Tallow - Beef
$5.00/lb. SAP Value:
BEEF FAT RENDERED
Tallow is a powerful moisturizer 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.
Without further adieu, here are just 5 of the reasons why you should use beef tallow on your face (and body)...
#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 does 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. "The intake of natural vitamin E products helps against collagen cross linking and lipid peroxidation, which are both linked to aging of the skin." (source)
Vitamin D has the ability to restore vibrancy in skin. In addition, Vitamin D "induces the expression of antimicrobial peptide genes in human skin and plays a significant role in preventing opportunistic infections." (source)
#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.
I argue that tallow is the single best ingredient to use as a moisturizer. It's 100% natural, shares many of the same fatty acids as our skin and absorbs very quickly. Personally, it has transformed my skin from blotchy and rough to silky smooth and radiant.
#4 - Contains CLA - A powerful Element
Cattle allowed to graze naturally on grass in the sunshine (like ours do) develop large amounts of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. This CLA is primarily stored within the fat cells that surround the cows organs, namely the kidneys.
"Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a naturally occurring compound found in ruminants products, has been shown to possess anticancer properties in vivo and in vitro." (source)
#5 - Intense Moisturizer
Tallow has been employed for THOUSANDS of years for one reason...IT WORKS! Better than arguably any ingredient on the market today, this natural golden oil can provide the kind of intense moisture we need to keep our skin looking plump, smooth and hydrated.
It does not clog the pores, it doesn't leave a greasy feeling and it only needs to be applied once a day.
Even in the dead of winter, even in extremely dry climates, tallow has been proven to moisturize the skin with moisture that lasts all day.
Ever wonder why your great grandmother's skin looked so great? It's probably because she used tallow from the FAMILY COW!
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Tallow contains high concentrations of fat soluble Vitamins A, D, and K (in a balanced combination with their activators) which have a profound impact on skin + overall health. Grass-fed tallow also contains Vitamin E (four times as much as grain-fed cows!), conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is anti-inflammatory as well as palmitoleic acid which has natural antimicrobial properties.
· Vitamin A – Encourages the production of collagen, elastin and healthy skin cells + strengthens tissue to keep skin firm, smooth and youthful while helping to heal skin issues from acne to aging.
Vitamin D – Contributes to skin cell development, repair, metabolism and immune function + protects and rejuvenates skin by protecting against free radicals that cause premature aging.
Vitamin K – Plays an important role in skin tone, texture and overall health + soothes skin inflammation and irritations while helping to speed up the healing process.
Vitamin E – Powerful antioxidant that repairs and reverses free radical damage + deeply hydrates and promotes healing in skin’s appearance.
Tallow is incredibly effective in improving skin cell health due to the similar makeup it has to our skin. Our cell membranes are made up of mostly fatty acids, with at least 50% being saturated fats. Tallow is also made up of about 50% saturated fats – with the remaining amount being monounsaturated – making it compatible with our cell biology and powerfully nourishing for our cell health.
Another indication of its positive impact on our skin is it’s similarity to sebum (the oily, waxy substance that moisturizes, lubricates and protects the skin).
Sebum is even translated to “tallow” in Latin!
Both sebum and tallow are also mainly comprised of triglycerides (which have effective emollient + skin replenishing properties).
Application tips for tallow:
· A little bit goes a long way, as it’s super pure and concentrated (unlike watered-down lotions)
· Tallow is safe + effective for every area of the body (even for babies!)
· It is readily absorbed by the skin (because of their similar structure) leaving skin looking radiant, rather than oily.
Beef tallow has been a long standing tradition and powerful healing ingredient for centuries – which is why a number of our products contain this precious element.
Remember! It’s crucial to choose tallow from grass-fed cows, and to stay far away from tallow from conventionally-raised cows, as toxins from poorly raised cattle often settle in their fat tissue – gross!
Beef tallow for beautiful skin doesn’t seem so strange anymore does it? Try it out, your skin + whole self will be better because of it!