tow·​el·​ette | \ ˌtau̇-(ə-)ˈlet How to pronounce towelette (audio) \

Definition of towelette

: a small usually premoistened piece of material used for personal cleansing (as of the hands)

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The treatment starts by gently cleansing the skin with an antibacterial towelette, to clear away any impurities, followed by an application of Exfoliant•K Mentholated Face and Body Scrub. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "Is the Butt Facial the Must-Have Beauty Treatment of the Summer?," 16 July 2019 Skinner goes down the line of diners, pouring warm water into the now-empty jars; a coil of cloth swells into a moist towelette. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Outside Houston, a chef with a flair for the avant-garde serves up three hours of sorcery," 11 June 2019 The good news is that the latest batch of self tanners, towelettes, and creams are anything but—and these testimonies from some former skeptics are proof. Glamour, "12 Self Tanners That Won't Turn You Orange, According to Glamour Editors," 15 May 2019 Fans of all ages can get their hands on products like sheet masks, lip balms, headbands, hand creams, cleansing towelettes, sleep masks, and eyelashes for — get this — less than $10. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Sanrio Is Launching Hello Kitty Skin Care With The Créme Shop, and I Need It Right Meow," 2 Oct. 2018 It is applied topically every day by the patient in the form of a towelette. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018 For minor cleanups, a moist towelette (like a baby wipe) should do the trick. Southern Living, "10 Things You Should Know About Your Dog," 3 July 2018 The first-aid kit is stocked with more than 100 items, including bandages [5], antiseptic towelettes and hand wipes, antibiotic ointment and aspirin. Joe Veix, WSJ, "Survive in Style With a $995 Emergency Kit," 4 May 2018 The good news is that the latest batch of self-tanning foams, towelettes, and creams are anything but—and these testimonies from some former skeptics are proof. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "10 Self-Tanners That Won't Turn You Orange, According to Editors," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of towelette

1902, in the meaning defined above

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