Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
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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
Lauren D.
Coachella, CA
7 reviews
I love this exfoliator, I originally got it as a sample and ended up purchasing the full size because I loved how soft it made my skin. The only problem with it is that if any gets in your eyes or nose it stings really bad, but if you're really careful it's worth it.
Katie L.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
For me this was more than gentle dermabrasion. I enjoyed using the product and it did not upset my sensitive skin, but just be aware that it is a pretty strong exfoliant, in my opinion at least.
Fabiola R.
San Pablo, CA
13 reviews
This really exfoliates my skin and I love the feel of it after I use it. But I do find that if I rub too much that it may be too harsh of a exfoliant, but I do really like it if I'm careful.
Ruby R.
Proctorville, OH
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
So far this is the best exfoliator that I have found. Most exfoliators are too rough for my skin and cause more problems than they solve. This one is gentle and uses a combination of rice and fruit acids to combat rough, dry patches and unwanted texture on the face.
Michelle S.
Springville, UT
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It's definitely exfoliating, but it is pretty harsh to me. For something that is advertised as being gentle I think they dropped the ball on this. I finished using it but I wouldn't buy it again.
Frances S.
Staten Island, NY
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Origins has fantastic products. It's so important to exfoliate twice a week for every skin type. This face wash is perfect for my skin and doesn't leave it feeling too dry like some other brands.
Influenster M.
126 reviews
One of the few facial exfoliators that doesn't make my skin more dry. I usually make sure to moisturize well after using it though.

Generally try to use it only 2 or 3 times a week after a particularly sweaty gym session!
jessica h.
Summit, NJ
40 reviews
Very nice feeling and scent but I didn't notice a dramatic difference so I'm not sure that is is this amazing holy grail product for me. I am going to stick to drugstore prices for my face
Victoria D.
Nutley , NJ
88 reviews
I use this with my Olay spin brush about 3 times a week and have found it to make a huge impact on my skin. This is exfoliating yet not to abrasive and doesn’t dry you out. Great value and will buy again.
Alisha E.
Shelby Twp, MI
8 reviews
This exfoliator is fantastic! It allows my skin to remain smooth and not dry. I use it every other day in my skin routine. One of my favs and must haves from Origins!
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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