Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
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  • 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
Arnell G.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product, I got it as a sample in November and its July of the next year and its still going strong. I usually use this product as an exfoliant after taking off my makeup, it get any left over make off and doesn't make my skin feel stripped afterwards. If this product wasn't so expensive it would definitely be a repurchase.
Anke B.
2 reviews
I adore this product and have been using it for over a year.

Super easy to use and leaves my skin feeling smooth and glowing afterwards. I use it twice a week now just to maintain.

I ordered mine from amazon.
caprice h.
27 reviews
I did not like this on my skin, I have dry to very dry skin and it's also very sensitive I feel like this just stripped my skin like I just used sandpaper, my skin felt terrible afterwards. I wouldn't recommend this at all.
Cynthia M.
12 reviews
Really great for exfoliation but because i have sensitive skin i have to work fast with it because then it feels like its burning a little. not in painful way, just uncomfortable. its gentle otherwise and the beads are small enough to get into pores
Michelle M.
Maple Ridge
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This was not a product I would purchase. Received a sample from Sephora as I am very picky about exfoliants. The grains in this product are far too big and rough and left my skin red and blotchy and still not well exfoliated. I am very glad I did not pay for this product or I would have returned it immediately!
Christie-Ann T.
Minster-on-Sea, Kent, Sheerness
10 reviews
This really stung my eyes, and was incredible harsh on my dry skin! I actually received a sample lately and tried again, but it was no hope! A real shame as I usually love Origins' masks and other products.
Gabrielle S.
Laval, QC
25 reviews
This product is ok. Not my favorite but it does the job. I find the scrubbing particles to be too sparse to offer you a great exfoliation. it's a bit confusing to attack the term microdermabrasion to this product especially when the scrubing particles are so large and so little in quantity.
Amber W.
whitby, ON
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Got this as a sample and wow it works great. for sure thinking of buying the full size product because this leaves my face feeling so smooth and healthy! it's become part of my every day skin routine
Laura R.
Kitchener, ON
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I liked this product but I didn't love it as much as I thought I would. It went on easily and left my skin feeling smooth but then it got really dry. I think it's just the wrong formula for my skin. If you have combination skin rather than dry skin I think it would be different.
Lyn V.
15 reviews
I used used up three jars of Glamglow before discovering this in a bundle pack I got from Sephora. It smells great, and you can use it on dry or damp skin. I use this sparingly because the results are so great that I don't have to use it more than once every one or two weeks. It can be a little harsh on my sensitive skin if I use it too often. Favorite exfoliator right now!
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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