more sensitive.
Kirstie M.
Edmonton, AB
194 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
First off, there's so much product. It's amazing because if you're sensitive, just wet your hands. If you're not, use it with dry hands and you'll get a more intense exfoliant.
J W.
10 reviews
I use this whenever I have a big day coming up because it leaves me smooth and glowing. Applying makeup after using this is an absolute dream! It is expensive but you are getting a great product and I've had it for over a year and have not run out. Highly reccomend.
Samantha K.
Moncton , NB
1,239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Wasn’t the biggest fan of this. It worked okay, but not exfoliating enough for me. Didn’t make my skin as soft and smooth as other exfoliators do. It also smelled weird.
Emily B.
Bloomington, IN
12 reviews
It smells SO GOOD, and feels so gentle going on. I only use this about once a week, and every time I use it I am amazed because I SWEAR my skin feels like a fresh newborn’s.
Best skincare line I have used in a long time. I found it was really gentle on my sensitive skin, while still scrubbing away dirt/makeup and leaving my face super soft. Purchased in a set with other cleansers and lotions/eye cream and would definitely purchase again. The set is a good way to try multiple products at once. 
Kimberley W.
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I tried this product to try and even up my awful skin texture. I bought it from House of Fraser (UK department store). I don't remember the exact amount I paid for it but it was pretty pricey!

Anyway, the mask felt weirdly hot on my face and I found the fine particles to be rough. I found the mask to be quite irritating on my skin as I do have quite sensitive skin. I often find the more "natural" products actually irritate my skin more for some reason!

In the end I gave the product to my mum and she absolutely loved it, so I think it's perhaps better suited to non sensitive skin
natalie r.
9 reviews
I really like this scrub its great to use wet or dry, i had a sample size which lasted a long time, it is very rough and very harsh and thats the only reason it gets 4 out of 5 stars, it does hurt my skin, i have very sensitive skin when it comes to rough or abrasive things and this really does hurt, but i can not deny that it works it leaves my skin incredibly soft and renewed. Origins are one of my favourite brands so i can imagine i will eventually purchase the full size of this as it does what it says on the bottle so well. And it smells like a spa!
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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