Why We Use Tallow in Our Skincare

February 16, 2022

brick of grass fed tallow used in nefertem skincare

Because we saw first-hand how well it improved our skin. 

After we got past the "yuck" idea of using cow fat, and learning about the incredible benefits of grass fed tallow, we decided to give it a try. 

We found that it absorbed quickly, wasn't greasy, and really kept our skin from drying out. 

The texture was similar to shea butter and it didn't smell beefy like we thought it would.

Impressive. We were hooked. 

bowl of grass fed tallow used in nefertem skincare

What is Tallow?

Tallow is purified cow fat from the nutrient-dense suet found around the cow's organs. It's harvested after the cow is butchered for its meat, rendered, and progressively filtered until pure.


Why Grass Fed?

Grass fed tallow, like we use in our skincare, comes from cattle that has specifically been allowed to live like nature intended: open pasture, green grass and sunshine which produces a tallow that is rich in specific essential fatty acids not found in ANY modern-day skin care.

In addition, these grass-fed cattle are raised without the use of hormones, steroids, or antibiotics, unlike the inhumanely-raised, "factory-farmed cattle" which produce tallow with dangerous chemical byproducts present.


Benefits of Grass-Fed Tallow

Grass-fed tallow is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K, vital minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It also happens to be damn-near identical to our skin's oil (sebum), so naturally, it absorbs better and faster. 


How Do We Use Tallow in our skincare?

We use tallow as a base oil in our soapsmoisturizers, and herbal joint cream.

We combine it with other organic ingredients (shea butter, essential oils, etc...), in small batches, weekly, to ensure freshness. 


Learn More About the Benefits of Tallow

Tallow is one of our favorite talking points, so we've written a lot about it. The best, most comprehensive article about the benefits of tallow for skin and how we got involved with it is here: Beef Tallow for Skin: Who Knew

But this article is great too: 5 Reasons To Use Tallow on Your Skin



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