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
Belle H.
Bend, OR
108 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I’ve never been big into exfoliating my skin, but I do it twice a week now. This is the only product I will use for that. It’s extremely gentle, has a subtle but nice smell to it, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. 10/10.
Heather M.
Carlstadt, NJ
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have tried a few exfoliating products, and this is not one of my favorites. I would have liked it more if it was in a tube.  Felt it was too harsh for my skin type, which is combination skin.
Anna P.
Miami, FL
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have super sensitive skin and it is so hard for me to find skincare that is compatible with my skin. Like, even Neutrogena makes me break out! Luckily, the Origins brand works perfectly with my skin and this product does so much for me. I use it about once or twice a week and it cleans all the way deep into my skin. On a day where I see a whole lot of pimples developing, I slather this onto my face, wait a few minutes, then wash it off. Its like a miracle happening on my face, in front of my eyes. Literally all the pimples go away. Magic. The only downside is that the scent is really strong and I have a super sensitive nose. But other than that, its lovely.
Hue V.
San Jose, CA
213 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3

My first initial use of this product was to put the scrub directly to my dry skin and to rub it all over. Bad idea. It hurt so much that it felt like I was rubbing sand paper on my skin. The second time I used it, I wet my face first and then applied. Not the best idea. I had too much water on my skin so when I applied the product, it quickly mixed in with the water and dissolved really fast.

The best way to apply this to the skin perfectly is to sprinkle water on your face then rub the scrub. You can mix a bit of water with the scrub first before applying to the skin but the scrub dissolves pretty fast so you need to work it into the skin quickly.

I would say that my skin does feel soft after use but I feel like I'm doing much more work just to get this product to work with my skin which isn't something I am fond with.
Yahaira G.
New York, NY
12 reviews
Purchased this from Macy's and was the best choice I have made so far. I have used twice a day for the past two weeks and leaves my fave soft and smooth. Not dry and removes all dirt and oils that linger after a work day.
Asia S.
Spring, TX
321 reviews
This is one of my favorite gentle exfoliants. It's really makes my skin soft and I see a big difference after exfoliating. It's isn't harsh or extremely rough on the skin. I use 2-3 a week
Ginger S.
Modesto, CA
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Gentle enough for sensitive skin and good for dry skin. It doesn't feel like super dry, stripped skin. Only con is that smells like glue, but I prefer that over a perfumy smell in products
Nikole S.
Wilmington , NC
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Modern Friction is my Monday and Friday scrub of choice! It smells great and leaves my face feeling fresh and oh so clean! The package is simple white with green printing but it is my favorite scrub by far!
Mandi M.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love modern friction. Sunday is my day to use it. I've been using it for years and my skin feels so fresh after using it. Be careful not to get it in your eyes as it burns!
Aireal S.
Friendswood, TX
19 reviews
This is my absolute favorite facial scrub. I normally use it once a week along with my daily philosophy facial wash. All the extra dead skin that builds up on my face is completely taken away by this amazing product.
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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