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

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Each day kicks off a new discount both in stores and online, ranging from 40 percent off foundation to $5 off a best-selling exfoliator. Glamour, "The Best Discounts From Target's 14 Days of Deals Beauty Sale," 12 Mar. 2019 Chemical Peels Doctors have long relied on the skin-smoothing powers of acids, which act as exfoliators when applied topically. Courtney Dunlop, Marie Claire, "DIY Derm: Which Beauty and Skincare Treatments Are Okay to Do at Home?," 30 Aug. 2018 The efficacy of products like scalp exfoliators and ph-balancing shampoos? Evelyn Crowley, Vogue, "The 6 Biggest Skincare Breakthroughs of 2018," 19 Dec. 2018 Tatcha—the pricey-but-worth-it brand behind Meghan's go-to exfoliator—just announced that from now through Thursday, November 15, the brand is offering 20 percent off everything on its website as part of its Family & Friends sale. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Tatcha Is Having a Ridiculously Good Sale Right Now," 9 Nov. 2018 Get yourself a daily exfoliator in order to prevent this. Kelsey Castañon, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Acne — and How to Get Rid of It," 4 Dec. 2018 Despite its massive fan base, Baby Foot isn't the only exfoliator that can bring rough, calloused feet back to life. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "The 7 Best Foot Peels and Scrubs to Exfoliate Rough, Calloused Feet," 10 Sep. 2018 Solution: Add an exfoliator with alpha hydroxy acids and a moisturizing cream. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "How Your Skin Changes in Your 30s—and What You Can Do About It," 20 July 2018 This chemical exfoliator cum pH-balancing toner is behind many of the most glowing, poreless faces in the business. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The 10 Beauty Products Every Model Has in Her Medicine Cabinet," 22 Aug. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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

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an act or instance of returning to life

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