Health Is Beauty

Summer Skin Savior: Tatcha Facial Blotting Sheets (Aburatorigami)

Last month, my personalized Goodebox sampler included one of the best beauty products I’ve ever used. Tatcha’s Original Aburatorigami are largeish sheets of abaca paper that perfectly absorb oil from the skin without drying it at all.

Ideal for summer, you can use both sides of these sheets to remove shine, even over makeup (I use them so I don’t have to keep adding layers of powder when I get shiny). They are ideal for hot, sticky summer days. After having used other blotting papers in the past by various companies, I’m now a devotee of Tatcha.

(I keep my used sheets in my bag and compost them in my backyard system when I get home!)

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.