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Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion

What it is: A gentle exfoliator for perfectly polished, smooth, and luminous skin. What it is formulated to do: Modern Friction offers age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation. Skin-refining rice starch, cushioned in cream rapidly removes dead cells, uneven patches, and signs of skin damage and discoloration. Fine lines and pores appear instantly diminished. Lemon oil starts the process of illumination, all while aloe soothes and prevents irritation, redness, or flaking. The exfoliator is scented with the perk-up aromas of bergamot and peppermint. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: Best for all skin types. Research results: In a test on a volunteer panel of 54 women after 1 use: -94% of those who had undergone clinical micro-dermabrasion said they would now consider using Modern Friction instead.
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acne/dry skin
is this good for someone who is 17 with acne prone and dry skin?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
beauty17
(milwaukee, wi)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
10 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I would recommend wetting your face first, apply for 1 minute then rinse.
answered 2 years ago
Paszion
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
I'm an esthetician. I would say YES. So many acne products are super-drying, this one is not. In addition, it leaves out many synthetic and/or harsh ingredients found elsewhere. I think this is a great choice!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
willbarrsmom
(Nikki in CT)
answer 3
Probably! It will certainly balance out your skin which might reduce the dryness and acne problem.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
michelle713
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I don't have acne prone skin, however, I don't think this product would exacerbate acne. This product does a good job at cleaning out your pores which should help eliminate acne. Also, I have very sensitive skin that is easily vulnerable to getting dried out. I haven't experienced my skin getting dry from this product either.
answered 3 years ago
adventure4life
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
It is suppose to be very good for people with acne prone skin. I have acne prone skin but i am oily/combination, and this product is really working for me. It didn't dry me out but skin felt kinda tight afterwards. If you have dry skin i suggest you use a drugstore moisturizer. If you don't want to spend as much the Origins store has it in a smaller size for about $18. BTW, i'm a teen too.
answered 3 years ago
teenbynature
(Houston, Texas)
answer 6
I bought this product for my sister and she has been using it for about 2 weeks. She has acne pron skin and dry patches. It been working for her pretty well. She uses it once a day at night and follows up with a light serum to help with the dry patches. (much better to use a serum so that you don't clog your pores with an oily cream). Try the coal mask to that one is really really nice.
answered 3 years ago
gabby88
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
I think so. I have acne prone, oily and sensitive skin and I use it regularly. Since you have dry skin, I would probably only use it 1-2x a week, but I think you will notice it will improve your skin in the long run. I usually apply it dry, work it in and then wet my hands and work it in. Since you have dry, acne prone skin I would probably start out applying it wet. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
grammarous
(Greenville, SC)
answer 8
Yes! I would definitely try this. This or Dermalogica Clay cleanser. I think this will do the trick though. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
richelled
(huntington beach, ca)
answer 9
I suffer from minor breakouts and use this product without a problem. It really helps to smooth out my skin. However, exfoliating in general can exacerbate acne and cause it to spread...I think it may depend on the severity of your condition. You can always ask for a sample and test it out!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
xolulu
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 10
I can't answer about the acne, but I am 45 and have VERY dry skin with alot of sun damage. This is not drying at all, but I always use a lot of moisturizer regardless of what I do to my skin.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
beckybaltimore
(Phoenix, MD)
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acne scars
Does this product help minimize the appearance of acne scars after using it for awhile?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
ombre
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
6 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately, not for me. But I only this once a week. I have not found anything for my acne scars.
answered 11 months ago
wickedartist
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
I'd say that it definitely does help with acne scars! When I got this product I just loved how well the rice starch exfoliated my skin! I also noticed that my acne scars were fading away! I liked it so much that I use it more than recommended! Oops! I hope I don't get in trouble! It might take more or less time depending on the severity of the scarring. This scrub also contains lemon extract, which means that it exfoliates twice as well as other scrubs! Oh, and it doesn't dry out your skin either!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
danielp9595
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
using it by itself probably wont help the appearance of acne scars. i suggest you pair it with the mega bright serum and the brighter by nature spf. I have been using this routine for 3 weeks and i have notice a significant difference in my face. I have had trouble with acne scars since i was a preteen and this is honestly the first time my face has looked so clear. Highly reccomend it. if you are skeptical though ask an instore sephora consultant for help about how to treat your acne scars. That's what i did. I started with a sample of this product and i liked it so i bought it. hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kayb6891
(Boston,MA)
answer 4
I've only used it once but I would sort of doubt it. Although it will retexture and smooth out your skin which might create the illusion of a clearer, more even complexion. it's worth a try!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
michelle713
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
I also have acne scars, and I would say the prodcut helps even out the entire face because little by little it removes dead skin cells, but I wouldn't say it targets especifically acne scars.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
carotips
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
I do not have acne scars, so I cannot say how it would affect them.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
fernita
(Grand Haven MI)
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Would it helps with blackheads?
How is this product for blackheads? I mean stubborn blackheads. Ones where peels and strips barely make a dent and toners only just keep things from getting worse (but don't solve anything)? I have combination oily skin with occasional pimples, but in case you hadn't guessed, my problem is some really stubborn blackheads on my nose, cheeks, and chin. What do you guys think, would this work for me?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
alleemichele
(Pasadena, CA)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
3 answers
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answer 1
I would try this in combination with a mask. I use a charcoal mask to clean my pores after using this product. I found that it reduced the amount of blackheads on my nose and reduced my white heads on my cheeks as well.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jpd218
(Chicago)
answer 2
I have GIGANTIC pores and blackheads are a huge problem. If you have very oily skin like me, then use this product once a week to reduce your blackheads and pores. If not, I recommend every other week. Either way, this product is great at eliminating that excess problem stuff and clearing up those blackheads!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
LadyPrima
(Boulder. CO)
answer 3
Revised: will not repurchase. Unlike my other products, this always seems to get in my eyes and burn!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
BClassy
(Los Angeles, CA)
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it dries my forehead totally
I have used this scrub for 2 weeks now like every other day and I feel that my forehead is totally dried out. Not the rest of my face, though. Is this a normal process?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
lisgel
(New York, NY)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
3 answers
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answer 1
Seems like you may be using it too often. I have sensitive skin, so I only use it twice a week (usually Monday and Thursday) and it's been great.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
simplyevelyn
(Irvine, CA)
answer 2
I personally wouldn't exfoilate more than two times a week-three times max. Every other day is really harsh on the skin and doesn't allow the skin time to heal. That is probably why you are experiencing some dryness.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
gamegirl720
(Bellingham, WA)
answer 3
You're over exfoliating. Origins suggests using this product twice a week...Modern Friction = MF=Monday and Friday. Trying using it once to twice a week and you should see the dryness go away.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
alohajen
(Honolulu, HI)
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How much should I use with each application?
The product is pretty thick, so I used a dime sized amount last time, but it feels like it's not enough. How much do you recommend?
asked 1 year ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
3 answers
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answer 1
I use very little on my dry skin when I first get into the shower. Then add a touch of water and lightly massage and rinse.
answered 11 months ago
wickedartist
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
It really varies, so I'd recommend using about half of a dime sized amount.
answered 1 year ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
The key is to use this on dry (non-wet) clean skin. I apply about a quarter-size amount and gently scrub, then rinse.
answered 1 year ago
camha
(Denver, CO)
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How does this compare to Exfolikate?
I'm trying to deal with my flaky winter skin, and I wonder if this or Exfolikate would be better?
asked 2 years ago
discolights
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
3 answers
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answer 1
I prefer Exfolikate. Exfolikate has finer granules and also contains chemical exfoliants. I get softer skin and less irritation with Exfolikate than with Modern Friction.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
prettykatie
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
i think it wont help much for winter dry. i would say this is more for skin maintenance..
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
MsCheechi
(las vegas, NV)
answer 3
It absolutely does exfoliate. With a natural rice ingredient it exfoliates in a gentle way and the creamy lather when you add water to rinse takes all the dead skin away and leaves your face silky, smooth and bright.
answered 2 years ago
thatcatgirl
(Lyndhurst, NJ)
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How to use?
Do I use this after I have cleansed my face with a cleanser? Or does that follow the dermabrasion? Also is it suitable to use a mask on days of, before, or after I use this?
asked 10 months ago
shawolcassieelf
(Montreal, QC)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
3 answers
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answer 1
I use the Origin's cleansing oil before hand when I know I am using this scrub. Not as a mask though.
answered 8 months ago
Marro
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I typically use it in lieu of cleanser, just so I'm not overdoing it with products. After massaging it into my skin, I would get a little water in my hands and continue massaging the product into my skin. (That step is a little messy, so be aware of that.) It yields a really nice lather and does a great job of cleaning my face.
answered 9 months ago
satads
answer 3
I would use this instead of a cleanser because when you begin to rinse it off, you'll find there's a lot of cleanser there with the grains. Only use a little--it's a rich exfoliator! I alternate between this and other nightly treatments. One night I use this, the next a firming mask, then next a charcoal mask, etc.
answered 10 months ago
mollyjt
(Durham, NC)
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Is this okay for sensitive skin?
I have sensitive, acne prone skin, and was wondering if this was gentle enough for sensitive skin, and if so would using it twice a week be too much
asked 6 months ago
poseidongirl7
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
2 answers
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answer 1
My skin is pretty sensitive too, but I have found that as long as you use some water during application, you should be okay. Without it, the scrub can be a little harsh and irritate the skin. I would start with once a week - that should be enough.
answered 5 months ago
wannacupkate
(State College, PA)
answer 2
Yes! The product can be used with sensitive skin. We recommend starting out with once and week and gradually building to twice a week to see how your skin reacts.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
kevinbt
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Red Bumps on forehead
I have combination dry skin and have been using this to exfoliate some dead skin. But after I dry my face, I see some red bumps form already on my forehead and a few spots here and there on my nose and chin...has anyone encountered this before or is it just me?
asked 6 months ago
kimmiokho
(Toronto, Canada)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
2 answers
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answer 1
Usually those red bumps mean that your skin is having a mild allergic reaction.
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Bs214
answer 2
This product may be a little too harsh for your skin. I thought the granules in it were rather large and rough for a facial product (which can create small cuts in the skin). Try something like Laura Mercier's Flawless Face Polish or Kate Somerville's Exfolikate instead. I thought both were gentler than this.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
prettykatie
(Washington, DC)
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Can this be used daily with water?
Along with using 2-3 times weekly without water, can it also be used on the other days with water?
asked 7 months ago
gRock99
(Ceres, CA)
on Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion
2 answers
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answer 1
This product is pretty gentle so you might be able to get away with using it everyday with water, however I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for a couple of reasons. One, you don't want to over exfoliate your skin. If you exfoliate too often your skin often tries to fight back by either becoming excessively oily or excessively dry, and I'm sure you'd rather avoid both of those situations. Also, this stuff is like 50 bucks! I think you would be much better off getting a regular facial cleanser for everyday and then only using this as instructed on dry skin a couple of times a week and that way you will get your money's worth for both products. Also as an exfoliator you want to be using this on clean skin anyways, because it is not designed to breakdown makeup, etc. the way a cleanser is. Hope this answer is helpful!
answered 4 days ago
pinach
(Oakville, On)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend using this everyday, since it can start to dry your skin. However, if you dilute it with water, you could use it more often than a couple times a week.
answered 4 months ago
Sakuraflwr
(Los Angeles, CA)
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