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
Ruby C.
Silver Spring, MD
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product!  It makes my skin feel so smooth and clean and fully exfoliated while being so gentle.  This can even be used daily, it's that gentle on the skin.  I love it!
Deepika K.
3 reviews
@origins' Modern Friction #Exfoliating #Scrub is easily one of my quickest ways to exfoliate my face during a crazy busy week! My skin is fairly sensitive to cream cleansers but this product is an #anomaly to not making me #breakout and has restored my faith in #cream #cleansers! It's made of #lemon #oil to #brighten your #skin and has skin-refining rice pressed into rich cream to moisturize, polish and smooth the skin without any irritation. #recipetoallthingsbeauty #originsskincare #cleanser #exfoliate #skincare #followme #dcblogger #healthyskin #minimizepores #polish #rice #skinrefining #smoothskin #origins #luminous #finelines #lather #sensitiveskin #dryskin #winterskin
Jessica D.
3 reviews
This stuff is AMAZING! It makes my skin SO SMOOTH! I wouldn't use it more than once or twice a week because it is really effective! It has a really light earthy smell that I love, not overpowering. Do not get this product near the eyes, it will burn badly and it seems to require a lot of water to
remove the burning sensation. This product does what it says. I always wear it whilst in the shower, it gets deeper in my skin and removes more debris (dead skin and oils);
A truly great product, worth the $ only need a small bit so it lasts a while...also can be used as spot treatments!
paullette h.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this exfoliater! It's very grainy and I use it as a mask first, then add water and it foams up a little to make the exfoliater glide on the skin easier. My face feels do smooth afterwards. My only complaint is the smell. It reminds me if potato peels for some reason...not entirely unpleasant, just strange. A little goes a long way with this product. I've had my tube for almost a year and a I use it twice a week
Melissa S.
Baytown, TX
10 reviews
When I was a teen I never had breakouts...but once I was in my twenties it turned to a whole other story. Modern friction changed that for me though! I LOVE this product and am so grateful I found it...the exfoliating beads scrub my stubborn skin but don't leave it dried out. It is powerful but still gentle enough that I can use it daily as part of my morning and afternoon routine.
Elizabeth E.
Dallas, TX
12 reviews
Microscopic rice particles polish your face to unparalleled softness, also help even out unevenness and hyperpigmentation. The power of rice in face products was discovered from Asian women who wash their face with ricewater and have gorgeous, even complexions. A little goes a long way, apply a pea-sized amount first to dry skin, then add water and froth up and rinse. Good for all skin types, including sensitive.
Stacey A.
Ronkonkoma, NY
298 reviews
Best exfoliator ever and it's as natural as natural can be. Cheap scrubs will scratch your skin but the rice in this product is gentle. Apply it on dry skin and rub for about two minutes. A little bit goes a long way. For a great WOW FACTOR test Modern Friction on one hand dry, rub in for 2 mins and then rinse, and then compare your two hands. You will see how much brighter the exfoliated hand is. I've been using this product exclusively as an esthetician for over 10 years and I recommend it to every one of my clients over more expensive items. MUST BUY!!!!
Cindy K.
10 reviews
It's my everyday face scrub, clears my face and leaves it feeling fresh and soft! It's effective and works but you have be to consistent for you to see the results!
Anna O.
102 reviews
I've only been using this for a few days now and it has made an incredible difference in my skin. From day one I knew it would be an amazing product and thus far it has not provided me wrong. My skins texture has improved so much in just a few days I would definitely recommend and I will be purchasing as soon as possible.
Apryl C.
Rockwall, TX
37 reviews
I absolutely love this face wash! it's abrasive enough to make your face feel velvety smooth, but not so abrasive that it causes irritation. only drawback is if you get your hands wet, or have moisture on your skin prior to application it melts down and doesn't exfoliate, it just cleanses. so just be careful of that. otherwise, aside from benign user error, this is by far my favorite facial exfoliater!
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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