exfoliant

noun ex·fo·liant \ (ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ənt , -ˈfōl-yənt \

Definition of exfoliant

:a mechanical or chemical agent (such as an abrasive skin wash or salicylic acid) that is applied to the skin to remove dead cells from the surface

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First Known Use of exfoliant

1983


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exfoliant

noun ex·fo·liant \ (ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ənt , -ˈfōl-yənt \

medical Definition of exfoliant

:a mechanical or chemical agent (as an abrasive skin wash or salicylic acid) that is applied to the skin to remove dead cells from the surface called also exfoliator

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