Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TATCHA PETAL FRESH Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers | REVIEW

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If you are a fan of facial blotting papers then if you have not already tried TATCHA'S Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers-- you really should put them on your list of things to try. The quality of these elegant blotting papers is astounding, and using them is nothing short of luxurious. These gorgeous gold leaf-laden Abaca Leaf works of art are more absorbent than any of the blotting papers that I have tried before. I have a fairly active t-zone, and when I do have the need to blot down the shine these papers remove all traces of oil and debris, and the effects last for many many hours. What's interesting is that these papers lift all of the excess oil without depleting the moisture level of my skin. Furthermore, my makeup stays put since they magically remove only what needs to be removed-- leaving everything else undisturbed. I have liked the other blotting papers that I have used in the past, but I actually love these. If you use blotting papers, then be forewarned that these are a true game changer in my estimation!

According to TATCHA their PETAL FRESH Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are,

All-natural leaflet blotting sheets which absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. Will not steal moisture from the skin or disturb makeup. Powder-free. Fragrance-free. Pulp-free. For all skin types.

Centuries ago, gold leaf craftsmen created blotting sheets of abaca leaf to protect their precious metal as they hammered it into whisper-thin sheets. Resourceful geisha learned that the soft, absorbent leaflets were perfect blotting papers, incorporating them into their beauty rituals. These original beauty papers are made from 100% abaca leaf and gold flakes to blot away excess oil without stealing moisture from the skin, leaving you with petal-fresh skin any time. Ideal for dry skin, combination skin and oily skin.
Biodegradable and handmade in Japan, Aburatorigami Beauty Papers are 100 percent natural and cruelty-free. They are free of powder, fragrance, and pulp.
Ingredients: Abaca Leaf: Absorbent but gentle on skin. Gold Flakes: Mark of authenticity from gold leaf artisans.
Overall assessment: Unsurprisingly, best in class! In purse, will travel.

$12.00 for a single pack of 30 sheets (Size 3.74" x 3.74"). Available from TATCHA, Barneys New York, Sephora, Beauty.comB-Glowing, Spirit Beauty Lounge, Bliss US, Skin Store & eskinstore (Affiliate Links).

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21 comments:

  1. I stopped using blotting papers once menopause set in and my skin morphed from oily to dry. At that time, the only papers with which I was familiar were those super oil absorbing ones marketed primarily towards teenagers and, needless to say, those no longer suited me. In fact, they actually stripped my skin and emphasized emerging areas of dryness. I never thought to use blotting papers again until I was in a friend's wedding party. She had hired a makeup artist to do our makeup and the MA used Tatcha's Aburatorigami papers to set our makeup. She explained that they removed the excess carrier oils that were in cosmetics without removing the pigment and that would help our makeup last longer. As she finished each one of us, we were given a tube of the lipstick we were wearing and a packet of the blotting papers in case we needed a "photo op" touch up :-) I was pleasantly surprised with how well these performed; even on my dry skin. This isn't the type of product I need on a daily basis, but for those occasions when I want my makeup to look fresh for hours on end, I'll carry Tatcha's blotting papers in my purse.

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    1. What a wonderful way to make such a fantastic discovery, Eileen! Ah yes, I remember those early blotting papers that were super oils absorbing, and marketed to teenagers! These certainly are a whole different world, and I agree that they don't remove any makeup.

      Did the lipstick that you were given end up being a favorite as well?

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    2. Yes, it did :-). The lipstick was a semi-sheer coral shade called Brenda. It was part of Guerlain's now discontinued Rouge G Brilliant collection. It was a favorite throughout that spring and summer. By the end of the season, I was all but scraping it out of the tube! LOL

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    3. That is so fantastic that you given two products from the wedding that ended up being favorites! Have a lovely weekend! :-)

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  2. I've wanted to try these, but I keep wondering if they will leave little bits of gold behind on your face?

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    1. Hi Proximity! I agree with Eileen completely! :-)

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    2. I suspect that you are going to truly LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I never actually enjoyed blotting or ever considered it a pleasurable part of my beauty routine-- until I tried these for the first time. These are a definite game changer for me! Please let me know what you think about them!! :-)

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  3. My darling H,
    I absolutely love these. you know that I had a Tatcha fall out but these will remain forever my favorite thing from the line. I am leaving on Sunday. I'll write to you once I'm settled to tell you all about it.
    Kisses and hugs to all your beautiful ones and to you!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hello wefadetogray! I am not at all surprised that you love these blotting papers-- they really are extraordinary! WOW, I can't believe that you are leaving so soon! I am so excited for you! I CANNOT WAIT to hear about your impressions once you are settled! Kisses and hugs to you too, sweetie! <3

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  4. Great review thank you! I have been planning on buying these!

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    1. Thanks, Mysty! I am so glad that this review was helpful to you! You will LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I can't wait to hear your impression of them!

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  5. I have been wanting to try these forever and ever, and now after reading this lovely review and looking at these pretty pictures I am sold! Thank you for all of your lovely reviews-- your reviews have taken my skincare from blah to fantastic! Thank you for all of your hard work, How lucky all of your college students are to have you as their professor! You are always so thorough, sincere and kind! xx Em

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words, Em. I'm very touched to learn that my reviews have been helpful to you, and if I have in any way helped your skincare routine go from "blah to fantastic" then I am very happy! You are very welcome, but doing this hardly seems like work to me-- I love skincare products and makeup, and I love indulging in talking about it and writing about it for people who are likewise obsessed with these things. It's so nice that we can learn so much from each other in virtual spaces such as this blog! You are also so kind for for saying that I am thorough, sincere and kind-- I couldn't hope for more. As to the luck of my students for having me as their professor--- thank you very much for saying that!

      If you try the TATCHA blotting papers, I would love to know how you like them! Have a lovely weekend! <3

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    2. Just saying what we all know is true! I'm definitely getting the blotting papers, and will let you know what I think about them! They are just so much more elegant than any of the blotting papers that I have ever used! Have you tried the TATCHA beauty oil yet? I really want to know your opinion on it since you are an expert on beauty oils! I bought their cleansing oil based upon your review, and love it! You have a beautiful weekend, Helen! xx Em

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    3. Hi Em,

      You are making me blush-- thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad that you love the TATCHA cleansing oil-- it's fantastic, isn't it?! Yes, I actually have the TATCHA GOLD Camellia Beauty Oil, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I am currently working on my review and will have it posted before long. It is truly exquisite and drool-worthy! You know how crazy I am about beauty oils, and this is unsurprisingly one of the finest examples! Stay tuned! <3

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  6. Well, isn't this just a ridiculoulsy gorgeous, luxurious product? It almost makes me wish I needed blotting papers. Perhaps they'll come out with a magical paper that will tamp down rogue dry patches without smearing or diluting makeup? I'd be game for that! :-D

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    1. Unquestionably! I never imagined in my wildest dreams that blotting papers could be elegant, ridiculously gorgeous, and elegant. If ever your skin shifts and you need any blotting--bypass all of the other brands and try these beauties instead! :-)

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    1. I totally agree! They are just amazing, and so gorgeous too! :-)

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