21 December 2011

REVIEW: Origins Modern Friction - Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion.

Sand-blasting skin with coarse, chemical crystals? How painfully passé. Here's age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation.Skin-refining Rice Starch cushioned in cream, rapidly removes sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolourations. Lemon Oil kick starts the process of illumination. Vitamin C mops up skin-menacing free radicals.There's no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. Signs of lines and size of pores appear to shrink.Skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous.
                         (Origins, 2011)

As you've probably noticed from my blog, I have sampled quite a few Origins products over the past few months, all of which I have loved using and will purchase in the future. Today I have another Origins product which is very popular, and I have to say is pretty darn good; Modern Friction - Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion.

When I first received this product, I had absolutely no idea what it was or what it did, basically I knew nothing until I did some research. It wasn't until I did a bit of googling, I began to realise just how popular and good this product was, and I hoped during my trialling that I too would see the same great results. 3 months later, I am blogging for you all today to detail my experience with this modern friction product.

First impressions of the product was its packaging; neat, and clean with no fuss. It's easy to read, with no non-sense and paraben free from all harsh, heavy chemicals. I am a great believer that if a product is as good as it claims, there simply is no need for 'padding' to boost the product image! The product comes in the form of a squeezable tube with its easy dispense mechanism, in a bid to ensure there is no product wastage. However my only slight niggle is the tube itself isn't clear, which makes it difficult to actually see, gauge how much is left. Putting that to one side, using the product and seeing the results is something I am more than impressed by.

Two to three times a week, scoop onto fingertips and massage over dry, clean skin in circular motions. For sensitive skin, massage over damp skin. Add a splash of water and work into a gentle lather. Rinse well. Follow with appropriate tonic.

Upon opening and seeing the actual product, the consistency is quite thick, paste like, which is packed with rice starch. In comparison to other facial scrubs I have used, I immediately noticed that this product was completely different; in terms of its texture, smell, feel and look. The smell is quite strong; very citrus-y, but not overpowering to the point where it's too much, very fresh and clean smelling. I personally found using this product worked best for me whilst in the shower, as my skin is warm and my pores are open; easier to absorb and hydrate into the skin, and is incredibly gentle. And the result? My skin feels amazing everytime; not sore, stripped, dry, burning, just very smooth, soft and glowing. I have noticed the facial products I use also work a lot better; they work 10 x better and feel so much different (in a good way).

{I must stress, for the love of God, do not get this product in your eyes. I accidentally got this in my eyes, and I kid you not, I was temporarily 'stunted' for several minutes waiting for the stinging/burning to subside - not a cool move!}

Now I bet your wondering ''How much is this product''? Well brace yourselves as it's not cheap! For 125ml this product comes in at rrp £30.00! Yes, it's expensive, but check this ladies (and gents), considering it's recommended usage is 1/2 times a week, and I have had this product since September, it lasts an incredibly long long LONG time, and I still have a good 3/4 of the product left! You only need a good pea sized amount each time to get the product working. I will admit at first it sounds incredibly expensive for 125ml, but it is in fact very cost effective for a product that in my experience works!

Overall Thoughts

Origins prides themselves in being natural, kind and friendly to all skin types. All products are free from harsh, heavy chemicals. The Modern Friction product is definitely a product that lives up to what it sets out to achieve, leaving the skin beautifully soft and glowing. Although at first glance its price tag is certainly heavy on the purse, it really does last a long time and in my opinion is cost effective. 

Would I purchase? Yes

Origins Modern Friction - Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion can be purchased from the following:
  • Origins
  • Boots
  • House of Fraser
  • Selfridges
If you are interested in finding out more about Origins and their products, then please click here.

*Please note - My review is 110% honest, genuine and true. Although a PR Sample was sent for consideration, and I did some research before use, neither have influenced my views in any way shape or form.


  1. Great review :) Tried a sample of this a while back and instantly loved it! Now I just hope Santa comes through ;)

  2. Serenity of Beauty21 December 2011 15:29

    I love the smell of it; so fresh and clean :) Definitely a very good product :).

  3. Serenity of Beauty21 December 2011 23:12

    I've never tried anything by Origins before but I've heard a lot about them especially on YouTube, they must be good :) xx