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exfoliate

(ĕks-fō′lē-āt′)
v. exfoli·ated, exfoli·ating, exfoli·ates
v.tr.
1. To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
2. To cast off in scales, flakes, or splinters.
v.intr.
To come off or separate into flakes, scales, or layers.

ex·fo′li·a′tion n.
ex·fo′li·a′tive adj.
ex·fo′li·a′tor n.
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A safe, affordable, and gentler at-home alternative in a body exfoliator has been developed that delivers the same results as microdermabrasion without all the notable drawbacks.
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This exfoliator works in 60 seconds to give a post-salon facial radiant glow to dull skin, while renewing smoothness and softness.
It's not that scrubby, but I liked the way it felt like a wash as well as an exfoliator.
This lip treatment duo consists of an exfoliator and a lightly textured deep conditioning balm with antiaging actives that target symptoms of dry and lined lips.
The exfoliator buffs skin to polished perfection while the activator stimulates new cell turnover.
Bargain buy Elemis have launched a limited-edition Catwalk Collection, comprising favourites including Gentle Rose Exfoliator the SOS Emergency Cream, in teeny sizes.
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