Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%


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
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
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!
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!
Brandy C.
Concord, NC
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This scrubs rocks! A perfect at home solution to blackheads, dry skin patches, and general all around brightness! It's creamy with just the right size granules to sluff off dead dull skin!!
IPrincess W.
689 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I received this in a set and I really like it because it is the first time I have tried the Origins line. It's moisturizing and my face is soft after I use it. I will buy when I'm finished.
Chantell B.
Plymouth, MN
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Best exfoliating cleanser I have tried! And I have tried a lot! It's gentle, but still gets the job done. I have really sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. LOVE THIS!
Amber H.
22 reviews
I really like the smell of this, mmm lemongrass. That's the only reason it's getting a 3. For the price you pay for this you could get 3-4 St. Ives Apricot scrubs which work wayyy better.
Brittany D.
Eugene, OR
32 reviews
Do not get this in your eyes! It stings so badly! I don't recommend for using the mia. I liked the smell but overall I recommend the scrubs from Clinique over this any day. This doesn't have enough scrub for me in it.
Smells like strong lemon. Works well at removing any left over makeup after I take it off. Makes my skin feel refreshed and like it worked. I recommend definitely moisturizing after because it is strong and potent.
Niki c.
binghamton, NY
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Great for getting rid of dry flakey skin and deep dirty pores! Def a great product as long as you don't use it everyday or use it to rough . I did this once and it caused some breakouts !
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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