Definition of exfoliant in English:

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exfoliant

Pronunciation: /ɪksˈfəʊlɪəŋt/
/ɛksˈfəʊlɪəŋt/

noun

A cosmetic product designed to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin: cosmetic companies urge you to buy clarifying lotions, toners, or exfoliants [as modifier]: a mild exfoliant effect
More example sentences
  • A high quality product can also act as an exfoliant by removing all dead skin cells, making your skin smooth as a result.
  • Physical scrubs contain crushed particles of ingredients like cornmeal and nuts while chemical products use mild exfoliants like glucosamine and glycolic acid to get rid of dead skin cells.
  • You can also find various brands of lip exfoliants that will gently rub away dead skin cells, leaving your lips feeling renewed and refreshed.

Origin

1980s: from exfoliate + -ant.

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Line breaks: ex|foli¦ant

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