ex·​fo·​li·​a·​tor | \ (ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ˌā-tər \

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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 Similar to sugar and sea salt, rosehip seed oil can work as a natural exfoliator when combined with baking soda. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "7 Amazing Benefits of Adding Rosehip Oil to Your Skincare Routine," 19 July 2018 For a great double-duty exfoliator, opt for Peter Thomas Roth's Acne Face & Body Scrub. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "Your Clear Skin Countdown: 30 Pro Tips for Getting Rid of Acne Fast," 17 Oct. 2017

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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 \

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