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
Ricia W.
509 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Gorgeous exfoliator that smooths out the skin giving a more radiant appearance. One of my favourite exfoliators on the market as it's gentle but thorough with buffing the skin.
Cheryl S.
8 reviews
This product is great! It makes your skin feel squeaky clean, it's quite abrasive but gentle on the skin! I would highly recommend if you are looking for a good exfoliation!
Daisy P.
5 reviews
I had the miniature version of this that I got from Sephora. Usually I love Origins products but this cream was so heavy and greasy on my undereyes I had to give it one star. Didn't see a difference after using it for a while. Not happy with this product.
Stephanie S.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Gentle? Don’t get this anywhere near your nose or else your sinuses will burn for hours. Does a decent job exfoliating, but really, no better than a drugstore brand. Pass.
Michelle S.
Kitchener , ON
85 reviews
This is a lovely exfoliator that leaves your face feeling so soft and hydrated. I especially like it in the winter when the cold air and indoor heating makes my skin drier and more sensitive. Other exfoliators like exfolikate (Kate Somerville) or even St Ives apricot scrub are too harsh on my skin in winter. Some say that they aren't able to use it with a wet face or wet hands in the shower but I haven't had a problem with the rice nodules breaking down if used in the shower. I imagine it might work better on a dry face with dry hands but it suits my personal needs for cleanser and gentle exfoliator in the shower :) very light scent too which is nice when you have sensitive skin!
Jennifer R.
English Harbour West, NL
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this cleanser when I feel like my skin is looking a bit dull. It’s quite coarse so I wouldn’t use it nightly, but a couple of times a week seems to do the trick. Leaves my skin feeling super clean, and I love the scent as well! Very refreshing!
Iris Z.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is such a great exfoliator! The microbeads aren't very large or harsh at all, but it still foams up a lot so you can feel the deep clean while you scrub this into your skin. It isn't the harshest exfoliator you can use, so it's gentle enough for use a few times a week. When you wash this off, your skin is smooth like a baby's bottom! Toner and moisturizer apply great after cleansing with this. I just wish it was a bit more affordable :( I'm using a sample I got and I'll be super sad when it runs out. Here in Canada, the full size at Sephora is about $50.
Leanne B.
St. johns
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
This product is awesome. I’ve always had very dry skin but by using this scrub 2-3 times a week, my skin has definitely improved. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.
Elle W.
5 reviews
I am not sure on what makes this face scrub “Dermabrasion” as i don't think it removed the upper layers of my skin rather than just exfoliated. But as a face scrub it works really well, it is a gritty scrub rather than beads and the texture lasts long enough before dissolving and apposed to the cleanser this doesn't have a particular smell which is great.
Jen W.
Farley, MO
72 reviews
This is one of the best exfoliators I've used. I get dry skin around my nose and this removes the dry patches gently and is so easy to use. I never feel that it is rough on my skin and I don't have to scrub vigorously to get the product to work. It is more expensive than a drugstore exfoliator and I do not feel that it reduces the appearance of fine lines or pores like it claimed. It does smell pleasant light and fresh, is not irritating and does what I expect my exfoliator to do- removes flakey skin. I would repurchase this product.
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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