I love giving my skin a pick me up and it's important to have a smooth base for my make up. I went on the search for a new exfoliator/scrub and after reading a few recommendations I bought Modern Friction last Summer and I've been hooked ever since.
My skin has been very sensitive lately and I'm still suffering from dry patches around my mouth caused by an allergic reaction to a face cream I used back in March! I've been using Modern Friction 3 times a week to keep the flaky skin under control and I'm pleased that it's doing the job nicely.
The consistency and texture of the scrub is like a paste - similar to a really good cake mix. You can still feel the exfoliating particles in the scrub but it doesn't tear my skin to shreds like St Ives scrub does. In comparison to Modern Friction I find this to be way too harsh for me. It literally leaves my brown face pink after I've used it! Not a good look.
It's suggested that you use Modern Friction on dry skin, but I've always preferred to dampen mine a little before application - even prior to my skin's sensitivity. I tend to use this in the shower so I have as much water to hand as possible as washing it off at the sink can take a bit of work as it doesn't rinse off easily. I then use my cleanser with a facial brush to remove the last traces of dead skin and remove my makeup.
The scent is bearable with whiffs of peppermint and bergamot, depending on how strong your sense of smell is. it can easily become a little overpowering and I'm not bowled over by the smell but as I say it's bearable.
I've noticed a distinct improvement in my skin since I started using this. It's contributed to the fading of old spot scars and leaves my skin super smooth. I break out far less than I used to and I know that when I do it's only because I've been touching my face too much with dirty fingers or I've been lazy and have slept in my make up! I actually look forward to using it in my skincare routine because I'm guaranteed results after every use.
I won't lie, it's pricey but you only need a little bit and I've had my tub since August and there's still quite a lot of product left so it's paying for itself gradually. This is the 2nd Origins product that I've purchased (the first being Never A Dull Moment scrub - I LOVE this too!!) and I will definitely make a repeat purchase. I'd probably scour Ebay to see if I could find it cheaper first but if that failed then I would buy this again full price as this has now become one of my HG products as it works so well for me.
Where can I find it? Origins, Large Boots stores (also online) and major department stores.