Keeping face fresh and smooth
New Grapefruit Refreshing Scent!
Affordable and unassuming, these made-in-Japan blotting sheets in a special warm pink shade are nonetheless unlike the non-descript browns, beiges, blues and sheer whites this type of product typically comes in. The more commonly found Clean and Clear blue blotters may fulfil a practical need but these lovely pink sheets are so much more feminine and striking than the obsequious original. Indeed, the blue sheets, while functional, look almost sterile next to these cheerful looking, pretty pink ones!
Like its blue counterpart, this wonderful product blots beautifully. It doesn’t strip moisture from the face and keeps makeup intact (I love this!). If you have never used this product before, you will need to know that you first have to peel off the sticker on the inner panel. Next, you should press the lid of the slim box gently, while lifting up the base of the box, so that the sticker can adhere to the sheet. It sounds a tad complicated but once you see the box, you will understand it in a flash. Fret not about the sticker, it is not very sticky, just enough to allow the sheet to adhere and be lifted out. It leaves no residue on the sheet and instead, allows you to easily remove the sheet from the box.
A caveat – the scent can be overwhelming at times. If you are averse to fragrance, this might not be the product for you. The closed box can sit in my makeup bag and infuse everything with its scent. Pleasant as the scent may be, I am certain not everyone will be keen that this happens.
The original blue sheets retail at ¥280. I’m not certain if the same price applies to the grapefruit scented ones, as the blue ones cost less than the pink ones in Singapore. You can purchase these from onatoko.com at under US$5 or from eBay.
Ingredients: polypropylene, fragrance, iron oxide.