Daily Desire: Japanese Blotting Papers

Michele Zipp
oil blotting papers

Photo from Tatcha

The only thing worse than having oily skin is the way the blotting paper looks after I use one. It's embarrassing how oily I can get.

Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers ($12 for 30 sheets) look more like stationary than oil spill cleaners.

Using one (or three) would make blotting that much more acceptable for public viewing.

Well, actually it won't -- I'll still do it in private, but they sure are pretty.

These papers are Tatcha's 300 year old Japanese secret and are said to give you a "petal fresh complexion." Hey, I want that! They are all natural and made of gold flakes and abaca leaf (from a banana-like plant).

They might be worth the splurge, don't you think?

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