Organic, Grass Fed Tallow is rich in the same kinds of fatty acids that are found in our own skin. This means it is easily absorbed into the skin which improves the structure and appearance. Organic, grass fed tallow contains fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E & K and Vitamin B12.
The beneficial fatty acids found in tallow include;
• Stearic acid and Oleic acid: Found in the protective outer layer of the skin and in sebum. Have moisturising, regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. Oleic acid (Omega 9) also helps the other active components penetrate deeply into the skin.
• CLA (conjugated linolenic acid): Has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
• Palmitoleic acid (Omega 7): Is the most active anti-microbial found in our sebum. It is the basic building block of our skin.
• Palmitic acid: Aids with smoothing the appearance of skin and helps to improve barrier protection.
Where does tallow come from?
Tallow is the rendered down beef fat from around the kidneys known as suet. I source my suet from Carnivore in Mt Torrens and render the tallow by hand it in our home. Carnivore are a local, small producer of organic and grass fed beef. Suet would normally go to landfill. Such a waste!
Tallow is obviously not for vegans and is clearly labelled to prevent any confusion.