The Amazing Benefits of Tallow for Skin

If you've never tried tallow before, your missing out! Tallow is extremely nourishing for your skin and contains the organic version of many different skin nutrients that are all a rage in todays beauty scene, except its not man-made from petroleum, and it uses resources that are readily available and ultra-sustainable. It truly is a miracle balm for your skin that our ancestors have used forever for nourished, youthful, glowing skin. 

Tallow is rich in: 

  • Vitamins: A, D, E, K, and B12 

  • Fatty acids: Palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and omega-3s 

  • Choline: A healthy fatty acid 

  • CLA: Conjugated linoleic acid

Vitamin A: Reduces redness, inflammation, and cell damage. Helps skin produce more collagen, fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Protects skin from UV rays, and evens skin tone. Helps to heal skin and repair tissue. Helps the skin produce sebum to keep it moisturized and balanced. 

Vitamin D: Protects from UV light that causes aging, DNA damage, and skin cancer. Promotes wound healing. Has anti-aging properties. maintains the function of the skin barrier. Promotes collagen production.

Vitamin E: Antioxidant that fights premature aging and protects against free radicals. Helps skin absorb & retain water. Strengthens the skins moisture barrier. Fights hyperpigmentation by regulating melanin production. Reduces inflammation. Reduces stretch marks by restoring elasticity and collagen production. Reduces acne scarring and clarifies skin.

B12: Reduces inflammation, fighting acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Balances moisture. Helps your body produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Can help prevent and treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

Palmitoleic acid: Improves skin hydration. inflammatory properties can calm skin irritations and reduce redness. Strengthens the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss and protecting against environmental stressors. May increase skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. May help wounds heal.

Stearic acid: forms a moisture barrier that helps prevent moisture loss. Reduces inflammation. May reduce eczema symptoms. May help to reduce the appearance of age spots, freckles, and other unwanted pigmentation.

Oleic acid: Help moisturize and heal skin. 

Linoleic acid: protects, hydrates, reduces inflammation, regulates sebum production, and enhance cell turnover, making skin smoother and softer.

Omega-3s fatty acids: reduce inflammation, promote hydration, repair damage, improve circulation, treat hyperpigmentation, prevent infections, protect from sun damage, lock in moisture, and improve skin texture by fighting lines and wrinkles. 

Choline: Promotes collagen production, decreases inflammation, hydrates, maintains skins integrity and structure.

CLA: Anti-aging. Balances skins pH. Hydrates. Reduces inflammation and soothes skin. Stimulates collagen production for firmness and elasticity.


Sustainability of beef tallow

At the start of the 20th century and before the boom of Crisco and other toxic vegetable oils, beef tallow was the most commonly used form of fat for cooking.

Not only is this a sustainable source of fat, it is a much better choice for our environment.  Vegetable oils made from palm and canola have been linked to deforestation and a high carbon footprint. Some sources have even mentioned grass-fed beef tallow as having a negative carbon footprint! via 

We source our tallow from North 44, a local, regenerative, grass-fed farm in Bend, Oregon. 

North 44 is certified grass-fed and certified Animal Welfare Approved. Regenerative agriculture approaches the land and cattle as circular ecosystems; essentially, the animals feed the plants, and the plants feed the animals. This greatly reduces the need for endless rows of corn and soy to feed the cattle - everything they need is in the pastures they roam on - how it's supposed to be. These practices heal the soil and turn out happier, lower input, higher quality, cleaner, more nutritionally dense products. 


Learn more about North 44