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 The formula has squalane, omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and vegan glycerin to instantly moisturize the skin. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 12 Best Mother's Day Gifts to Give to the Beauty Lover This Year," 15 Apr. 2021 Also in the formula are avocado oil to improve skin elasticity, peppermint oil to help with inflammation, and coconut oil to moisturize and smooth skin, according to King. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Isle of Paradise's New Self-Tanner Makes My Bronze Dreams Come True," 13 Apr. 2021 The new self tanning body butter from Isle of Paradise is one of the easier self tanners to use to moisturize and illuminate the skin. Kasey Caminiti, Forbes, "11 Best Self Tanners That Will Have You Glowing All Year Long," 9 Mar. 2021 This wash-off face mask is filled with antioxidants to help moisturize, revitalize, soften and brighten skin. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, "Step Up Your Skincare Game With Millie Bobby Brown's Florence by Mills Products," 8 Apr. 2021 The hydrolyzed wheat protein, also known as phyto peptides, is an ingredient that helps to condition and moisturize the hair. Sophie Cockett, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Swears By This Styling Cream to Smooth Frizz," 4 Apr. 2021 Failing to moisturize your skin can cause your skin to become dehydrated, so your sebaceous glands will overcompensate and produce even more sebum in an attempt to hydrate your skin. Lauren Corona,, "How to get rid of oily skin," 1 Apr. 2021 Along with the collagen-boosting Tri-Peptide Complex, Kateceuticals Firming Serum contains a dose of hyaluronic acid to deeply moisturize and smooth the look of your skin, plus nasturtium flower to brighten and further boost your skin barrier. Sarah Y. Wu, Glamour, "Kate Somerville's New Firming Serum Is the Closest Thing to a Face Lift in a Bottle," 1 Mar. 2021 And if the skin on your hands is suffering from excessive hand washing, moisturize after each cleansing. Jacqueline Stenson, NBC news, "How the pandemic has changed our bodies," 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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24 Apr 2021

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“Moisturize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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