mead·ow·foam | \ˈme-(ˌ)dō-ˌfōm \

Definition of meadowfoam 

: any of a genus (Limnanthes of the family Limnanthaceae) of annual herbs of the Pacific coast of North America having white or yellow flowers and including some (such as L. alba) grown for their seeds which yield an oil used chiefly as an industrial lubricant and in cosmetics

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The meadowfoam compounds had two major effects, says Arup Indra, who is one of the study co-authors. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Popular Skin-Care Ingredient Meadowfoam May Be a New Form of Natural Sunscreen," 17 May 2018 And thanks to hydrating ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, skin feels moisturized but not greasy. Kathleen Mulpeter,, "All Your Favorite Sunscreen Brands Are on Sale Right Now," 28 Mar. 2018 Composed of red algae and hydrating meadowfoam seed oil, Unseen protects against UVA and UVB rays, as well infrared and blue light emitted by electronic devices, like smartphones and laptops. Shammara Lawrence, Allure, "Supergoop's Unseen Sunscreen Is "Invisible" on Every Skin Tone," 8 Jan. 2018 An Allure editor favorite, this UV-protecting hand cream soothes with sea buckthorn fruit and hydrates with meadowfoam sea oil, which reinforces the skin's natural lipid barrier and prevents moisture from escaping. Lindsay Colameo, Allure, "11 Hand Creams That Will Save Your Skin This Winter," 9 Oct. 2017 There are several oils in the wash: soybean, grape seed, coconut, sunflower seed, safflower seed, meadowfoam seed, sesame, and olive oil. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Glossier’s Oil Wash Will Make You Excited to Wake Up Early," 18 Sep. 2017

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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