Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tatcha: Aburatorigami Review
I'm a pretty big fan of Tatcha, and my aunt seems to like sending me their products. I'm not complaining at all, of course! When she sent me these beautiful aburgatorigami papers, I was blown away. This is at least the second time she has sent them to me-- and I absolutely love them.
The blotting sheets are made from abaca leaf, which is a species of banana native to the Philippines. Apparently this makes the sheets not only very absorbent , but also strong. There are also bits of gold in it. While some believe the gold is good for circulation, I personally think it's just there to be pretty.
These blotting papers feel flat-out luxurious. They are very smooth with a soft feel, and feel substantial in the hand. When pressed to the face, they do not stick even to very oily parts of the face. Unless your skin is extremely oily, one sheet is more than enough for the entire face. You can use both sides of the paper, though I generally do not have to.
I'm not going to post a picture of what the paper looks like after I'm done using it, because it's really gross. I always feel a bit bad about ruining the prettiness of the paper with my skin! At least the papers are doing their job. They do not render the face completely matte. Rather, they leave my skin with a light glow, which I like. I actually have been tearing the paper in half (very carefully) because I find I don't need the whole paper, and I don't want to waste them.
I absolutely love these papers. I think they are easily the best blotting papers I have ever tried! In addition to being pretty, these papers are very functional. They also feel like such a treat to use, even though I'm getting oil off my face.
Have you ever tried these? They're $12 for 30, so they are definitely an investment. That being said, they would make a lovely gift!
Heads up: This is NOT a sponsored post. This product was a present from my wonderful aunt!