mead·​ow·​foam | \ ˈme-(ˌ)dō-ˌfōm How to pronounce meadowfoam (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Sugar, grapeseed oil and meadowfoam and black currant seed oils are the star ingredients that work together to prevent moisture loss while softening rough skin. NBC News, 20 Feb. 2020 Overnight Reset Oil-in-SerumA medley of seed oils, including meadowfoam and sunflower, are encapsulated and float in a serum spiked with acmella oleracea extract, which is known for plumping and smoothing like Botox without any needles involved. Devon Abelman, Allure, 10 Sep. 2019 It's formulated with olive and meadowfoam seed to penetrate the hair and bring moisture straight into the center of the shaft, and sweet almond to lock it in. Abigail Whittington, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2019 For those looking to ensure their makeup stays put, uncompromised, and extra luminous, this fast-absorbing primer defies the odds, gliding on smooth and invisible while hydrating the skin with illuminating meadowfoam seed oil. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 15 May 2019 The meadowfoam compounds had two major effects, says Arup Indra, who is one of the study co-authors. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, 17 May 2018 And thanks to hydrating ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, skin feels moisturized but not greasy. Kathleen Mulpeter,, 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, 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, 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of meadowfoam

1897, in the meaning defined above

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