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
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.
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!
Katy K.
Ridgewood, NY
9 reviews
This is a nice gentle exfoliator that didn't cause any breakout or irritation for me. I noticed my skin felt softer after using, but don't know that it revealed bright, glowy skin or made a huge difference for me. The packaging is great and like all Origins products, no harsh/chemical smells.
Mair M.
Redding, CA
215 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I would say that origins makes a pretty good exfoliant! This one is pretty fine, I liked the texture. As well as the smell being mild, so good for sensitive skin or people who are sensitive to fragrance. As usual origins hits it out of the park with their classic simple, and natural packaging.
Courtney O.
Newburgh, IN
2 reviews
I love this product because it can be used with or without water to exfoliate. If you are wanting an intense exfoliant do not use water if you want it toned down add water to it before you scrub. This product is definitely something I would recommend for people who want a great exfoliant.
Queen Esther S.
228 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Oh my goodness! Origins is my FAVORITE K-Beauty brand hands down! 😀 My skin looks nothing like it did a year ago. This demabrasion detoxifies and clears you skin all while providing a deep cleanse. A little goes a long way and the price is well worth the product. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
Rachel G.
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really enjoy this product! Not only does it leave my skin feeling fresh and clean, it also has just enough friction beads that it does not irritate my already sensitive skin. With no residue left over after washing, this is the perfect exfoliate for those with oily to combination skin!
Edras Dyanna S.
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This item is amazing, while it is a scrub, I love the fact that it is super gentle on the skin ( i have extremely sensitive skin) and a small amount goes a long way. I have had it for at least 2  years and I still have most of the bottle left.  Its great at clearing up dead skin on the face. 
Dione S.
Lake Oswego, OR
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Modern friction is pretty decent. What I like most is that this product is basically botanical like the rest if the Origins line, so it's got a pretty natural scent and it's made with more natural type ingredients. This is an important aspect to me because I have oily, sensitive skin!
This scrub has decent exfoliating potential, especially when used dry rather than wet.
Tara B.
13 reviews
I received this dermabrasion in a gift set at Christmas. I was so excited to give it a try. It is very effective yet very gentle. It left my skin feeling very smooth. When you first apply it, it feels a little thick but it washes off great. I also noticed a small tingle sensation while washing but nothing to be alarmed about. I did not notice any sand like particles but my face did feel super refreshed afterwards. I would buy this product in the future. 
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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