Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion


4.4 out of 5 stars
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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
Maren T.
Saint Paul , MN
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great stuff when you need a physical exfoliant. Isn’t overly harsh. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, and smooth as a baby’s bottom. I’d keep use to once a week or you will see some irritation.
Fallon W.
Scarborough, ME
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this stuff. It’s an amazing exfoliating facial Scrub but isn’t so intense that it dries out your skin. Definitely left my skin feeling soft. Doesn’t have any terrible odor and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
Jacqueline J.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This exfoliate makes me excited and I look forward to my expectating days. I’m definitely a repeated user of this product and I will use this forever. It’s very gentle and no matter how hard I scrub my skin is never irritated afterwards.
Wendy S.
10 reviews
This is my all time favorite facial cleanser. It has just the right amount of grittiness to it and it makes my face feel so clean, soft and smooth. I would definitely recommend this cleanser!
Jordan H.
3 reviews
I love all of Origin's products. This one I use once every couple of weeks and each time I find that my skin comes out so much smoother an brighter! I then follow with the moisturizing toner.
Katie D.
Greene, RI
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Great exfoliator! When used with water, it is gentle and won’t cause any surface irritation. I did find it to be too irritating to use dry as the packaging recommends. Overall, great results!
Alyssa G.
Amherst, MA
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
THis product is a great exfoliator and feels very hydrating. I use this product in addition to medicated face wash and it seems to greatly increase the face washes effect through effective exfoliation and cleansing.
Niki P.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don’t love the smell of this one but it might just be me. It’s really gentle on the skin though and I really like how it takes away all the gross buildup/oils on my face from the day
Nhat H.
Sugar Land, TX
224 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I purchased this today and have only used it once, but I loved the results so much I had to hop on and post a review. I have pretty dry skin, so it's always difficult for me to find a scrub because most then to be drying/irritating to my skin... NOT THIS ONE! This left my skin soooo smooooth without any drying/tightness at all. It has a creamy texture and a natural lemon oil smell. I'm excited to see what this does for my skin and will update my review if I see any significant changes in my skin :) 
Also, I noticed that some reviewers have said that this is too gentle of a scrub. I would like to agree that yes, it is very gentle. I felt granules while using it dry, but once you add water, it turns into a thick creamy oatmeal consistency. I guess this is why it is so loved and readily tolerated by people with sensitive skin (like myself). However, if your skin can stand a lot of dermabrasion and you are looking for an INTENSE scrub like the St. Ive's apricot/sugar scrubs or the like, this may not be for you.
Christine D.
7 reviews
This is an amazing exfoliating scrub. Use it on wet skin for a mild exfoliate or start with dry skin for a deeper exfoliation. I use this product once a week to keep my skin feeling soft and looking polished.
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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