cleans·​er | \ ˈklen-zər How to pronounce cleanser (audio) \

Definition of cleanser

: a person or thing that cleanses something especially : a preparation (such as a scouring powder or a skin cream) used for cleaning

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Examples of cleanser in a Sentence

Sprinkle some cleanser on the floor and let it sit for a while before you start scrubbing.
Recent Examples on the Web For pores that need to be vacuumed out, this cleanser is the reset our skin desperately needs. ELLE, 17 June 2022 This scented cleanser is ideal for either deep or spot-cleaning your favorite tools and lifts away even the toughest gel, wax, powder, and cream formulas with water and just a few drops of solution. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 June 2022 This cleanser is ideal for dry skin and uses hydrating ingredients. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2022 Pomegranate seed oil and lactobacillus ferment ensure this cleanser is gentle, soothing, and suitable for daily use. Rolling Stone, 20 May 2022 The pre-dessert palate cleanser was a gin frozen yogurt served with bright green pearls of tarragon tapioca. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2022 Similar to the aloe vera mask, the cleanser gently strips your skin of makeup and dirt. Lindsey Greenfeld,, 1 June 2022 For best results, follow the cleanser up with the remaining Olay Regenerist treatments. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 The foaming cleanser is packed with jojoba oil and kaolin and glacial clays to moisturize and purify the skin. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cleanser

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Cleanser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for cleanser


cleans·​er | \ ˈklen-zər How to pronounce cleanser (audio) \

Kids Definition of cleanser

: a substance (as a scouring powder) used for cleaning


cleans·​er | \ ˈklen-zər How to pronounce cleanser (audio) \

Medical Definition of cleanser

: a preparation including a cleaning agent for cleansing the skin, the teeth, or glass surfaces

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