mois·​tur·​ize | \ -chə-ˌrīz How to pronounce moisturize (audio) \
moisturized; moisturizing

Definition of moisturize

transitive verb

: to add moisture to moisturize the air a cream that moisturizes the skin

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moisturizer noun

Examples of moisturize in a Sentence

Use this cream to gently moisturize dry skin.

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Used topically, castor oil's fatty acids can help moisturize and nurture almost every part of your body. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 While many of these cosmetic companies have yet to make waves stateside—save one all-day moisturizing lip balm that goes on white but leaves a matte, almost-powdery finish—that’s about to change. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "6 Danish Beauty Brands to Know, Just in Time for Copenhagen Fashion Week," 8 Aug. 2018 By using only mild cleansers and ultra-moisturizing ingredients that replenish skin's natural lipids without leaving behind heavy residue, the line aims to nourish even the most sensitive, irritation-prone skin types. Kathleen Mulpeter,, "Dove's New 'Make Peace With Dry Skin' Campaign Features Real Women With Eczema, Psoriasis, and Other Skin Conditions," 2 Mar. 2018 Today her cleansing oils and moisturizing creams are among the most popular skin-care brands... Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Geisha Effect: Asian Skin Care Shakes Up the U.S. Beauty Market," 29 Jan. 2019 Just make sure to moisturize after every exfoliating session. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Nose, Chin and Forehead," 28 Dec. 2018 In the winter, also make sure to moisturize this area beforehand to keep dry spots and flaking in check. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, "How to Apply Concealer the Right Way, According to Pros," 10 Dec. 2018 They were conditioned and moisturized, but not wet or sticky. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Tried The Easy (and Longer Lasting) Alternative to Fake Lashes," 9 Oct. 2018 Always make sure to moisturize your nails between manicures. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "How to DIY a Halloween Themed Manicure," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of moisturize

: to add moisture to (something, such as a person's skin)

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