Shine Be Gone
These totally bring me back to high school when I was first introduced to them by way of Clean and Clear. My cousin and I would use them endlessly- sheet after sheet until they were no longer transparent. Many of my friends were even convinced that the whole oil blotting thing was a hoax. There was no way our faces were that greasy and you see, "you can press it against anything and the sheet'll change."
This was something that our prepubescent minds couldn't wrap our heads around. However, the wiser more sophisticated, adult me (said with a side wink, mouth open) fully understands the magic of this ancient, geisha beauty secret dating back almost 300 years!
Tatcha is the Rolls Royce of blotting papers. Not only are they made from 100% Abaca leaf (meaning no powders, synthetics or fragrances) each beautiful sheet also has a splattering of real gold flakes, which traditionally is only reserved for the finest quality papers. No wonder these run at $12 a pop for 30 sheets. Though I don't remember when bread was five cents, I do remember buying the Clean and Clear version for less than $4/50 sheets. But warning, you get what you pay for. The Clean and Clear ones contain ingredients like mineral oil and zinc. Weird for something that is supposed to absorb oil.
Anyway, if you are a greasy girl like me but long for a "petal fresh complexion" (sounds geisha wonderful), then give these a try and please, stay away from the cheap stuff.