Do you know of a comparison of exfoliation methods?

PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
I've had this nagging suspicion that exfoliation beads were unnecessary and that the so-called mechanical exfoliation is more of a gimmick than anything else. So, I wondered whether there was some kind of published comparison of the exfoliation effects of different methods.

I found this article about how to quantify exfoliation

But it doesn't show a comparison of the effectiveness of the different types of procedures.

A search on Google Scholar & the Journal of the SCC didn't get me anywhere either.

Does anyone know of a study comparing the effectiveness of different exfoliation methods?
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