Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%


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
Taea P.
Loveland, OH
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
LOVE LOVE LOVE. This stuff is seriously amazing. It’s the only exfoliated I have found that gets the job done and doesn’t leave my skin bright red after. It’s uses rice starch as the exfoliator and it’s amazing.
Brittany H.
Mesa, AZ
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
If you have sensitive skin like me, this just might be the exfoliator for you! I was really apprehensive to use this product, as most new skin care products break me out and irritate my skin. Plus, Origins products have had a history with messing up my skin. That wasn’t the case here. This exfoliator smooths our my skin with little redness (and the little redness there was quickly calmed down). 
Jacqueline M.
Iowa City
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product has a strong smell to it. It is a gentle exfoliator and works better if you mix it with a little water before applying it to your face. The packaging is very suitable for this product. It is gentle enough for all skin types.
Parisa K.
Holly Springs, NC
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
LOVE this scrub. I would buy again but I have too many other things to try now. It is harsh and gritty and that’s why I love it. I want a scrub to feel like it’s doing something. This is a physical scrub. If you like a gentle exfoliant this is not for you. If you like the liquid sandpaper feel of a fine grit scrub you will not be disappointed. A little goes a long way so try a sample!
Veronica A.
N Chelmsford, MA
400 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
One of the best exfoliating cleansers out there. It isn’t super rough or hard and it doesn’t strip your skin of moisture. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without that tight/dry feeling some other exfoliators give me. Origins overall has great skincare and this is no exception. If you have sensitive skin and are scared to use exfoliators this will definitely be good for you.
Aleksandra F.
New Berlin, WI
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is amazing! I use this about once/twice a week to keep my skin looking amazing. It’s a little pricey but worth it and lasts a long time since I don’t use it daily. My skin looks and feels so soft and is glowing after using this stuff - would absolutely recommend! Also I have dry sensitive skin and this stuff does not irritate my skin at all or leave it too dry.
Nicole N.
Hopatcong, NJ
586 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
My cousin's girlfriend works for Origins and gave me a whole bunch of samples, including this product, I just used it and it made my skin so super smooth! My skin feels so clean and so soft, and looks great! I only gave it 4 stars because I am not super excited about a price tag it has! I do recommend it though if you don't mind shelling out the dough!
Sarah H.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Sephora
I’ve never been a huge fan of mechanical exfoliators but I actually had a friend recommend this product to me so I decided to give it a try. The price for the amount of product you get is good and I love the smell but I find it to harsh for my skin. I’m not prone to sensitive skin but days after I use this product my skin is so sensitive to my other every day skin care products. Will not buy again or recommend.
Payton B.
Winter Park, FL
193 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: Sephora
I really liked this cleanser it is a thicker creamy formula with tiny exfoliating beads. It foams up with water and gives a nice gentle exfoliation. It doesn’t exfoliate too aggressively so you could use it 3-4 times a week. It has a nice clean scent and leave the skin feeling very clean but a tab bit dry. I overall really like this and would recommend it to someone with dry skin to use a few times a week.
Natasha M.
Wilmington , NC
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I LOVE THIS! I use this about twice a week in the shower- the gentle exfoliating feels so great on my skin and NEVER leaves it feel dry or tight! I use this in combination with the A Perfect World regimen.
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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