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a gently abrasive cosmetic product designed to remove dead cells from the skin's surface
Word Origin
C20: from exfoliate + -ant
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Contemporary definitions for exfoliant
noun, adjective

a cosmetic product or ingredient intended to remove dead skin cells and dirt from the skin surface

Word Origin

from Latin exfoliare 'strip of leaves''s 21st Century Lexicon
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