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

Definition of moisturize

transitive verb

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

Examples of moisturize in a Sentence

Use this cream to gently moisturize dry skin.
Recent Examples on the Web Save your sanity with these bath bombs shaped like pills, which moisturize skin thanks to a blend of safflower, jojoba, and hemp seed oils. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Aug. 2022 The spa's Agave Massage can expect a proprietary blend of extracts in a topical treatment to moisturize against the dry desert heat. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 Curls and frizz get along super well, but this conditioner helps moisturize strands and tame frizz thanks to a winning combination of ingredients. ELLE, 15 June 2022 Most shampoos over-dry or over-moisturize your hair, leaving your curls looking flat and lifeless. The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 May 2022 Their products soften, moisturize and maintain proper foot and hand health while ditching the synthetic colors, artificial fragrances, parabens, wax, mineral oils, phthalates, sulfates, petroleum and micas. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 This treatment has crushed cupuaçu seeds and sugar crystals mixed into its formula that buff and exfoliate the skin and, to top it off, coconut oil to moisturize and soothe. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 26 July 2022 The Green Pearlsation Serum utilizes PHAs and purity tea tree extract to gently exfoliate, while the Lip Sleeping Pack features a blend of avocado, sweet almond, and apricot oils to soften and moisturize your pout. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 13 July 2022 Packed with mulberry root extract to soothe irritated skin, Aloe barbadensis leaf to moisturize and ascorbic acid to detoxify, this serum offers nature’s goodness in a bottle. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Moisturize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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