WHY Beef Tallow?!

When it comes to skincare, there are countless products on the market claiming to be the next miracle solution. However, sometimes the best ingredients can be found in the most unexpected places. One such ingredient is beef tallow, a substance that has been used for centuries for its nourishing and healing properties. In this blog post, we will discuss what beef tallow is and the numerous benefits for the skin.

What is Beef Tallow?

Beef tallow is a rendered form of beef fat. It is made by slowly melting the fat from beef and then allowing it to cool and solidify. This process removes any impurities and leaves behind a pure, creamy white substance. Beef tallow is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E, and K, and antioxidants, making it a powerhouse of nutrients for the skin.


What is the difference between grass finished and grain finished beef tallow?

The difference lies in the diet of the cows. Grass finished beef comes from cows that have been exclusively fed a diet of grass and forage throughout their lives. On the other hand, grain finished beef comes from cows that have been fed a diet of grains, such as corn and soy, in the final stages of their lives.


Why is 100% grass finished beef tallow more beneficial?

  1. Higher nutrient content: Grass finished beef tallow is richer in essential nutrients compared to grain finished beef tallow. The cows that graze on grass have access to a wider range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are then passed on to the tallow. These nutrients include omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K.
  2. Balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio: Grass finished beef tallow has a more favorable omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and promote heart health, while omega-6 fatty acids, when consumed in excess, can contribute to inflammation and various health issues. By choosing grass finished beef tallow, you can help maintain a healthier balance of these essential fatty acids in your diet.
  3. No exposure to antibiotics and hormones: Grass finished cows are typically raised in a more natural and humane environment. They are not given antibiotics or growth hormones, which are commonly used in grain finishing operations. By opting for 100% grass finished beef tallow, you can reduce your exposure to these potentially harmful substances.


Benefits for the Skin

  1. Moisturizes and Nourishes: Beef tallow is an excellent moisturizer for the skin. It penetrates deeply, providing long-lasting hydration and nourishment. The fatty acids in beef tallow help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin soft and supple.
  2. Anti-Aging Properties: The vitamins and antioxidants present in beef tallow help to fight the signs of aging. Vitamin A promotes cell turnover, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals, preventing premature aging.
  3. Soothes Inflammation: Beef tallow has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm irritated and inflamed skin. It can be particularly beneficial for those with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.
  4. Promotes Healing: The high concentration of vitamins and nutrients in beef tallow promotes faster healing of wounds, cuts, and burns. It can also help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Uses of Beef Tallow

  1. Moisturizer: Beef tallow can be used as a moisturizer for both the face and body. It’s an effective treatment for many inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.
  2. Cooking: Beef tallow is an excellent fat to cook with as it is extremely stable when heated. As mentioned, it contains many fat soluble vitamins that support good health.
  3. Hair Conditioner: Beef tallow can also be used as a deep conditioning treatment for dry and damaged hair.

In conclusion, beef tallow is a versatile and beneficial ingredient for the skin. Its moisturizing, nourishing, and healing properties make it a valuable addition to any skincare routine. Abundora’s most popular product, Tallow Balm, is made from 100% grass finished beef. It includes other beneficial ingredients such as Jojoba Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil, to create a the most effective moisturizer for sensitive skin. Check out our 100% natural, non-toxic skincare products to help you achieve the most healthy, radiant skin.