Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


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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
maria m.
tulsa, OK
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Origin’s Modern Friction Nature’s Dermabrasion makes my skin squeaky clean in one single wash. It removes dead skin, dry patches and reveals a smooth skin. Instant freshness can be noticed after the wash and lemon .The exfoliation level is really satisfactory. The stinging in eyes and tingling in nose goes off in few minutes. It doesn’t damage my skin harshly and doesn’t rip off moisture excessively. Formulated with natural ingredients and without harmful chemicals, this is one perfect product to own. It is expensive, but worth every penny
Raisa C.
Jonesboro, AR
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
IT BURNED!!! This product retails for $40 so I expected it to be a good product since it is priced on the steep side. I was so excited when this product came in the mail. I had such high expectations for it. The only thing I liked about this product was the scent. The exfoliating beads were very large and did not glide easily. As it went on I felt a tingle then it started to burn. I washed it off and the burn continued for about 2 hours after I washed it off. I will never use this product again.
Layla N.
Dallas, TX
54 reviews
This exfoliating product works miracles. I received a facial at Origins with this face wash and it does an amazing job of exfoliating dead skin away and brightening the skin. I could tell and feel the difference immediately after using this product. After using this- I can feel my face able to breathe. It really gives a good cleanse and exfoliates layers of dead, dull skin away. If you have been feeling your face needs a refresher this is the #1 product that I recommend. Worked magic on my face.
Jen C.
Mebane, NC
528 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is a unique exfoliate meant to be used on a clean, *dry* face. During my mini facial I was instructed to put some on the back of my hand and pat a little on small areas at a time, working in a circular motion. If this is used on a wet face, or mixed with water, it will not work as well as intended. Do it the right way, and it will feel like you have new skin!
Julie M.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Such an excellent, natural cleanser. I love most of Origins' products, but this one really stands out. The grains exfoliate so nicely, and it's creamy enough to leave the face so soft after rinsing. I can only use it once or twice a week on my dry and sensitive skin, so exfoliating with Modern Friction and following with a serum or hydrating mask in the evening is something I really look forward to. It's definitely pricey, but for a more natural exfoliation, look no further.  
krista b.
Bremerton, WA
278 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I usually love Origins products, but this scrub didn't do anything for my skin. I have pretty normal skin and I felt like this was not abrasive enough to do anything. Maybe if you had extremely sensitive skin this would be a good option, but I didn't notice or feel any difference at all. There are quite a few scrubs out there that I prefer over this.
Janee D.
Independence , MO
661 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love this exfoliator. I love Origins as a brand and I need to try more of their products. This is a very thick cream with tiny little beads in it but you only need a little amount and then you apply some water to it and it spreads out more and more thin. I highly recommend. Smells like chocolate in my opinion or a nut. Can’t put my finger on the smell.
Lia D.
Jacksonville, FL
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Great exfoliator! It's neither too course or too gentle, it provides just the right amount of exfoliation. It goes a long way too, as it only takes a tiny bit to cover the whole face. However, I feel like the name is a bit misleading as it does not provide the same effects as dermabrasion. I was hoping it could possibly help my acne scars, but unsurprisingly I haven't seen any results there. It does a great job such as a regular facial scrub though!
Valerie M.
430 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
With skin that can be sensitive to harsher scrubs, I really appreciate how light and gentle they made this one while still keeping it effective. The coarse "scrubbies" (as I like to call them) are less in number than normal scrubs, allowing me to lightly exfoliate all over my face without making it red and raw. The cream is moisturizing and cleansing at the same time. I definitely will be adding this to my weekly routine! 
Janine V.
Waterbury, CT
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Bergamot and Peppermint, smell so earthy and soothing just like a spa. One of the most gentle exfoliators I have ever tried. Doesnt feel like you're rubbing sand on your skin. With the active ingredient of rice, helps remove skin patches and discoloration. Lemon Oil illuminates and aloe calming the skin. Although it says it for dry skin, I have oily skin and I love it. Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
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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