white oil


Definition of white oil

: any of various colorless odorless tasteless mineral oils used especially in medicine and in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations

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Traditional pore strips pull the top of blackheads out of your skin, whereas these ones absorb the gunk in your pores like a pimple patch—which shows up as very satisfying white oil spots on the strip. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "6 Super-Satisfying Ways to Clean Out Your Pores," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of white oil

1763, in the meaning defined above

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