cleanser

noun
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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Synonyms for cleanser

Synonyms

cleaner, detergent, soap

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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.

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Like magic, simply adding water transforms this formula into a dirt-clearing cleanser that makes your skin baby-soft, and it can even be used to remove waterproof mascara. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Capricorn Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 Still, the cleanser has some good ingredients, like sodium hyaluronate, ginseng extract to help skin feel tighter, and glycerin. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019 Sprinkle on a little baking soda or a non-abrasive cleanser in a pinch and rub with a damp cloth to remove stuck-on stuff and wipe clean. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean A Glass Cooktop so it Looks Brand New Again," 30 Apr. 2019 All of which sounds ideal in a tooth cleanser, but not everyone is sold on the idea. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe to Use?," 9 Aug. 2017 Kim Kardashian West is a fan of the $10 cleanser, and some of the top plastic surgeons in the industry trust it to treat their skin right. Marci Robin, Allure, "Reese Witherspoon’s Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products Include a $5 Eyelash Curler and $10 Cleanser," 5 Apr. 2019 Let the cleanser dissolve for a few seconds, then gently whisk it away. Baze Mpinja, Marie Claire, "Have Sensitive Skin? Do These 4 Things Before Bed," 8 Mar. 2019 The first step is a freebie: Start the day by cleaning your face with a cleanser that works for your skin type. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Exactly How You Should Order Your Daily Skincare and Makeup Routine," 29 Aug. 2018 The brand has since expanded to making custom cleanser and a lightweight moisturizer too. Jillian Ruffo, Glamour, "I Designed My Own Night Cream, and It Totally Changed My Skin," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of cleanser

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cleanser was before the 12th century

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cleanser

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cleanser

: a substance (such as a powder or cream) that is used for cleaning something

cleanser

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

Kids Definition of cleanser

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

cleanser

noun
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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