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moisturizer Syllabification: mois·tur·iz·er
Pronunciation: /ˈmoisCHəˌrīzər/

Definition of moisturizer in English:


A lotion or cream used to prevent dryness in the skin.
Example sentences
  • She has developed a line of cosmetics, and skin care comprising of moisturizers, lotions, bath and body products and make-up to share this gift of beauty with the world.
  • Hand lotions or skin moisturizers are either humectants or lipids.
  • Commonly used in moisturizers, emollients lubricate the skin and give the cosmetic product a smooth, soft feeling.

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