These wipes have an exfoliating side that are supposed to 'eliminate impurities and dead cells'. The problem is that the rough side is way too harsh for facial skin. I seriously thought I was going to scratch my skin with these. And trying to remove makeup you really have to press down with wipes to get anything off. Luckily the other side is smooth and isn't rough at all. They work ok at removing makeup. It normally takes 2 or 3 depending on how much makeup I'm wearing. They work ok in a pinch but they are not my top pick.