Monday, October 3, 2011

Origins Modern Friction - Product Rave

Have you ever had a product that doesn't have bells and whistles, that just does what its supposed to without fanfare or show?  My version of this is Origins Modern Friction, I have been using this for about 6 years now and is one of the rare products that I have to replace once used up.  It has been quietly doing its job without fuss but is effective enough for me to always need it around. I love Origins' ethos "Powered by Nature. Proven by Science".  They don't use parabens or many other "bad" ingredients that I haven't a clue what they do.
Here is what Origins have to say:

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, 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.

Origins tested Modern Friction™ on a panel of 54 women. After just one try, of those who had undergone clinical micro-dermabrasion, 94% said they would now consider using Modern Friction™ instead.

To me it appears a little like sticky porridge, to use you simply apply to clean dry skin (damp skin if you have sensitive skin) and you rub around your face.  It does the job of a scrub but without you rubbing the skin off yourself (what can I say, I am an enthusiastic scrubber).  The porridge like particles are a little bit sticky and as you apply/scrub the particles remove/suck off dead skin balling up into bigger pieces.  This is so simple to use I keep in my shower and I can't be without it.

The first few times I used this I used it on wet skin and it stung the eyes out of my head (that would be the lemon getting into my eyes) so be sure that you use it on clean dry skin for best effects.

I bought my newest Modern Friction from the CCO where it cost £21.95, it costs £30.00 in the UK and in Ireland it costs €43.50.  Almost fifty euro for this product is mental.  I mean I love it and I always have it around but as I have bought this every time I have been in America so I wasn't aware of the Euro price.  Modern Friction costs $37.50 which means it should cost about €28.00. Origins you are having a laugh at us in the Euro zone.
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