Tallow is a powerful moisturiser loaded with a wealth of nutrients, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. While some may cringe at the sound of rubbing cow fat on their face, the ones who’ve tried it can’t do without it.
Tallow is luxurious, nourishing and full of lipids that work harmoniously with our skin’s oil called sebum.
Here are just 3 of the reasons why you should use beef tallow on your skin:
#1 – HEALTHY FATS LEAD TO HEALTHY SKIN
Tallow contains the same fats or lipids found in healthy, supple human skin. Lipids are found in abundance in the membrane of every cell in our bodies. They are responsible for the free flowing of liquids (aka moisture) in and out of our cells. Lipids are beneficial because they create a protective, yet permeable barrier that prevents infection, maintains moisture, flexibility and structure of the cell. Tallow is believed to prevent dryness at the cellular level without suffocating the skin’s barrier as do petroleum-based lotions.
#2 – PROMOTES YOUTHFUL-LOOKING SKIN
Beef tallow, rendered from grass-fed cattle, is loaded with vitamins A, D & K and antioxidants. One of which is vitamin E, known to promote rejuvenation of the skin by fighting free radicals that can cause wrinkles. Vitamin E has also been shown to prevent the breakdown of collagen. Vitamin D has the ability to restore vibrancy in skin.
#3 – HARMONIOUS BALANCE BETWEEN TALLOW AND SEBUM
Tallow and sebum (the oil in our skin) share many of the same lipids or fats in similar concentrations. Some believe that it is this similarity that allows tallow to absorb deep within the layers of the skin.
We argue that tallow is the single best ingredient to use as a moisturiser. It’s 100% natural, shares many of the same fatty acids as our skin and absorbs very quickly. Personally, it has transformed my hands from cracked and rough to smooth.