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
Sarah S.
Ormond Beach, FL
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My favorite exfoliating face product ever, I am repeat user I won't repurchase any other brand except this one. Very effective, the packaging is nice but could always be better. There's always room for improvement. Love this product!!
Mary Kate M.
Austin, TX
157 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the best exfoliator I've found! I love that it's not charcoal or a mask, but a rice based exfoliant that is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but strong enough to really make a difference! I use it 2-3 times a week and have seen a vast improvement in the texture and overall brightness of my skin.
Suki W.
Brooklyn, NY
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love love loveeee Modern Friction! It's one of the best exfoliators I've ever had in my life. I actually like the physical scrub more because the rice brans in that really help scrub it all away. As for the brightening effect, you can see it in these pads as well! These pads are great for traveling!
Amanda E.
Rigby, ID
119 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I don’t really like this product that much. It has a weird slimy texture and didn’t have much exfoliation. It didn’t cause any skin breakouts but I just didn’t like the texture so I returned it to Origins. I will not be purchasing again. I don’t think I would even use a sample If they offered it to me.
Katie C.
Reno, NV
157 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Just okay. If I have some dry skin I want to gently scrub off I'll sometimes use this, but I wouldn't buy it again. I didn't have any bad reactions or anything. There are much better scrubs for better price points than this. I got it from Sephora, if you want to try it I would recommend getting a sample first to save your money.
Jennifer G.
7 reviews
I LOVE this product! I have sensitive skin, but this product does not irritate my skin like other dermabrasion washes. It gently exfoliates and doesn't dry my skin. It always left my skin looking great!  I received this as a tester product, but I'll definitely be buying a full size model when I run out. 
Christina P.
San Diego, CA
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This scrub does a great job at exfoliating and getting rid of dead skin and comedomes on my face. It doesn’t leave any residue and no oil. Just clean and fresh feeling. The lemongrass scent is very powerful though and does sting the inside of my nose even if the scrub isn’t anywhere near my nostrils
Tori P.
Naugatuck, CT
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is an awesome exfoliator. Its light and gets the job done without any sign of irritation. It also leaves your skin feeling smooth and definitely contributes to brightening after multiple uses. I use this product about once a week and follow up with a mask to moisturize and tighten.  forever!
Meredith K.
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love origins but I feel as if this did nothing for me. I would describe this as a creamy scrub. The beads in it are big and smooth, but don’t really exfoliate or scrub anything off of the skin. This product would probably work best as a beginner exfoliant but for me, I need a little more kick.
Brittany B.
Gautier , MS
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I received a sample of this is my Sephora Play. It normally retails for $40. My first impression was "OMG this smells AMAZING!!". Upon using the product I was equally as impressed by the results. My (combination) skin felt clean, but not dry. I will definitely consider this product for future purchases!
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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