Beef tallow is a form of rendered fat that comes from gently extracting extra fat deposits after processing cow meat. The fat is slowly melted to preserve nutrients and separate it from the interior fat tissue, called suet. It’s solid at room temperature, usually sold in a jar like coconut oil or as a solid beef tallow block.
Grass-fed tallow is what will change your skin for the better.
Grass-fed cows produce tallow full of vitamins and minerals your skin needs to thrive.
Beef tallow acts as a safe and economical superfood for your skin when applied topically
Nutrient Content You Gain From Using Tallow for Skin
- Vitamin A – Encourages the production of collagen, elastin, and healthy skin cells. This helps strengthens tissue to keep skin firm, smooth and youthful. On top of that, it has the ability to heal a variety of skin issues, like acne. It can also help slow down the effects of aging on your skin.
- Vitamin D – Contributes to skin cell development, repair, metabolism, and immune function. It’s able to protect and rejuvenate your skin by protecting against free radicals that cause premature aging.
- Vitamin K – Plays an important role in skin tone, texture, and overall health. It can soothe skin inflammation and irritation while helping speed up your healing.
- Vitamin E – Repairs and reverses free radical damage. This powerful antioxidant can deeply hydrate and promote healing in your skin’s physical appearance.
→ Beef tallow is incredibly effective in improving skin cell health due to the similar makeup it has to our skin. Our cell membranes are mostly fatty acids, with at least 50% being saturated fats. Tallow is also made up of about 50% saturated fats – with the remaining being monounsaturated fats.
Having such a similar makeup means that beef tallow is incredibly compatible with our cell biology. This translates to a powerful experience that nourishes and boosts our cell health.
And as you know, skin health starts at a cellular level.
→ Another indication of its positive impact on our skin is its similarity to sebum. Sebum is the oily, waxy substance that moisturizes, lubricates, and protects your skin. Both sebum and tallow are mainly comprised of triglycerides (which have effective emollient + skin-replenishing properties).
Grass-Fed Tallow when coupled with the healing properties of essential oils packs a big punch of benefits.
Application Tips for Tallow
Now that we’ve covered the details let’s zoom back a bit to be sure you can get the most out of this nutrient-dense fat. Here are some of our best application tips for using tallow for skin.
A little bit goes a long way,
Tallow is safe + effective for every area of the body (even for babies!)