Why Tallow Moisturizer is the Ultimate Moisturizer

May 12, 2022

women applying natural tallow moisturizer to legs

Moisturizing is one of the most important steps you can take when it comes to taking care of your skin. It not only provides a barrier to protect the skin but also provides hydration to your body’s biggest organ. 

Hydrated skin will take years off your age and can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, not all moisturizers are created equal.

Tallow – yes, cow fat – is one standout ingredient that continually sets itself apart from other moisturizing ingredients.

Nefertem Holistic Skincare uses triple-purified tallow from local, organically and humanely-raised, grass-fed cattle, in all our skin formulations. Why? Because purity matters. Learn more about why we use the ingredients we use?

Tallow absorbs quickly.

Grass-fed beef tallow is made up of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, myristic acids, and oleic acid. Due to the similarity in structure of cow fatty acids to the composition of sebum in the human skin, tallow is easily absorbed when applied topically.

women applying natural moisturizer to hands

Full of vitamins and antioxidants.

Considering that tallow is fat, it’s no wonder that it is chock full of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K.

Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is a popular ingredient added to many mainstream skin moisturizers on the market for its ability to reduce signs of aging and pigmentation spots. 

Vitamin E contains antioxidant properties that are responsible for skin maintenance and photoprotection of the skin. Vitamin D assists with premature skin aging and Vitamin K helps expedite wound healing and minimizes scar formation.

Tallow contains antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties allowing it to aide in soothing inflamed skin.

bowl with grass-fed tallow

Essential building blocks for cell membranes.

Not only does tallow contain a combination of Omega fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, but it also is made up of saturated fat. This particular type of fat provides vital nutrients to cell membranes which gives your skin a smooth look.

Healthy cell membranes protect against toxins, pollutants, and UV exposure. They simultaneously help skin cells stay hydrated and fight against skin dryness and flakiness.

Healthy cell membranes keep skin looking plump and healthy, minimize fine lines, and help protect the skin from free radicals. 

Tallow is a great addition to your daily skin regimen. Help your skin become smoother, brighter, plumper, and more radiant with one of nature’s most powerful, natural skin moisturizers.

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