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
Ha T.
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My skin feels so soft and smooth after using this product. This is a great scrub that gives off a good bit of foam as well. The scent reminds me of froot loops in an enjoyable way. The product is a bit pricey, but otherwise it's fantastic. I would get it again during a sale or if it's in a sample/gift set. 
Bhavi K.
Levittown, NY
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Every product by Origins is honestly amazing, and not too expensive. This one is one of my favorites. It really smoothens your skin and leaves you feeling fresh and clean.
Boulder, CO
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this exfoliator. It’s a creamy formula which feels really good on the skin. I use this on my dry skin and then rinse it off after about a minute of gently scrubbing. It’s amazing at smoothing out rough texture, and I also find it to be pretty moisturizing, but not too much for my oily/combo skin. This is gentle enough that I can use it everyday during bad breakout times!
Alicia P.
10 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
This is a great exfoliating cleanser. I use it twice a week to buff away the dry skin on my face. It's gritty and creamy. Makes my skin feel super smooth, almost like I had a professional facial!
Courtney W.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received this as a trial size in an Origins gift pack. I have tried many exfoliators and I have found this one to be very rough. That being the case, I would only use this once a week. It works well and feels good on the skin but a bit too harsh for me.
I think it’s better intended for those with dry skin.
Jessica R.
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this scrubber once a week to help remove any dead skin. It works really great; I’ve actually been using modern friction for about eleven years now! It’s the best!
Colleen P.
Buffalo Grove, IL
275 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I can’t talk about this product enough. I originally received this as a free gift from origins with purchase and I instantly fell in love. Whenever I feel my skin is dull and really needs a pick me up this is my go to! It gently exfoliates my skin and really allows my products to soak in after use. If you haven’t tried this I suggest it.
Ameerah S.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I truly enjoy the formula and feeling or this product. It's feels so refreshing on the skin and as you scrub you feel these little grains just exfoliating your skin and getting rid of the dirt and dead skin. I recommend this product to anyone that suffers from textured skin and scars. It was helped me so much!
Marina A.
Concepcion , TX
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Here we have a lovely face scrub that is so great for when you need a pick me up facial wise. You apply a small amount and gently rub on a slightly moist face. Then slowly add water and massage into face and then lightly rinse off and pat dry. It’s like a mini facial at home! I keep this handy at all times.
Jihae P.
Bloomfield, NJ
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really like most of Origins’ products. However, I wish the microdermabrasion part was a bit more “micro”. This scrub was too coarse and the actual exfoliant was very sparse, making me feel more like I was rubbing sand on my face rather than getting a good microdermabrasion cleanse!
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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