ex·​fo·​li·​a·​tor (ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ˌā-tər How to pronounce exfoliator (audio)

Examples of exfoliator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your skin isn’t sensitive, add a powder exfoliator (like Tatcha the Rice Polish) to the cleanser to buff away dead cells. Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 There are also two types of exfoliators—physical and chemical. Lacey Muinos, Health, 18 July 2023 Cleanser and scrub deals Seeking an exfoliator that’ll leave your skin feeling soft and smooth? Sarah Madaus, SELF, 4 July 2023 The award-winning polish has a gentle exfoliant texture– formulated with a physical and enzymatic exfoliator– which can be applied then left on as a mask for up to 10 minutes. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 16 Oct. 2023 Prep with Butter London’s cuticle exfoliator and Essie’s clear coats to ensure your polish lasts without chipping. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 5 Oct. 2023 For the second exfoliator, Mitchell used the Cleanse & Foam cleanser. Essence, 23 Sep. 2023 The Body Exfoliator offers a sophisticated blend of physical buffers (bamboo charcoal) and chemical exfoliators (glycolic and lactic acids) to polish away roughness and dullness. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 Make sure your skin is damp, then apply the exfoliator, and gently rub in a circular motion for up to 30 seconds before thoroughly rinsing it off, says Dr. Zubritsky. Alexis Benveniste, Allure, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exfoliator was in 1980

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“Exfoliator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exfoliator. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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ex·​fo·​li·​a·​tor (ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ˌāt-ər How to pronounce exfoliator (audio)
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