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
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 G.
Browns Mills, NJ
5 reviews
For physical exfoliation your best bet is to buy a higher end product. Drugstore exfoliation can make microscopic tears in the skin. All of Origins products are great and smell wonderful. After one use skin feels smooth and renewed.
Jen F.
169 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Love this stuff for around my nose and yes, around my eyes. I don't go right up in the under eye area, but around where the bone of the eye socket is, if that makes sense. Helps clean out the pores, and I think it helps some with wrinkles. Just be very careful when rinsing it off. Keep your eyes closed tight...or it will sting!
Karina P.
Portland, OR
53 reviews
This is one of my must haves! It gives the perfect scrub to make your skin feel like new. I love how it really has a minimal scent also. It is a bit on the pricey side by well worth it since you really only need a small amount.
Maddie T.
Blacksburg, VA
15 reviews
Really love this scrub, not too harsh or so fine that it doesn't do anything, it hits that sweet spot right in the middle. The scent isn't overpowering, either. Love Origins products in general!
Aprilen D.
Harrison, NJ
30 reviews
This is similar to St. Ives kind of cleanser. There are pieces that are hard in the scrub, in order to clean off dead skin cells. I'd suggest to use the product in a shower, and not over a sink.
Aysia N.
San Tan Vly, AZ
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is gentle enough to use a few times a week. I have very dry skin and this makes my skin feel awesome! I use it before I wet my face and then after a good scrub I add water. Works wonders :)
Nicole W.
Blaine, WA
65 reviews
I got a small size of the Modern Friction in a holiday set from Origins; I found the face scrub was just ok. I felt it was a bit too coarse for my sensitive skin. However, it did get rid of the dryness on my face. I don't think I would buy the full size of this product.
Rebecca H.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Loved this product for my sensitive skin. It has a really gritty, sand feeling to it that isn’t too rough and it exfoliates well. Love the smell and I’m happy that a little product goes a long way. This product has lasted me a long time and I’ll continue to purchase it! 
Bianca R.
Riverside, CA
3 reviews
I've used this cleanser for almost a year now, and it has been nothing less than amazing! Highly highly recommend it for those of you looking for an affordable product that can exfoliate your skin but also doesn't over dry it like other products that can ruin your face. It's gentle and also friendly for the earth!☺
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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