Healthy, well functioning skin forms a protective barrier that prevents moisture loss and protects against injury, infection and inflammation
Grass fed tallow is a deeply nourishing whole ingredient
It is ultra rich in the same kinds of lipids that are found naturally in youthful, healthy looking skin. Grass fed tallow also contains fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E & K. All intrinsically balanced by nature, with no further improvement or enrichment needed.
The fatty acids in pure grass fed tallow are similar in molecular structure and composition to those found in the protective outer layer of human skin and in naturally produced skin oils (sebum).
This makes grass fed tallow highly skin compatible, allowing it to absorb easily into the skin to improve the protective barrier function of the skin, prevent moisture loss and regenerate the appearance of healthy, youthful looking skin.
For Ecology Creams, certified organic, grass fed beef suet (the highly prized, nutrient-dense fat from around the kidneys) is sourced from carefully selected Australian organic farmers.
It is processed with care by hand and gently rendered at low heat to produce a super-high quality, pure tallow that is worthy of being our #1 Hero Ingredient.
The cows are ethically farmed using certified organic practices. They live relatively stress free and eat their natural diet, multiple varieties of grass and green forage.
This means their fat stores have an optimal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 essential fatty acids, almost 1:1.
Ecology Skincare is also practising incredible sustainability.
We are re-purposing an animal by-product that would otherwise be discarded, and turning it into a beautifully pure, skin nourishing ingredient.
What makes grass fed tallow so beneficial for skin?
Pure grass fed tallow contains the same kinds of fatty acids that are found naturally in youthful, healthy looking skin
These beneficial fatty acids include:
Stearic acid and Oleic acid
These are both found in the protective outer layer of the skin and in sebum. These fatty acids have moisturising, softening, regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. Stearic acid improves skin’s suppleness and flexibility, aiding with damage repair and barrier function. 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. Palmitoleic acid is also a basic building block of our skin, but it’s production declines with age.
Aids with smoothing the appearance of skin and helps to improve barrier protection. It’s production in skin also declines with age.
An optimal balance of essential fatty acids, Alpha-Linolenic (Omega 3) and Linoleic acids (Omega 6), in a ratio of almost 1:1.
These essential fatty acids have a role in maintaining the structural integrity and barrier function of skin, they also influence inflammatory and immune responses in the skin.
Vitamins A, D, E and K
All of which are particularly nurturing for the skin, and are only naturally found together in animal products.
All of these qualities together make this Certified Organic, Grass Fed Tallow a very special and unique Hero Ingredient and a solid base for our high quality Ecology Creams