Let's start off by talking about what tallow IS!
Suet is the fat the encompasses the internal organs of a cow. Since it protects the nutrient rich organs like the liver, kidney, and heart, it actually contains many of the same nutrients also found in those organs.
This fat is collected, and then cooked low and slow over a long period of time separating out the liquid fat from the hard fat. The end result is a beautiful, white and creamy substance, with little to no odor. THIS is Tallow!
This substance is incredibly high in vitamin A, D, K and E, along with their fat soluble activators. It’s also high and conjugated linoleic acids, also known as CLA’s, which are anti-inflammatory . So while plant-based fats and oils are great, we believe that animal based fats make a great addition to your daily skincare routine.
It's sustainable (when sourced responsibly)
All of the tallow that we use comes from Fatworks Foods, who sources their suet from small, family owned farms that are based in the good ol' U S of A! Many of the farmers that Fatworks works with are practicing regenerative practices, which means they're actually regenerating the soil! Some of the farms that they source through Marin Sun Farms and Deck Family Farm.
Many commonly used skincare ingredients are produced in a lab, not taken from nature. Tallow is a truly natural ingredients! Also, many skincare products are designed to sit on a store shelf for years, which requires intense preservation. Tallow is an incredibly shelf-stable fat. If you've ever used it for cooking, you'll know that it can sit on your counter for months, and never go rancid!
Suet from grass-fed cows is incredibly high in Vitamins A, D, K and E, along with their fat soluble activators. It’s also high and conjugated linoleic acids (aka CLA's), which are anti-inflammatory. If you're interested in reading more about the nerdy science, check out the results of our recent eczema research study HERE!
OK, OK, we also hate the term anti-aging. But sometime's you've gotta use certain words to get the attention of google & improve your SEO!
But seriously...whether you say anti-aging, or "aging gracefully", we promise you that grass-fed tallow is an ingredient that will nourish & heal your skin!
You can find tallow in most of our products, including our Fat Sticks, Body and Baby Butta, Stank Stop Deodorant and Myrrhaculous Face Cream. We've made sure that you can use tallow all over your entire body!
If you have any questions at all about tallow, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! And as always...Your Skin is Your Largest Organ, Treat it Well!