The luxury skincare brand Tatcha
is known for creating a product line based off of a textbook of geisha beauty secrets dating back to Imperial Japan. The distinctly Asian influence permeates to every aspect of their collection, including facial blotting papers: Tatcha Aburatorigami
and Tatcha Evening Aburatorigami
. For centuries, Japanese gold craftsmen used special handmade paper called Aburatorigami to protect whisper-thin gold leaf sheets. Geisha discovered the Aburatorigami sheets to be soft, strong, and absorbent, perfect for removing excess facial oils from skin. Tatcha has recreated this centuries old technique with handcrafted natural blotting paper leaflets that are powder free and fragrance free.
The blotting leafs are available in two varieties: Tatcha Aburatorigami
and Tatcha Evening Aburatorigami
. The former is the original version, with thirty leafs per package. The latter is a newer product with a smaller size sheet that can easily fit in an evening clutch. It has forty sheets per package.
The Tatcha blotting sheets are housed inside decorative thick paper pouches.
As you can see Tatch Aburatorigami
is the color of natural handmade paper; it is made of 100% Abaca leaf and gold flakes. The Tatcha Evening Aburatorigami
is black as night; it is made from 100% Abaca leaf, charcoal, and gold leaf. If you look below, you can see the sporadic gold flakes shining in the paper.
When you pull the paper out, it feels delicate, but strong. It soaks up facial oil effectively for a petal fresh look every time.
Overall, the Tatcha blotting papers have a beautiful background story and are pure luxury in presentation and construction. Tatcha Aburatorigami
($12 for 30 sheets) and Tatcha Evening Aburatorigami
($15 for 40 sheets) are available at Tatcha online as well as Barney's New York. Thanks for reading! Have you experienced or passed by Tatcha counters? What do you think of Asian inspired skincare? What are your favorite blotting papers?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute
and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post
are genuine and my own.
Such lovely blotting papers! You can hardly tell that's what it is :)ReplyDelete
Hi RD&L, I completely agree. They're almost too beautiful to use!Delete
I love Tatcha! The best blotting papers out there. I agree with you - pure luxury. I use a lot of asian skincare products, some of my most used/best products came from japanese brands, I really like the technology, etc.// ~ Claire ~ReplyDelete
Hi Claire, how wonderful! I'm still learning more about Japanese skincare; there is some available in the US, but I haven't explored enough yet!Delete
These look so luxurious! I still stock up on blotting papers when I go back to Taipei. I prefer the kind that's like plastic if you know what I mean. Those are very sturdy and do the job very efficiently!ReplyDelete
Hi Sunny, (I do know the plastic sort, as I have some myself!) I'm guessing Asia has a much larger assortment of papers :)Delete
The care Tatcha takes in producing aesthetically beautiful products is another plus. This may be a once in blue moon purchase for me - Clean and Clear makes a blue sheet version that soaks up oil and does not leave powder...although, I would never pull it out in public...now Tatcha on the otherhand....ReplyDelete
Hi FT&C, Tatcha does put so much care into aesthetically pleasing products. One can never underestimate the importance of that! I'll try to save mine for those special pull out of purse occasions!Delete
Holy crap the packaging is so intricate and well-done! These sound lovely and boy am I a sucker for Japanese-themed makeup products/collections.ReplyDelete
Haha, Hi Maggie! I do have a weakness for Asian themed products too; I love the clean zen feel of Japanese inspired products.Delete
Love these papers. A guy I work with saw me using them today and asked a million and one questions! LOLReplyDelete
Hi Laura, haha! I can only imagine the conversation :)Delete
Oooh these blotting sheets look so luxe! But unfortunately, with the amount of blotting sheets that I go through, it would be insane for me to splurge on thees nicer ones :P I just use the blue Clean&Clear onesReplyDelete
Hi Becca, I know, I'm scared to use them all up! I'll probably substitute in some other ones in between to make them last longer!Delete
I've been a big fan of Tatcha's blotting sheets for years. I think it's such an underrated product. This does wonder for my oily skin, I prefer this to setting powder. Great pictures!ReplyDelete
Adore the idea of luxurious blotting papers, these are just stunning.ReplyDelete
I'm going to use mine today & tomorrow for the first time. Lets see how good they really are.. I just hope they don't perform as great as they look, cause I'll want them all the time then. Sounds costly :)ReplyDelete
Wow, these are some beautiful blotting papers. Would be a waste to throw away the packaging after you're done using the content!ReplyDelete
I use the Boscia unscented/peppermint packs and stock up when they go on sale at Christmas for $6 per 100 sheets. But I'll keep these beauties in mind when I'm feeling decadent and indulgent. :)
pretty! I think i have a few sheets of the original version from one of the very first birchboxes! I'll definitely have to check it out!ReplyDelete