Friday, July 22, 2011

AMW Reviews: Origins Modern Friction for the Body

Nature's gentle dermabrasion...
Once I read it, I told my brother I'll give it a go even if it scares me to try product with "exfoliation" as part of its function.

Early this year, I got the Origins Modern Friction for the Body as gift from my dearest brother.  It took me a while to finally muster enough courage to give this product a try.

It was actually a first for me to get off shower and not use my Neutrogena Body Oil which I find myself using if I came in contact with body products that dries me out.  

After using this multiple times, I am ready to reveal the beauty of this product!

Origins Modern Friction for the Body says ---
Nature’s protocol for age-smoothing exfoliation.

Corn Cob Extract plus body-brightening Scutellaria rapidly help reduce visible evidence of sun exposure, ashiness, crepey skin and uneven patches. Roughness-removing Rice Starch helps resurface to restore radiance. Purple Rice from China helps diffuse environmental damage-doers before they can create discolorations.  Shea Butter smoothes away sandpapery skin. And Amazonian Cupuacu Butter works to restore suppleness. Glowing results are apparent after just one treatment. Bodies reveal decreased appearance of crepiness and freckling. Skin feels so sleek and satiny the years seem to slip away. One more perk: the aromas of Bergamot and Lemon.

Size: 6.7oz

AMW says ---
  • Simple squeeze type packaging, you get the most out of the container!
  • The texture feels like paste so it sticks to your body and does not drip.  Not too messy!
  • Does not hurt the skin.
  • No irritating scent, it smells really nice.
  • No redness nor itchiness.
  • I've noticed my arms and shoulders look glowing especially when I wore sleeveless tops.
  • Non-drying for dry skin, does not oil up for oily skin!
  • Skin does not only feels soft but it looks super healthy right after first use!
  • I don't mind the price because I've been using this for several months now, once every 2 weeks!  Now I'm doing once a month :)  Saving this product up!
  • I don't even think this is available locally :(
Everyone needs exfoliation to remove dead skin cells to reveal brighter, healthier-looking skin.  I find this product is the answer to every skin-types' prayers!  It's never oily and it never dried out my skin!  The rough patches on my elbows and knees actually reduced overtime!

from Origins

  • Apply this creamy, body-rejuvenating buffing paste liberally on dry skin.  Focus on age-prone zones: arms, chest, hands, thighs, shoulders and shins.
  •  Wait a minute then massage gently in circular motions. 
  • Hit the shower, massage in and rinse. 
from AMW
  • I do use this ON DRY SKIN, it works perfectly this way rather than wet.  (I've done both for testing.)
  • If you felt the product (applied dry) is too dry for your liking, add a little bit of warm water to help spread the product easily.
  • Concentrate massaging on your body scars, dark areas like your elbows and knees. 
  • If your skin gets too dry after using this product, do not forget to moisturize with your favorite body moisturizer.
  • Start by using once a week then if your skin condition gets better, you can minimize it to once every 2 weeks to once a month!
  • Do not use this on your face as there is a separate product intended for the face.  The beads here are bigger than the ones for the face.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who does skin exfoliation at least once a week or once every 2 weeks.

Where to purchase and how much?
My brother bought this in Hong Kong.  I checked Strawberrynet Website, this costs $35.00 (approx Php1,540.00)

Here, you will see the weirdest photo you'll ever see on my blog (actually, there's a lot! lol)  Here's a random photo taken recently with a regular camera (non-SLR), my knee part part actually is shinier (in person) and the color turns out the same as the rest of my legs!  I haven't been using any whitening lotion.   I've noticed this ever since I started to use this product!:)

(Photo taken while seated)

Do you exfoliate your body?
What products are you using and does it work for you?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Thanks for the review! This reminds me, I've been meaning to try my oil and salt based body scrub dry. Wow, shiny knees!

  2. I love this scrub! It exfoliates well without hurting the skin. :)

  3. Thanks for the review. Sounds like a great scrub, gentle but effective.

  4. if this was for face i probably won't think trying it but for body, hmn... maybe! :D

    they also have here, i will ask how much although am pretty confident it's cheaper there than here. :(

    btw... WOW LEGS! LOL

  5. hi nikki,,,like to try this,hope meron dito sa SG,,btw, what whitening lotion do you use? :-)


  6. @Denise LOL! hahahah well its shinier in person :) So go na sa Oil and Salt Based Body Scrub!

  7. @Pammy Di ba? So where did you buy yours?

  8. @gio Indeed, 2 words that best describe the product!

  9. @Anonymous Hi sis, I do not use whitening lotion for a long long time na! Not sure if you consider Vaseline Healthy White with SPF 24 a whitening lotion but I use that as my sunblock and it also has a tiny bit of whitening property :)

  10. i got a sample of this from pammycakes. :3 and you're right origins already pulled out of rustan's.

  11. i love modern friction!!!! i used both for face and body, best thing ever. and your skin feeels very soft after! I have dry skin and yes i use it wet too cuz it can be irritating if u used it dry. nice review!

  12. wow, ang kinis! inggit naman ako! :)

  13. hay the origins product we're looking for is the ginger perfume. :( have any idea where this can be found?

  14. @sugar sugar Feel sad about the pull out, I have a feeling there's a lot of good and worth-checking products from the said brand!

  15. @Jbreezybaby I'm wanting the face version because of this!

  16. @Kumiko Mae Other neighboring countries? Try airport duty free din once you travel :)


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