Those of us with oily Skin will know how annoying it is to have a permanent shine of your face throughout the day.
Unlike toilet paper or even tissue, Blotting sheets or blotting papers are made of an extra-absorbent material that usually includes ingredients like rice, cotton, and even flax seed.
Blotting sheets work by soaking up excess oil on the skin, making it look and feel more matte.
If you don't want your complexion to be completely shine-free, you can use the sheets to target specific areas while leaving others — like your cheeks — still dewy.
Blotting papers won’t disrupt your makeup and are convenient, making them super-easy for mid-day touch-ups and they're usually pretty inexpensive.
Here is a list of my favorite blotting papers which might just convince you to add blotting sheets to your routine!
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
These sheets can be used with all skin types and are highly absorbent — even with a single sheet.
They don't leave behind any powder or residue and are soft, silky and easy to use all over the face, including around the nose area and the T-zone.
For $6, you really can't go wrong!
$6 for 50 sheets (Shop Now)
Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens
Known for its blotting papers, as you’ll see below, Boscia offers several different types, including these ones which are infused with black bamboo charcoal.
These sheets are made from 100% Natural Abaca Tree Fiber and Black Bamboo Charcoal reducing excess shine without disturbing your makeup.
Black Bamboo Charcoal deeply cleanses and detoxifies pores, helping to keep skin looking clear and flawless.
The high quality Abaca Tree Fiber gives the sheets a soft and silky feel.
They are perfect for on-the-go fixes and it has a refreshing black tea fragrance.
Boscia also developed its blotting papers to be free of synthetic fragrances and chemicals, earning them a "Clean" seal at Sephora.
$10 for 100 sheets (Shop Now)
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
Another great product by Boscia!
These blotting sheets are designed to soothe skin, absorb excess oil, and mattify complexion without smudging makeup.
They are also made with 100% Natural Abaca Tree Fiber and have a mix of Green Tea Extract, Jojoba leaf and Willowherb.
Green Tea Extract is a powerful antioxidant that provides natural antibacterial benefits. It soothes and protects skin.
Jojoba leaf is another powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent free radical damage caused by pollution, UV rays, and other environmental irritants.
Willowherb is a natural skin-calming botanical that helps to alleviate inflammation and redness.
These sheets are free of preservatives, artificial fragrance, color, gluten, and ethanol alcohol.
$10 for 100 sheets (Shop Now)
E.L.F. Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets
These blotting papers from E.L.F. are my favorite go-to blotting paper and worth picking up for the price alone.
The package comes with 30 green tea-infused sheets that remove oil and help to reduce the appearance of texture on the skin.
The woven texture of the sheets soaks up oil, eliminating shine and keeps skin matte for hours.
Green Tea Extract is an antioxidant helping protect your skin against environmental pollutants and is also an anti-inflammatory agent - it will soothe your skin and help prevent redness.
The Travel pack fits neatly into your purse or bag for on-the-go touch-ups.
I almost always have a pack stored in my bag, at home, and at my desk at all times.
$1 for 30 sheets (Shop Now)
Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Green Tea Blotting Papers
I just came across these ones recently and really liked them.
Besides the adorable packaging, which made me buy them in the first place, they are highly effective at getting the oil, too.
They come in a variety of different types including mulberry, charcoal, and green tea, I chose Green tea.
They are made with 100% natural Chinese yam paper and enriched with green tea to soothe sensitive, acne-prone skin.
These immediately absorb oil, mattify, and soften the skin while leaving your makeup looking flawless.
What makes this one different from others is they are packaged in a lightweight plastic carrying case that includes a reusable puff and 5 adhesives for the puff, press and attach puff adhesive onto a fresh sheet of blotting paper and blot on the skin.
$8 for 50 sheets (Shop Now)
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