mois·​tur·​iz·​er ˈmȯis-chə-ˌrī-zər How to pronounce moisturizer (audio)
plural moisturizers
: a preparation (such as a lotion or cream) applied to the skin or hair to prevent or relieve dryness
Use a lightweight moisturizer that isn't heavy or sticky in balmy weather.Joane Amay
The amenities kit is loaded with anything you might have left behind, from shaving cream to moisturizer to tissues …Business Traveler International

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who's given anti-aging moisturizers and eye creams a second thought has probably heard of retinol. Brigitt Earley,, 5 June 2023 Thompson’s brand of choice is Tan Luxe, specifically the Hyaluronic Acid Tan Serum (applied after cleansing, before moisturizing), and the Illuminating Self-Tan Drops (dropped into his daily moisturizer). Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 2 June 2023 Here’s what to look for in a tinted moisturizer and the best products to try. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 26 May 2023 Packed with hyaluronic acid, the oil-free moisturizer is designed to hydrate your skin. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 This handy product is made with natural and organic ingredients, including beeswax and shea butter, to provide a soothing moisturizer for not only dry noses and paw pads but also rough elbows and callused areas. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 May 2023 Is a moisturizer with SPF as good as wearing sunscreen? Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 17 May 2023 In response, there are many, many brands that offer a moisturizer/sunscreen combo. Lorraine Wilde, Treehugger, 16 May 2023 It's always been about moisturizer at the end of the day for me. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moisturizer was in 1957

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“Moisturizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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