Exfoliant



/ɛksˈfəʊlɪənt/
noun
1.
a gently abrasive cosmetic product designed to remove dead cells from the skin’s surface
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’

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