exfoliant

noun ex·fo·liant \ (ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ənt , -ˈfōl-yənt \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

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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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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