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
Kelsey W.
Warwick, RI
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'm obsessed with modern friction! I've been using it for years now and it's the perfect foaming face cleanser! A little goes a long way! Pricey, but worth it! I highly recommend and would buy again! I have already!
5 reviews
Where to begin? Origins is a great company to be apart of. I actually started using Modern Friction because it came in a sample packet I received with another purchase. I tried it out a couple times and fell in love with it. I have really sensitive skin and was surprise to learn that it even worked great for me! Also, the scent of it is very pleasing.
Iadoir G.
Columbus, OH
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This exfoliant is the perfect balance of gentle and rough enough to be effective. I love that Orgins is a natural brand. I picked up my bottle from Macy's and has lead me to try other items from the brand that I have enjoyed!
Grace O.
Tallahassee, FL
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
love this, but it’s too harsh to use every day and too harsh for me currently on acne medication. the best exfoliant, be careful with using this with very hot water, it can be a little harsh if your skin is sensitive
Alisha F.
Kirkwood, MO
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great exfoliator. I've been using it for 13 years. I started using it way back when I worked for Origins but I will continue to buy it because it is the only face scrub that actually scrubs off my dead skin fully and no other scrub has made my skin look as good as this one. Yeah its pricey but it will last a long time, only takes a little.
Kristen K.
South Bend, IN
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Did not like this. I had received a sample to try but I found the formula to be too thick for me. I also did not like the smell of it. This is one of the only Origins products I’ve tried that I would not use again.
Emily G.
Greenwood, IN
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Everything I've ever used from origins has been hands down some of the best skincare I've ever used. This is a wonderful exfoliater I use one to two times a week. I also love their ginger soufle body cream and body wash.
Juliana O.
383 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I'm not a huge fan of the scent of the product. It reminds me of grapefruit. It leaves my skin feelings ok but i don't think it's anything i cannot live without.
Nhat H.
Sugar Land, TX
224 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
My favorite gentle cleanser! I use this about once to twice a week to get rid of my flaky dead skin. It feels moisturizing and does a great job at exfoliating without leaving my skin feeling stripped and irritated
Jenna M.
Lawrence, KS
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product definitely rid of any leftover dirt/makeup on my face. The smell was terrible, but it did its job! Definitely effective, just wouldn't buy again because I've found there are better products out there 
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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