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
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.
Lisa H.
Coppell, TX
58 reviews
I love that this exfoliator is not painfully abrasive. It uses enzymes and rice bran as the exfoliant and has a weirdly satisfying almost sticky texture when applying (I imagine from the rice protein). It washes off cleanly and my skin feels so smooth and fresh without feeling raw. It's designed to use once or twice a week but I only used it when my skin felt extra oily it gross as a spa treatment.
Susie B.
67 reviews
This stuff is amazing. Its gentle and you can even add water. I like it dry to really get a gooood scrub. It gives you that SCRUB without feeling like rocks. But def more of a scrub then drug store brands. It took away the UGLIEST tan I got after being lazy and fell asleep in the sun just after one use. My pores are smaller. Marks on my face have faded. My skin is more even. Stuff is great. FYI... A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! Its so easy to waste this stuff. Slowly apply it to your face and work it all over before adding more. It will last you way longer.
Amy B.
Whitesburg, KY
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The best exfoliator on the market! Origins makes mostly natural products and has always been my go-to for my sensitive skin. The formula of Modern Friction is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but boy does it leave your skin soft and smooth, not to mention, it smells great! My only issue is that as the product ages it becomes very thick and it can be very hard to squeeze from the tube, but other than that it's my favorite.
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!
Saddie V.
Harrisburg, IL
16 reviews
This product did nothing for my skin and it was not at all brightening. My biggest issue is it made me break out and gave me texture. I would not recommend to anyone I know personally.
Alejandra G.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The exfoliate her is nice and smells clean. I did have one concern however I found it kind of strange that the directions said to  exfoliate with my skin dry.  Once I squeezed it out if felt nice and creamy then as I massage it into my skin I did start to feel the grainy texture it exfoliated quite nice the first couple of times but after a couple more uses I felt like the grains were not evenly distributed in the product as sometimes I felt like I was not exfoliating enough.  Like that it has lemon extract in there to help brighten skin as well 
Jen W.
Farley, MO
72 reviews
This is one of the best exfoliators I've used. I get dry skin around my nose and this removes the dry patches gently and is so easy to use. I never feel that it is rough on my skin and I don't have to scrub vigorously to get the product to work. It is more expensive than a drugstore exfoliator and I do not feel that it reduces the appearance of fine lines or pores like it claimed. It does smell pleasant light and fresh, is not irritating and does what I expect my exfoliator to do- removes flakey skin. I would repurchase this product.
Nikki M.
Fargo, ND
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
MY FAVORITE skin care product for cleansing and making your face feel smooth! Radiant! Refreshed! Absolutely recommend!
It has a clean smell and small dermabrasion leaves to help exfoliate and really release those underlying toxins on top of your skin, and remove dead cells. I notice a difference when I use it consistently for 1-2 weeks.
Leigh R.
199 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice you're going in the trash. And that's exactly where this ended up. I tried on two separate occasions to use this scrub and both times it flared up my eczema like nobody's business. I'm not sure what ingredients did the damage but I'm leaning toward the lemon extract since the Ole Hendrickson cleansing gel triggered a milder but still annoying eczema flare.
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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