Rated 3 out of 5Â by SweetP27 Fairly Effective but Lacking in Functionality
I love Origins and use them exclusively for my skin care and cosmetics. I use the Modern Friction for my face but wanted to try this for my body, to soften and exfoliate some rough patches. The application process (as instructed on the label) is very tedious and makes a very disturbing mess. (Applying product to dry skin) The tube functions like any other but the scrub itself is so thick, that squeezing enough out to slather on bottle is not easily done. Additionally, you have to use so much of it in one use, that the container is empty after only a few uses. (I am a fairly petite person, barely 5'3" so should not need so much for one application) The scrub is like wet breadcrumbs, breaking apart and crumbling as you try to apply it, leaving remnants all over the place. THIS IS WHAT HAS REDUCED MY RATING. Now, after the product is applied and I step into the shower to add water, massaging the product on my skin is wonderful. It has a great sloughing property and is much easier to rub into the skin once wet. The final result on my skin is fantastic. My skin feels smooth, soft and supple. I am very satisfied with its effectiveness but am reluctant to use because of all the hassle of applying and having to repurchase so frequently. If Origins can figure out how to make application easier and less messy, I would gladly repurchase over and over again. Until then, I'm hesitant to repurchase but recommend the product at your own risk of aggravation and clean-up.
November 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Majicbird Wanted to love this...
I love Modern Friction for the face, so I purchased this as well. To apply as the label suggests, to dry skin, is messy and a lot of work! I like to use it over my entire body, and because this product doesn't spread very well, I might only get two uses out of the bottle! It dries up very quickly while applying, and feels like you are rubbing dry sand around on yourself It becomes soft and creamy with the addition of water though. My skin felt nice afterwards, but not as nice as my face feels after this product for your face!
If you use it only for knees and elbows, it's good. Otherwise, for the price, I would like to see double the amount of product!
May 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MargaretQ only way I can shave
I have extremely sensitive skin and have never been able to shave regularly (a really embarrassing thing for me). An Origins salesperson recommended this product plus a shea-mushroom shaving cream-foam. And, for the first time in my life, I could shave! Origins discontinued the shaving cream (I still mourn), but this product still helps. I can't shave as often - but I can do so once a week if I use this before I start my shower and shave at the end of the shower. Do follow the directions (its not intuitive), but this works and leaves your skin very smooth. You do not need much product (a tube lasts me a year). And, it does leave a slight residue on the bath./shower - but it really works - and it is the only way I can shave. I have tried everything else (including surgery) - this is it. Nothing like it. Exfoliate and then shave with a cream.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Curly04 Smooth skin
This product is great and the key is that you have to follow the instruction to get the best result. Having said that, I have quite sensitive skin, so I apply it on damp skin rather than dry, and it works perfectly. Just smooth skin, no dryness and itchiness afterward like some regular scrub.
I do not find it messy to use. I just apply it inside the bath and wait for the minute to pass inside the bath.
August 7, 2010