Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers /Review/

Hey everyone!

Are you ready to learn Japanese geisha’s 300 year old secret to perfect skin?

Here it is - Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers!

Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers
Image from Tatcha.com

And there's a Story behind this product...

This 300 year old beauty secret of the geisha comes from the heart of Imperial Japan.

For centuries, gold craftsmen in Japan have used special handmade papers to protect the precious metal they hammered into whisper-thin leafing to enrobe the majestic pavilions of Imperial Japan.

Their gold-leaf artistry transformed the supporting paper into aburatorigami, an incredibly soft, strong and absorbent leaflet ideal for removing excess oils from delicate skin.

Just how our geisha discovered that this precious by product of the artisan’s alchemy could help create a perfect canvas for her makeup and keep her skin petal fresh throughout the night remains a mystery, but the benefits of her ancient beauty secret remain unsurpassed to this day. (Info from Tatcha.com)

I love this story! It's so mysterious! I just can't stop wondering -  how did geisha discover these marvelous papers?

Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers
Image from Tatcha.com

Ok, let's take a closer look. Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are all-natural handmade oil blotting sheets. Tatcha's papers are the gold standard in beauty papers.

What company says:  

Removes excess oil and sweat without disturbing makeup or stealing moisture from the skin.

A powder and primer alternative that improves the wear of makeup.

For all skin types: oily, normal, dry & sensitive. (Info from Tatcha.com)

Directions: Tatcha Aburatorigami is simple to use and ensures a petal-fresh complexion for all types of skin. Gently pat a single leaflet to the face beginning with the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). Tatcha Aburatorigami will not disturb makeup or steal moisture from the skin. The strength and absorbency of each leaflet allows you to use both sides.(Info from Tatcha's brochure)

Ingredients: 100% abaca leaf, gold flake. Fragrance-free. Powder-free. Oil-free. All-natural, biodegradable. No animal testing. Handmade in Japan.


Single pack (30 sheets) - $12 / 360 rub.

Four pack (120 sheets) - $40 / 1200 rub.

Tatcha also offers Bridal Four Pack that is elegantly packaged in gold and something blue and makes the perfect bridal gift, and Gift Four Pack packaged in gold to make the perfect gift. Both of these packs are at the same price - $40 / 1200 rub.

And finally my fave, Kiri Gift Set (15 pack) - $165 / 4950 rub. This fabulous Gift Set is gift wrapped in a handmade kiribako, a traditional Japanese wooden box used to protect treasured items such as silk kimonos and precious gifts. (Tell you a secret, this is my dream!)

Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are available to purchase online at Tatcha and US shipping is always free! If you need info on their International Shipping please read their Customer Happiness Policy.

My experience: I want to begin by saying that I always try to find perfect oil blotting sheets for personal use and for my clients. When summer comes I keep my way to a beauty supply store and purchase a typical pack of oil blotting sheets. It's necessary in our climate because everybody has a shiny face here in summer - I mean EVERYBODY, even the lucky owners of dry skin. And every time I purchase a pack of oil blotting sheets I regret about that. Sheets are so small that sometimes I need up to 4 per use! And they are thin and can be easily teared. Most of them contain synthetics, fragrances, powders... or just plain don't do the job. And they can unmake the makeup( So usually I end up using a tissue - separating it and using one ply for blotting the oil away from the face. Not the best option but at least tissues don't contain chemicals.

I think you can imagine how I was delighted to have the opportunity to review Tatcha Aburatorigami!

They come in a simple and elegant cardboard with a picture of a Japanese woman in a traditional dress.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers / the package

I have receive nice packaged Four Pack. Each pack has a different color but the content is the same. 
Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers / the package
Each pack contains 30 large size oil blotting sheets. Each sheet is 3.75 inch x 3.75 inch / 9,5 cm x 9,5 cm which is a great size for blotting the entire face with just one sheet and you can use both sides! These semitransparent cream beige sheets are lightweight and  silky smooth and have lattice lines for optimal strength, they never break or tear. They also have real gold flakes as a a sign of authenticity. They won't transfer onto your skin.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers / the sheet
You can see the gold flakes shining) 

As for oil blotting properties of these perfectly packaged sheets, it is really great. I usually use oil blotting papers 2 times during the day and I must say that these ones absorb more oil from my skin and therefor leave my face more matte and fresh than other oil blotting sheets do. I need only 1 sheet to do the whole face! And Tatcha Aburatorigami don't ruin the makeup!

I have used these sheets on one of my clients who always tell me that she has dry skin and she was surprised how fresh and matte her skin looked after using this. And Tatcha didn't irritate or dry out her skin.
The price may seem a bit on a high side. But the quality and the size of the sheets make me think the price does not matter so I'm ready to repurchase Tatcha Aburatorigami in the future and I recommend you to do the same thing!

I received Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers from Tatcha.com for review purposes. 


  1. I really like your blog. Very inspirational, and educational.

    hope to hear from you*
    love amy ^.^

  2. amy, thanks for stopping by! Nice to meet you!

  3. queen-offf-pain, yes, the package is adorable!

  4. Love that paper! It is so beautiful!

    Monique xx


  5. Monique, I agree with you! Just love it too!



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