All About Tallow Skin Care

All About Tallow Skin Care

What is Tallow Skin Care?

a bar of blood orange bourbon bergamot tallow soap by vellum street soaps sits on a wooden counter top

Tallow skin care is a natural and bio-compatible approach to skincare that utilizes animal fat, specifically beef or lamb fat, as the main ingredient in skincare products. It has been used for centuries and is known for its nourishing and moisturizing properties.

Why Choose Tallow Skin Care?

Tallow is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin. These vitamins help to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, promoting a youthful and radiant complexion.

What's Special About Our Tallow Skin Care Products?

Our tallow skin care products are made by Philadelphia local business called Vellum Street. Vellum Street is dedicated to reducing food waste through their cosmetics so they partner with local regenerative farms where they can be sure the animals and land are being cared for to source their tallow.

In addition to using local tallow as the base of their products, they partner with a number of local businesses to repurpose their food waste into their soaps and salves! Spent orange peels from a water ice stand are infused into tallow with spent bourbon grains for a mouth-watering blood orange bourbon bergamot soap. Cherry pits lend their scent to the uber Philly 'cherry wooder ice' scent. Rose petals from local florists become 'matcha mint rose'.

For a more stripped back take on tallow skin care, check out Vellum Street's Fat Marshmallow soap and tallow skin fluff. Scented only with an infusion of vanilla bean and marshmallow root for its anti-inflammatory properties, it's a super simple way to take care of your skin.

Benefits of Tallow Skin Care

1. High in Vitamins: Tallow is a natural source of vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are known for their skin-enhancing properties. These vitamins help to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote overall skin health.

2. Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Tallow is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining a healthy skin barrier. These fatty acids can help to lock in moisture, prevent dryness, and protect the skin from environmental damage.

3. Bio-Compatible: Tallow is biologically similar to the oils naturally produced by our skin, making it highly compatible with our skin's natural chemistry. This means that tallow-based skincare products are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions.

4. Noncomodogenic: Tallow is noncomodogenic, meaning it does not clog pores. This makes it suitable for most skin types.

How to Incorporate Tallow Skin Care into Your Routine

a jar of vellum street's fat marshmallow whipped tallow skin fluff sits on a wooden counter top next to a bar of fat marshmallow tallow bar soap

1. Cleanser: Use a tallow-based cleanser to gently remove dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin without stripping away its natural moisture.

2. Moisturizer: Apply a tallow-based moisturizer to hydrate and nourish your skin. The rich vitamins and fatty acids in tallow can help to improve skin texture and promote a healthy glow.

3. Body Care: Tallow can also be used in body care products such as body butters and balms to moisturize and soothe dry skin.


Tallow skin care offers a natural and effective way to nourish and care for your skin. With its high vitamin content, omega 3 fatty acids, and bio-compatible properties, tallow-based skincare products can help improve skin health and promote a radiant complexion. Incorporate tallow skin care into your routine and experience the benefits of this ancient skincare ingredient.

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