Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
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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
Brooke M.
Charlotte, NC
5 reviews
I usually need something gentle for exfoliation and this does the trick. I’m always scared of something being too tough and damaging my skin, but this works wonders! Would definitely recommend. I’m using the travel size at the moment to try it out, but plan on buying the regular size next.
Madison P.
Valencia, CA
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I would say this product does what it promises on the bottle. It leaves my skin feelings soft and supple, especially when layering a moisturizer on afterwards. It is a great weekly exfoliator and leaves a "fresh start" feeling on the skin. I also have pretty sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate it at all!
Savannah B.
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this when I need to exfoliate and it's gotten my skin softer than any other product I've used. I have dry skin and black heads on my nose that build up and this helps get rid of and smooth out my skin. Don't use too much or rub too hard as it can irritate the skin. Be sure to use moisturizer after!
Chelsea T.
New Brunswick, NJ
243 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really like this exfoliator. First of all it’s a lot of natural plant based ingredients, which I like. It’s not a super harsh exfoliator, and does not leave my skin feeling irritated or too dry afterwards. My only complaint is that if I accidentally get this in my eyes it burns soooo bad, so definitely avoid getting this in your eyes. I’m a big fan of the whole plantscription line from origins, and this product is no exception.
Priscila C.
116 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
For me this is one the best exfoliators I’ve tried. I had bought a few bottles because I always go back to it, even with the high price. I love the texture, It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and it exfoliates super well. Just a tiny amount is enough and it last for a long time.
vi o.
briarwood, NY
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Would be amazing on less sensitive skin. Used this on an active pimple and it burned and bled. It is gentle, but powerful at the same time. Really burns on the dry areas of my face, but I bet this would be amazing for those with a more rough facial texture. Possibly a dude.
Stephanie M.
8 reviews
Have used this product for years. If used correctly this can easliy last for quite some time. Amazing feeling after use. Cleans skin and make my face feel fresh. I have a tendency to get dry flaky skin and after using this product that problem seems to be non existent.
Maureen C.
Ankeny, IA
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I seriously love the modern friction face wash. I have used a few microdermabrasion masks and none of them really lived up to this one. I got it in an Ipsy bag and am going to buy a full size bottle. You get a lot for the money and it works wonders! It leaves your skin so soft and i would definitely recommend it!
Ro G.
Plainsboro, NJ
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I went to sephora looking for a good exfoliating face scrub as my skin definitely needs it especially in the winter time. The lady at Sephora recommended this one or the Ole Henriksen Walnut scrub which is a little bit cheaper. I decided to go with this one because it has better ingredients for sensitive skin and not too many chemicals. I was told it does a better job at scrubbing off skin cells which is what I was looking for. I tried it last night and it's really good, it sure did live up to its claim of gentle dermabrasion.
Lacey A.
22 reviews
I generally use a Clarisonic brush for exfoliating, but occasionally I like to use this instead. I have sensitive, combination, acne prone skin and this doesn’t irritate my skin. It’s gentle and effective. I will definitely continue to repurchase!
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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