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
Breanna W.
Fayetteville, AR
273 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have moderately sensitive skin so using exfoliants always scare me a bit. But this formula is not harsh at all, no breakouts and it made my skin incredibly smooth. I really enjoy using this product and haven't had trouble with it thus far. Quite good!
Sadie A.
Ozark , MO
157 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have very sensitive skin, so I always want to take any extra steps to keep it healthy and free of clogged pores. This stuff is magic! The grit in this product is so fine, it doesn't scratch the skin and leaves it feeling brand new!
Carolina F.
Houston, TX
13 reviews
My face is pretty acne prone, usually oily and with lots of clogged pores all the time. This takes care of it. It leaves the skin so smooth and clean, it feels shocking. Some people complain about the price, but I usually shop directly from their website when there are offers available, and you can score extra samples that make up for the price. Also, a little goes a long way.
Amanda S.
Jim Thorpe, PA
452 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is one of my new favorites . Origins is a brand I can rely on because of my sensitive skin this cleans off all my dry skin and left over makeup and doesn't make me break out . I use it a few times a week with their face wash
Katlin F.
Mineral Wells, WV
19 reviews
This exfoliating cleanser is excellent! It gently cleans my skin, while exfoliating it. it's not too harsh and helps get rid of the flaky patches I sometimes get! Very effective and satisfying. my face feels so refreshed afterwords!
Claire V.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have dehydrated combo skin. So I try and exfoliate often to get the dry flakey skin off! This just didn't do it for me. My skin wasn't smooth afterward & I could still see the flakes the next morning even after moisturizer!
Ali N.
Fort Collins, CO
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is such a treat for me! I'm someone who loves Kate Sommerville's exfolikate but can't always justify that high price point so I was on the hunt for something else. I came across this as a sample and I LOVE it just as much as KS! I use it on a dry face and follow up with checks and balances and my face is SO soft! It helps my night cream soak in as well - it's amazing! I use it 3 times a week and would totally recommend this to anyone!
Stacey A.
Ronkonkoma, NY
298 reviews
This is modern friction for the BODY, it is more abrasive than the one for the face so do not try to use it on the face. I use this on my legs, dry and then rinse to slough off dead skin before I shave my legs and the results are AMAZEBALLS! The shave is closer and lasts longer before stubble appears again.

Jenn Y.
Pompano beach, Fl
8 reviews
Modern friction has the perfect amount of grit in an exfoliant. It's not something that I would use on a daily basis though. I would recommend using this once a week as your main exfoliate. Origin has a couple other exfoliants that are lighter that you can use 2 to 3 times a week in between using modern friction.
Alice L.
7 reviews
I bought this after a sales associate in an Origins store tested it on my hand. I'm not a huge fan of physical exfoliants, but I was really in the mood for a scrub. This was much harsher than I thought at first. It recommends to use on dry skin and then mix in water, but I can't use it unless I wet my face first and my skin is not sensitive in the slightest. That being said, I do like the end result. Brightened, exfoliated skin. Would repurchase, but don't need to any time soon and I bought the small size!
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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