Thursday, October 1, 2009


Discover Tatcha Aburatorigami. Japanese Blotting Paper for Dry or Oily Skin

TATCHA came beautifully packaged and Nadia added a personal note. :)

One of my beautiful gal pals from college recently gave me the opportunity to experience TATCHA! Thank you Nadia! :)

About TATCHA Aburatorigami:
Abura-tori-gami means “oil blotting paper” in Japanese, but refers specifically to handmade abaca leaf papers used by gold leaf artisans.

TATCHA aburatorigami is the gold standard in this class of blotting papers and available for the first time to women in the US.

Discover a beauty secret that is as brilliant as it is simple

Product History:
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.

Read more about the history of Tatcha aburatorigami.

Properties of TATCHA:
Look closely at a leaflet of Tatcha aburatorigami to see why it is the gold standard in blotting papers.

Lattice Lines. the lattice lines increase the strength and absorbency of each leaflet.

Gold Flakes. Real gold flake found in each leaflet is a mark of authenticity, reserved for the finest papers produced by gold leaf artisans. Will not transfer onto skin.

Size. Nearly 3.75 inch square, the ideal size to freshen up the whole face with just one leaflet.

Ingredients. 100% Abacus Leaf, Gold Flake

Always. All-natural. Biodegradable. Suitable for all skin types. Body, animal and planet friendly.

Key Benefits:
Skin Health
-Removes excess oil that can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
-Minimizes the need for harsh complexion treatment products such as oil control gels, chemicals, primers and powders that can coat and stress skin out.

Natural Look Lovers
-Allows skin’s natural luminosity to shine through by eliminating the need for full face powder.
-Ideal for delicate skin types.

Makeup Lovers
-Helps to create a perfect canvas for makeup.
-Helps to keep make-up looking fresh throughout the day, reducing the need for touch ups.

Right away, I knew these were going to be different from regular blotting sheets. Based on what I had read about TATCHA and the product history. The quality of the product stands out from the packet to the actual blotting sheet. These are about the size of my palm and you can use both sides to effectively remove shine without smudging or smearing your make up. I like to use blotting sheets rather than blotting powder because I hate adding more product to my already made up face. Especially if the weather is hot and or humid! That is grounds for a breakout. This is much easier to carry around in my purse or clutch when I head out & the package doesn't open up if it gets jumbled in my large bag. Some of you know how BIG of a bag I like to carry around!

I wanted to try TATCHA while I was out & about with make up on to see how well the blotting sheets would work. With that said -

Here is a photo of me after running some errands on a warm, Fall afternoon in the 206.
I have sensitive, combination skin and usually have excess shine in the T-zone area of my face. I used one sheet of TATCHA all over my face.

Here is the sheet after blotting my face. Look how TATCHA pulls the shine off my face and onto the sheet! You can see some areas that were untouched and how transparent the sheet becomes after it absorbs.

And this is my face after using TATCHA! Refreshed and less shine! This picture, as well as ALL the photos on my site are never retouched. I never use Photoshop - you will always get HONEST photos that back up my opinions on products and this definitely proves that I am behind this product! :)

Where to buy: Online only for launch at Tatcha
Shipping: Free throughout the US.
$12 for a 1-pack, 30 sheets per pack
$30 for a 3-pack, 30 sheets per pack

Now for some fun! 5 of my U.S. based readers will get the opportunity to experience TATCHA!

How to win: Leave me a comment on why you would love to experience TATCHA before 12:00 AM Thursday 10/8 & I'll choose 5 people at random. Be sure to include an email that I can respond back to. It is that easy! You will get an email from me by Friday 10/9 with the code to redeem for your pack of TATCHA! What are you waiting for? I look forward to hearing from you! :)


Vanilla said...

wow its amazing !
too bad i dont liv ein the US

Tammy said...

OMG!! How did I miss this entry?? I need this!! I am so shiny!! I usually have to use several blotting sheets to remove the oil. Gross! LOL I would love to give this a try!

Sunkissed Nina said...

Would love to try Tatcha. I use the Gatsby blotting film now and while it does an OK job -- your results from Tatcha are pretty goshdarned AWESOME! :-)

Alyssa said...

Oohh I like! They look like they make a big difference from your pics. I love the pretty packaging too! I would love to try them :)

Alyssa said...

Oohh I like! They look like they make a big difference from your pics. I love the pretty packaging too! I would love to try them :)