Tallow is a fat that is obtained from the fatty tissues of cattle and sheep. It has been used as a cooking oil, as an ingredient in soaps and cosmetics, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps.
Beef tallow is a natural moisturizer that has been used for centuries to moisturize and heal skin as it penetrates deeply into the skin's surface. This means that tallow will not just sit on top of your skin like other oils, but will actually help heal your skin from within by delivering vitamins and nutrients that are essential for healthy looking skin. How? It is rich in Vitamin E, stearic acid and antioxidants, which help repair the skin and protect it from free radicals that cause premature aging and wrinkles. Additionally, it is made up of triglycerides, which are also found in vegetable oils like coconut oil or olive oil. It is non-comedogenic, (meaning that it does not clog pores) making it a perfect moisturizer for those with oily or acne-prone skin because it will help prevent further breakouts. This is one of the few super moisturizers that is equally beneficial for both dry and oily skin. It borders on magical!
An important part about beef tallow is that it's also an anti-inflammatory agent, so if you have any redness or irritation on your face, this product will help soothe the inflammation caused by these symptoms.
Here at Violet Leaf Skincare, we believe the best thing about beef tallow is that it's completely natural! There are no chemicals or additives in the ingredient list. You won't find any additives like parabens or sulfates either, which are common ingredients in many beauty products today. To top it off we use only grass-fed beef tallow, bypassing all of the potential funky stuff that grain-fed cattle might eat.You’ll find this magical moisturizer not only in our original Face Cream, but also our P/E Balm, Cracked Hands & Feet Balm (coming soon!) and Pain Relief Balm (also coming soon!).