a cosmetic preparation, as a cream or lotion, used to restore moisture to the skin, especially of the face and neck.

Origin of moisturizer

First recorded in 1955–60; moisturize + -er1
Related formsde·mois·tur·iz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for moisturizer

ointment, balm, salve, cream, emollient, liniment, oil, unction, unguent, demulcent

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a cosmetic cream, lotion, etc applied to the skin to add or restore moisture to it
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Word Origin and History for moisturizer

1915, from moisture; attested earlier than moisturize.

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