Monday, August 23, 2010

Origins Modern Friction

This is a nice gentle exfoliator.  I bought this a while back along with the White Tea cleanser which I will review separately. 

It is a white cream with soft exfoliating particles, that break down as you work it in.  I was afraid that it didn't have the scrubbing power but I was wrong. Origins Modern Friction has starch particles that do the sloughing and your skin will thank you for it.  The first time I used this product I cleansed before and my face felt a little strange.  Not tingling, not burning, I'm not sure I know how to describe it.  The feeling went away in a few minutes and my face never reddened.  I attributed it to be being pregnant and wonky hormones.  Which is the reason I went with Origins, to eliminate harsh chemicals during my pregnancy  Just in the last month or so I took it out again and have had no problems and really like using it.

Product details from the Origins website:

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."

I actually do not smell the lemon or the peppermint at all.  So if those scents are bothersome to you, don't fret!  So at $37.50 for 4.2 fl.oz, it can be a bit pricey but I always wait for free shipping codes and coupon codes that I receive via email.  And of course I wait until they are offering free samples/products with purchase as well!  I do not have an Origins store around me unfortunately.  Well it is probably fortunate because it is saving me a boat load of money!