Japanese Blotting Papers
Japanese Blotting Papers

Original Aburatorigami | How To Use

What it is:
All-natural leaflet blotting sheets which absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. 

How it's different:
Will not steal moisture from the skin or disturb makeup. Powder-free.  Fragrance-free.  Pulp-free.

Who it's for:
All skin types.

Abaca leaf, gold flakes

For a petal fresh complexion, gently pat a single leaflet anywhere there is excess oil. Will not disturb makeup or steal moisture from the skin. Use both sides of each sheet and discard after use.

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TATCHA beauty papers were originally created by gold craftsmen 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. 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.

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Harper's Bazaar

“Editor's Picks”

"Seriously fab finds direct from the beauty director's desk. Handmade gold-flecked blotting papers will obliterate an oily T-zone."

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Town & Country Weddings

“Fun In the Sun”

"Resist shine with TATCHA's oil-absorbing sheets."

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Junior Bazaar

“TATCHA's Beauty Papers”

"Busy mums on the go deserve a treat. What's better than these decadent must-haves?"

O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine

“Beauty Gazette”

"Even if you've never, in your whole life, used a blotting paper to de-shine your face, you'll want to try these. The slender package is so elegantly designed, it looks as if it might hold a gift. Treat yourself!"

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“The Amazing Skin-Care Saviors We Swear By”

"I now use these instead of reapplying powder when I feel oily."



“The Beauty Staples that Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, and Felicity Jones are Carrying Inside Their Red Carpet Clutches Tonight”

"Once each actress steps out of her car and onto the red carpet...she's left to her own devices to maintain her bold lips, sharply shaded eyes, and flash-proof skin throughout the ceremony. For this, she relies on a carefully edited arsenal of products stashed in her gliterring clutch."

How do I use this product?
Gently pat with a single leaflet – do not rub or wipe. Begin with the T-zone and blot entire face. Both sides of the paper sheet can be used. Discard after use.

What step in my skincare ritual is this product?
Aburatorigami paper sheets can be used at any time.

Are the beauty papers only for people with oily skin?
No – many of our customers have drier or more mature skin. The papers are an excellent alternative to powder for keeping skin petal-fresh.

Will the gold flake transfer onto my skin?
No, the gold flake is transfer-resistant. Unless the paper is completely soaked in water, the gold flake will not come off.

How do you pronounce aburatorigami, and what does it mean?
Aburatorigami (ah-BOO-rah-tour-i-gah-mee) refers to the gold-leaf origin of the blotting papers. The literal translation is ‘oil papers’, referring to the absorbent quality of the leaf.

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  • Cream blush stays on all day

    I have always had a problem in the warm Florida climate with cream blush melting into my skin an hour or so after application. Now that I am using Tatcha blotting papers, I pay special attention to the cheek area when blotting and the blush adheres to the skin and remains put throughout the day. Previously, I had to reapply blush often and it caused breakouts. Not any more! I just love these little blotting papers!
  • Love this product

    I don't wear makeup but these work great at removing oily buildup.....
  • Love this

    Indispensable, excellent - I take them with me everywhere. Lasts long for the $$ too!
  • Amazing!

    Absolutely love it!
  • Best I've ever tried

    This is a really high quality product! When I first got them, I was very impressed with the classy packaging and loved the gold flecks. However, I have to admit that I thought that other than being prettier, these looked like any other blotting paper. I was initially also less thrilled with the pricing, $12 for 30 sheets (when there are other brands that are cheaper and/or give you at least 100). After trying it, though, I see a big difference. What sets these apart is that they are more absorbent, and keep shine away longer than other ones I have tried (about 3-5 hours, give or take). At the same time, I like that it doesn't strip too much moisture away either. I also don't mind about less sheets now, because I found I don't need as many. One sheet is so large it can cover your whole face, and since you need to use it less often, you don't need as many (other brands have more sheets but, are not that cost effective when they're smaller so you need to use more than one, and also have to keep using more often). Tatcha overcame even my initial misgivings and now I'm a fan! BTW, also have to give a shoutout to the wonderful customer service, with the fast shipping, beautiful packaging and personalized note.
  • Remove any excess oil!

    These blotting papers are a must-have in my purse anywhere I go! I have tried other brands but nothing seems to remove oil and keep my make-up fresh like the blotting papers do! I actually never realized how oily I get throughout the day, so the large size of the papers and they fact that you can use both sides is very helpful. The gold flakes are a nice touch too :)
  • Luxurious and not flimsy

    This aburatorigami is thicker than the usual blotting papers, so it's less prone to tearing and holds up better while blotting. One of the (fairly large) sheets is more than enough for my face, but then again I have dry-combination skin. The gold flakes are a lovely little touch.
  • Jaw-Dropping

    I swear, these blotting papers magnetically attract oil. When I first used these, all I did was gently lay a sheet on my cheek, and my jaw dropped open as I watched the sheet almost instantaneously become soaked in my face oil. (Gross, I know, but that's what you get when you're as oily-skinned as I am.)

    That's actually my only "gripe" (not even, really) with these blotting papers: I wish they were thicker so that they could absorb even more oil in one go. (But then I guess it wouldn't be quite as magical watching these sheets instantaneously soak up oil?) As it is, I need to use 2 sheets at a time.

    On a similar note, I also wish these papers came in a larger pack. For example, all the other blotting papers that I've ever tried come in packs of 100. Considering how quickly I go through these, a 100-pack would be much more substantial for me than a 30-pack.

    Tatcha's Aburatorigami are truly a class above the rest. They were, I believe, Tatcha's first product, and the company should be proud to have such a world-class product as their standard-bearer.
  • A Lovely Little Gift

    These are a staple in my bag because they are simply lovely and are a conversation piece! I purchased a bunch of these at the Vegas Sephora for the ladies I was traveling with and they all loved them! One even emailed me to tell me she took them out and her friend said "Oh! I'm obsessed with Tatcha!"

    These are incredibly thin and absorbent without making skin feel dry like some blotting papers. They are generously sized and the tiny flecks of gold truly add the the experience.

    These would make amazing favors for showers, goody bags, event favors or as stocking stuffers!
  • Golden papers

    I am really loving these, I take them everywhere I go, Love how they look so nice and get your skin from being so shiny through the day,And have no powder to them, Love that. Love these so much.Its like finding the fountain of youth. Tatcha Skin care line love it to. I was very impressed how soft and silky they feel. I love the papers to blot your skin through out your day, I have mine in my purse, So pretty with flecks of gold in them.
  • Awesome!

    This is the first and last blotting papers I will ever try not only are they beautiful with their gold flecks and packaging they also work fantastically! All oil is removed when using this and it doesn't disturb my makeup that I so carefully apply in the morning. I really love this product!
  • A handbag must have

    I love these little sheets!! I keep them with me at all times! I have very oily skin and these take that away instantly! I am amazed by how much oil they absorb! Through out the day I would have to keep reapplying makeup if I didn't have these little gems!
  • Favorite!

    This is definitely my favorite of the Tatcha products. This is how I found the company and now I can't imagine myself without it. I have about 8 packets, keeping one in every place I can think of, with extras in case I run out. Since all of my friends have these too,we have daily blotting sessions and see who has the most and least amount of oil on their sheet. Do not know what I would do without them.
  • Superb

    Super product and I love the big size. I keep one in my handbag, in my car and in my bathroom. Absolutely wonderful customer service. Very personalized packaging and fast delivery. High quality company; I want to work for Tatcha!
  • Makeup stays in place

    I used the Tatcha beauty papers mid-day to try to rid my face of some T-zone shine. They seemed to pick up quite a bit of oil and my make-up didn't move at all. My t-zone wasn't totally matte after use but it was much better than before. Overall, this is a great product for people with combination skin but may not the best for someone who is more oily.
  • Oiliness is over

    i really like this product because it removes excess oil that can build up throughout the day without ruining my makeup. It's a quick way to get a fresh "clean" face between work and dinner without having to wash your face to start over, or caking on more make up. Only reason I didn't give this a 5, not sure if my skin is really THAT oily or if the product is not big enough. I feel like I need to use 2 to really get the job done.
  • Matte skin

    I have active skin which results in excess oil production. This problem has always tended to make my skin appear oily on a day-to-day basis and also in photographs. I have begun to use these leaflets on a daily basis and they leave my skin looking fantastic by removing excess oily. I cannot imagine going through the day without using one.

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