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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If people want to escape from the tornadoes of color and clings and clangs in the restaurants and casino below, then beige is an appropriate corneal palate cleanser. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, "Fifty shades of beige: Welcome to the Encore Boston Harbor hotel," 28 June 2019 Aesop Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit with face cleanser, hydrating cream, shaving serum, spray-on moisturizer and lip balm to freshen up tired skin after a round of meetings; $150, exclusively at mrporter.com. Carol Mccolgin, The Hollywood Reporter, "Father's Day Gift Guide: Top Choices for Execs, Stars, Agents, Writers and Directors," 7 June 2019 The ingredient sounds harsh, but La Roche-Posay’s gel cleanser is anything but. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The Best Anti-Aging Products to Benjamin Button Your Face," 17 Mar. 2018 This cleanser can work nicely for those with drier skin, but some users have complained of eye irritation. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Fido goes to work?," 18 June 2019 Unfortunately, after using the honey cleanser for a full week, there was minimal reduction in my redness. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "I Washed My Face With Manuka Honey for a Week—Here’s What Happened," 6 June 2019 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

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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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