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

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Recent Examples on the Web From luxe lip gloss to a barely-there foundation and an exfoliator that'll make dark spots disappear, these were our top picks of January 2021. Aimee Simeon, refinery29.com, "All The New Beauty Products Refinery29 Editors Loved In January," 1 Feb. 2021 In that vein, two to three times a week is plenty, whether opting for a gentle physical or chemical exfoliator. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Ultimate Beauty Basics for Men: From Skin Care to No-Makeup Makeup," 11 Jan. 2021 However, despite the benefits of using an exfoliator, overuse can lead to redness, irritation, and even breakouts. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "The 18 Best Face Exfoliators for Soft, Glowing Skin," 28 Oct. 2020 With eight percent glycolic acid, the exfoliator gently sloughs away dead skin cells to leave your skin even and glowy. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pharrell's Skincare Line Humanrace Is Finally Here," 25 Nov. 2020 Keep your skin looking and feeling smooth with this exfoliator from Dr. Brandt. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "Black Friday 2020: The best Sephora Deals," 23 Nov. 2020 There's also my personal favorite exfoliator, Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, which is a super effective way to get your glow on. Donna Freydkin, Allure, "Curtain Bangs Are Trending — Here's How to Wear Them," 18 Sep. 2020 With a five-star rating at top beauty retailers like Dermstore, this best-selling, buzzy chemical exfoliator has been a favorite of skin-care aficionados for years. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "This Gentle, Cult-Favorite Exfoliating Serum Is on Sale Today," 13 Aug. 2020 It's been previously reported that Markle is also a fan of Tatcha's Rice Polish exfoliator. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Daniel Martin Is Tatcha's New Global Director of Artistry and Education," 1 July 2020

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Exfoliator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exfoliator. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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