Beauty Splurge: Tatcha Blotting Papers

Tatcha Blotting Papers were recently released in mid-September. These papers are rather interesting (you can read more about the history of Tatcha Aburatorigami here), basically the papers were used by artisans when they hammered gold to use on things like buildings in ancient Japan. Somewhere along the way the geisha started using the papers as blotting papers to preserve their makeup and remove shine. The papers are still used in Japan today, and now you can use them here!

The papers are very thin with a lattice work on them. They have gold leaf embedded in them (this is just for show, the gold will not come off onto your skin). When used the papers definitely remove all oil and do not leave a residue behind on skin. True, there are other blotting papers on the market. Yes, some of them are cheaper than these ones. But these ones just feel really very special and I felt spoiled every time I was using them.

Tatcha Blotting Papers


  1. How many do you have to use? When the Body Shop had blotting sheets (I'm not sure if they still do) I had to use a couple. With the Clean & Clear ones I only have to use one.

  2. I have the exact same issue with the body shop ones! I have to use 3-4 of them to end up matte. I use 1 Clean & Clear (but I feel a bit silly carrying a bright blue packet of things made for teenagers), and I use just 1 Tatcha.

  3. WOW, never tried this stuff sounds interesting.


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