Makeup wipes are high on the list of bestselling beauty and personal care products on Amazon — that’s before lip balm, makeup brushes, and teeth-whitening kits. Made from materials such as cotton, wood pulp, and polyester, these disposable cleaning cloths usually contain ingredients similar to those found in face cleansers. Some wipes are packaged dry and require the addition of water. Others are wet and contain preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold.

It sounds like a quick and nifty delivery system. So, can you just always use a makeup wipe — traditional cleanser be damned?