Talk:Exfoliation (cosmetology)

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Former good article nominee Exfoliation (cosmetology) was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
March 4, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed
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Unverified claims/junk science[edit]

Claims are repeatedly made about exfoliation that are completely unsubstantiated. Assuming they do remove dead skin cells, the "benefits" of doing this are not proven. The portion of the article which I left aren't substantiated either, but I'm willing to believe "chemical exfoliants" and "mechanical exfoliants" operate as described. Mbac (talk) 19:54, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Six years later many unsubstantiated claims have returned. This time let's try sticking citation needed next to them. Mbac (talk) 15:41, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Origin of term[edit]

..something less interesting to consider explaining. Does it come from the biological term, "exfoliation: when trees get rid of leaves", because you're ridding yourself of dead skin 'leaves' or sheets? Who coined the term? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nnnudibranch (talkcontribs) 02:38, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

An attempt has been made. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information readily available concerning its history though. Thegreatdr (talk) 21:36, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I looked on, and it says "[Origin: 1670–80; NL exfoliātiōn- (s. of exfoliātiō). See exfoliate]", so I did go and see "exfoliate" and the first definition shown was

1. to throw off in scales, splinters, etc.
2. to remove the surface of (a bone, the skin, etc.) in scales or laminae.

I don't know the reliability of the website, I thought I'd throw it out there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nnnudibranch (talkcontribs) 04:36, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

Hi there, while what is here is of reasonable quality, this article is still much too short to cover the subject adequately. See the article on soap for the kind of thing you are looking to emulate. Another important point is that the quality of the sources is not very good (please read WP:V), isn't a very reliable source, Article Land seems to be a blog site and is not an acceptable source, neither is I'd recommend using Google Scholar or PubMed to find peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Nice work on what is here though, this is a good introduction to the subject. Tim Vickers (talk) 21:21, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I normally contribute to the tropical cyclone I am much less familiar of what is an acceptable reference for a medical-related article. I'll look at soap for length requirements and see if I can find better references. This type of topic is so general and "fad"-ish right now, that looking through the first 50-100 sites concerning the topic only yielded a few "doctors." Thegreatdr (talk) 22:12, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

See and the two search engines I mentioned, is usually open-access Tim Vickers (talk) 02:18, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Also, "ancient" and "hundreds of years" aren't specific at all. Hackwrench (talk) 16:23, 1 June 2016 (UTC)


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