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
Nancy H.
Blythe, CA
23 reviews
Modern Friction is one of my favorite products from Origins. I use the Zero Oil line as well and love it. The Modern Friction is strong, so do not apply a lot, and do not scrub too long, or your face will lose too much dead skin and will be sensitive. The perfect natural dermabrasion.
Savannah M.
Wesley Chapel, FL
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This gentle exfoliator is perfect for sensitive skin. I got a sample of this at Sephora and within days ran back to buy the full size. Leaves your face feeling super refreshed and baby smooth. Must have!
Shannon V.
5 reviews
I love this scrub! When you first put it on you don’t need water so it’s nice and gritty to really slough off dead skin. Then add a bit of water and continue scrubbing and it turns into a gentle scrub that feels so good. Afterwards my skin feels so smooth and it looks so much brighter.
Lynnie G.
Lees Summit, MO
7 reviews
I loved this product! I have really dry skin, around my nose and t-zone area. This product helped me get rid of that and helped clean my face as well! It also didn't irritate my skin like some dermabrasion products do. I loved the way it smelled too! I will definitely be using it again!
Heather D.
Brooklyn, NY
15 reviews
I've used this off and on for years, and while it does a great job exfoliating, I wouldn't recommend using this more than once a week (unless you're skin doesn't irritate easily). This stuff is pretty hardcore, and it will irritate your skin and cause breakouts if you overuse.
San K.
100 reviews
When I get a breakout, have irritations, dry skin or any other ailments I'll use this and maybe a face mask afterwards. Love the fact that it doesn't contain plastic micro beads and instead uses Rice!
Caroline F.
57 reviews
One of my FAVORITE exfoliators. When I don't want to use my clairosnic I use this products and it leaves my face feeling amazing. I have super sensitive skin and it has never irritated it. I will definitely be repurchasing this product and will recommend it to anyone
Marleny Q.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've used this product since I was 17 and haven't been able to find one that can be compared or similar to this one. Removes dead skin and I can actually go without using a cleanser after using this.
Elizabeth R.
Allegan, MI
261 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Such an amazing exfoliating cleanser! The rice granules are gentle yet effective and the creamy consistency feels heavenly. It doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped and dry like other exfoliators can.
C P.
5 reviews
As an exfoliator, Modern Friction does the job and is gentle enough to use everyday. I don't think it's worth the price, and it is difficult to get all of the scrub off of your face once it's done.
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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