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>

see more...

Top Questions See all 58 Q&A

  • I recently tried this when I went to the mall, and it bri...1 Answers
  • Is this suitable for sensitive skin?1 Answers
  • What moisturizer do you like to pair with this? 3 Answers
Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
Reviews (1,333)
Q&A (16)
Media (35)
  • "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
jenni c.
Winnipeg, AL
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is amazing! It is gentle but still effective. The price is worth it for this amazing product. I do find that it burns my eye when it gets close to them from the scent though but otherwise it is so amazing!
Tania M.
Saint Bruno, WY
10 reviews
Best product I have ever used to exfoliate skin. Only a small amount is needed for the entire face and it leaves the skin baby smooth. It's not irritating and should be fine for sensitive skin. Wish the price was a bit smaller but it's definitely worth it!
Hannah C.
Wimbledon Park, London
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Really lovely consistency, could feel it getting to work on my skin and left my face nice and clean, glowy and smooth since I suffer from lots of texture around my nose. Packaging nice and sleek as well.
Rachel B.
4 reviews
This is a wonderful facial scrub, gorgeous smell and nice grainy feel to it with a clay like base. I bought it in John Lewis and it's always a good price. It rinses off well and leaves skin silky soft.
Lasonta J.
New York, NY
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've had quite a few deluxe samples of good product and I love how it works. It's so gentle that it feels like you're not going to get results but to my surprise it works great. The only reason I have not purchased it is because if you get it in your eyes it's quite painful.
Jessica C.
Victoria, BC
33 reviews
I use this on the back of my arms and legs in the shower and my skin is smoother than it has even been. Would recommend for sure. Doesn't have the best smell but that isn't important for its use.
michelle r.
Toronto, ON
262 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Very effective exfoliater! My biggest problem is the high price point. I can get a similar product from comparable brands for more than $10 cheaper. Good, but the price overshadows the product.
jessica s.
Halifax, NS
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Really great product, I’m still not 100% sure what it’s for but I use it sometimes in the shower and it makes my skin feel really nice. The smell is very pleasant and I will definitely do some more research and buy it again.
Isobel R.
Cudham, Kent
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
A great manual scrub, Origins Modern Friction has been a longtime staple in my routine. I typically use this in the shower and it leaves my skin feeling soft but not over-exfoliated.
Puja P.
484 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Works beautiful! I use this right after a cleanser for a gentle exfoliation. The beads in here are perfect to get off that dead skin and leave you glowing! It works perfectly to clean your pores out too
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?

Sign up to join our community!

Influenster Cashback
We recorded your visit.
Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion

ULTA was opened in another window. If you made a purchase Cash Back will be automatically added to your Ebates account tomorrow.

Please confirm your email.
If you have an existing Ebates account, make sure to enter your Ebates email

6 characters minimum. Password must consist of letters, at least 1 number and 1 special character.