As I mentioned in my What is in My Makeup Bag post, the Tatcha blotting papers* are one of my makeup bag must-haves. There is nothing easier and more practical than grabbing one of these sheets when my skin needs a mattifying touch-up. As an oily skinned gal that lives in a very hot and humid area I find myself needing that touch-up at least once a day.
In case you are not familiar with Tatcha, I highly recommend reading the whole fascinating story of this brand. They make several skincare products that use healing and balancing ingredients, such as Green Tea, Camellia Flower, Pearl, Silk. The Petal Fresh Aburatorigami was the first product launched by the brand and has made them extremely popular because they are so gentle on the skin, yet perform so well.
Original Petal Fresh Aburatorigami
Compared to other blotting papers, the Aburatorigami are slightly thinner and are larger (size is 3.74″ x 3.74″, which is about 9.50 cm for my fellow Europeans). Both sides of the paper can be used. They do not contain any powder so after using them my skin feels “cleaner”, but not dry and most importantly, not irritated. I also like how they do not remove any makeup, but they completely remove all the unaesthetic, uncomfortable shine, leaving no residue behind.
The Petal Fresh blotting sheets are unscented, and are made with 100% Abaca Leaf and Gold Flake, (yes, real gold flake.) They are made without mineral oil, synthetic color, fragrance, powder or pulp, and are handmade in Japan, (how lovely is that?)
The Evening Aburatorigami blotting papers come in a chic, dark package and are made in a smaller size, perfect for a clutch. Compared to the Original papers’ ingredients these additionally contain charcoal. The charcoal is meant to reinforce the absorbency power, despite the size being smaller.
Directions For Use:
For a Petal Fresh complexion, gently pat a single sheet of Tatcha Aburatorigami to the face anywhere there is excess oil. It will not disturb makeup nor steal moisture from the skin. Use both sides of each sheet. Discard after use. Biodegradable.
You can purchase the Tatcha Aburatorigami at Spirit Beauty Lounge.
The Aburatorigami are one of my makeup bag essentials, and if you have any issue with oiliness on your skin, I highly recommend trying them! If you have tried these, please share your thoughts in the comment section below!