drying oil


Definition of drying oil 

: an oil (such as linseed oil) that changes readily to a hard tough elastic substance when exposed in a thin film to air

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Look out for quick-drying oils like grapeseed, apricot kernel, argan, and marula, which are ideal for most skin types. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 So instead of reaching for facial creams made with nut butters or heavy oils, opt for water gel moisturizers or dry oils like camellia or rosehip. NBC News, "7 changes to make to your skin and hair care routine this spring," 20 Apr. 2018 Stock up on heavenly orange blossom dry oil mist ($52) and bath oil ($48). Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, "Ring In the Year of the Dog With a Lot of Cute Canine Merch," 14 Feb. 2018 The Magic Shimmer Oil is a dry oil that blurs imperfections but also leaves behind a subtle glow. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "Frank Body's Super Popular Shimmer Scrub Is Back in Stock," 26 Oct. 2017 Acne-prone clients should look to drier oils, such as jojoba, hazelnut, and sesame, while those with dehydrated skin should opt for coconut, almond, or shea butter. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "A Beginner’s Guide to Face Oil," 6 Oct. 2017 In addition to the dry oil format, there’s also a lotion, candle, perfume, and body gel. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "This Body Oil Smells Like the Beach, But Better," 31 Aug. 2017

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circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

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