I like to use an emollient balm to remove my makeup, but I get bummed when I go through too many wash cloths. (Ugh, laundry!) When I wear makeup, I often cleanse twice (first an oil based makeup removing balm and then a water based cleanser)... so I use these to wipe off the oil based makeup removing balm. These cloths do no scratch my skin, very soft. Alternatively, after I've removed makeup with my balm and washed with my cleanser, if I still feel like there's makeup left on my face, I will soak one of these wipes in toner and just swipe all over. Amazing for travel.