lotion

noun
lo·​tion | \ ˈlō-shən How to pronounce lotion (audio) \

Definition of lotion

: a liquid preparation for cosmetic or external medicinal use

Examples of lotion in a Sentence

a bottle of suntan lotion

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Search for organic facial sunscreen with pretty packaging, travel-size hand lotion from your favorite shop, and a pack of herbal incense, like Mexico’s treasured copal. Sara-mae Albert, ELLE Decor, "How to Be the Ultimate Weekend Host for Out-of-Town Guests," 15 May 2019 Skin feels bone-dry and no amount of duty-free lotions can quench the #thirst. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Good News, Frequent Flyers: Sunday Riley Is Launching a Skin-Care Kit With United Airlines," 2 Apr. 2019 And even though the lotion was applied topically in the rat study, it wasn’t applied locally to the knee. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Do Topical CBD Products Actually Do Anything for Pain?," 19 Apr. 2019 Contact dermatitis often crops up in response to products like soap, lotion, and makeup, Dr. Robinson says. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Questions That Will Help You Decode That Skin Rash," 22 Mar. 2019 Ahead, over 50 of the best skin-plumping and line-smoothing creams, serums, lotions, and treatments as chosen by our expert panel of dermatologists, makeup artists, beauty editors, and influencers. Harper's BAZAAR, "BAZAAR's 2019 Anti-Aging Awards," 4 Mar. 2019 On its website, Biotulin presents itself as an alternative to Botox: Biotulin is applied to the face as a soothing lotion. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Reportedly Swears by a $64 Natural Anti-Wrinkle Gel Called Biotulin," 2 Feb. 2019 Combined with a slathering of cuticle oil, a rich hydrating lotion can work wonders on dryness, cracking, and environmental damage. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 11 Best Hand Creams to Stock Up On This Winter," 26 Jan. 2019 The next day, apply a lotion with less potent, but still effective, levels of the ingredient (like Lancôme's, below, which also mattifies shine). Krista Bennett Demaio, Cosmopolitan, "9 Beauty Fails That Mess With Your Skin (and How to Fix Them)," 2 Jan. 2015

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First Known Use of lotion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lotion

Middle English loscion, from Latin lotion-, lotio act of washing, from lavere to wash — more at lye

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Dictionary Entries near lotion

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lotio nigra

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lotion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lotion

: a liquid that is rubbed onto your skin or hair

lotion

noun
lo·​tion | \ ˈlō-shən How to pronounce lotion (audio) \

Kids Definition of lotion

: a creamy liquid preparation used on the skin especially for healing or as a cosmetic

lotion

noun
lo·​tion | \ ˈlō-shən How to pronounce lotion (audio) \

Medical Definition of lotion

1 : a liquid usually aqueous medicinal preparation containing one or more insoluble substances and applied externally for skin disorders
2 : a liquid cosmetic preparation usually containing a cleansing, softening, or astringent agent and applied to the skin hand lotion aftershave lotion

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