Tatcha “Petal Fresh” Original and Evening Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers

Tatcha Petal Fresh Original and Evening Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers

Tatcha Petal Fresh Aburatorigami Original and Evening Review and Photos

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?)

Evening Aburatorigami

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!

  • asti

    I’m always tempted to get this Tatcha papers! My local cosmetics store sells them but since ever I bought RMS Beauty powder, I never feel like I need it haha. I have tried Tatcha papers though, they’re goood! I love that they don’t absorb the make-up at all!

    • Hey Asti! These papers are truly amazing. I love how they remove the shine but they do not make the skin look dry or chalky like most other blotting papers.
      I have recently started to use the un-powder too, and I agree it is fantastic!

  • Rebecca B

    The Tatcha papers are great. This is a type of product I used to think was unnecessary. Why not just use a regular tissue or paper towel? But it really does make a difference! These papers just get rid of any excess oil without taking away natural glow or wiping away makeup. They don’t suck the life out of my face like a paper towel does. They are great to set mineral makeup. I have to admit I haven’t used mine in a while, since I discovered RMS unpowder. With unpowder on my forehead I don’t need blotting later, but I tend toward dry skin. I do always carry Tatcha with me, so I’ll be prepared when the weather gets hot.

    • I agree with you Rebecca, these little papers are so effective and so handy. I can imagine how important it must be for you not to use blotting sheets that contain powder, because they can make your skin look and feel dry. I have combination skin, and when it gets as hot as it is now, I can get very oily, shiny, and uncomfortable. I always bring them with me, even if I am not wearing any makeup at all.

      I recently started to use the Un-powder too. I will definitely write about it in a future post because I think that it could be a real life saver for oily complexions like mine. I am being very diligent in testing it and denoting everything that my review should include.

  • Ila

    This is such an interesting product Lilly, I am completely fascinated about this :) ( I am a huge lover of Japanese paper for work reason but in general of the Japanese world ).
    I don’t have an oily skin but I really would like to try this anyway!

    Ila x

    • Thank you for your comment Ila! x

  • Ana Green

    I have been wanting to try Tatcha since I heard Kokolaroo raving about the brand, these look simply stunning and so practical too. x

    • Hi Ana, they really are practical. I always carry them with me, even when I don’t wear any makeup! A must-have for anyone struggling with shiny/oily skin. Thank you for your comment, xx

  • Kathy

    I actually love every Tatcha product I’ve tried thus far. I’m in a bit of a panic today because I forgot to bring my blotting papers with me to work today. If you haven’t tried them yet, I think their eye cream and gentle exfoliator are musts!

    • Thank you for your recommendation Kathy, I will definitely consider it for future purchases! I already love Tatcha :)

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  • Eliza Beauty

    Thanks for showing a comparison! I was trying to decide if I should get the evening one too & I decided to try both out! :D

    • I am very glad you found it helpful. Thank you for your comment Eliza, xx

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  • Cindy

    Cute blog and I love your story. My entire view on living naturally changed since I switched over to natural skin care too. I think skincare is a great way for women to make the transition to a healthier lifestyle. Also, for those who don’t know Japanese (Abura=oil, tori=to take, gami or kami=paper. Aburatorigami = paper that takes away oil!)

    • Hi Cindy, thanks so much for your kind words, and for the quick lovely Japanese lesson ;)