Tallow and why we love it.


We love Tallow, for most people the mere mention of the word Tallow on skin conjures up fear but at BARE MOO we are unrepentant in it's praise of this highly prized skin food. Tallow has been used for centuries by our ancestors, it was traditional used for medical salves, where it was combined with medical plants and herbs then applied to the skin to assist in healing, it only fell out of fashion 50 years ago when two weak reports, whose findings have instructed the western diet for the past 50 years and led to our fear of fat.

Tallow is a wonderful skin food as it is truly 100% natural. Not only is tallow NOT bad for you, it has an abundance of properties essential to our well being.

Tallow is now making a comeback! Grass fed tallow is extremely different from its industrially raised grain fed counterpart. Tallow from grass fed cows raised the organic way contains a much higher mineral and nutrient dense profile and contains higher levels of vitamins. We can see that our ancestors were onto something! The fatty acids found in our organic grass-fed tallow are ultra-rich, incredibly compatible and like the structure of the oils (lipids) found in our outer layer of skin (sebum) which makes it highly absorbable which improves the protective barrier function of the skin, prevent moisture loss and regenerates the appearance of healthy, youthful looking skin. It also contains essential vitamins A, D and K as well as vitamin E which are all crucial for our general health as well as our skin health.

We know that the skin is the largest organ of the body and readily absorbs much of what is applied to it, good or bad. That is why so many drugs can be administered through the use of transdermal patches. Therefore, it is a wise precaution not to apply substances to our skin that we would not readily take internally.

The Tallow used in our Bare Moo creams is a high quality, gently rendered animal fat, a by-product of the Irish food industry. The hand rendering of our Tallow takes many hours at a low temperature in our purpose built kitchen overlooking the Irish country side. After the rendering process is completed, we are left with liquid gold, it’s this liquid gold that protects, regenerates and will deeply moisturise your skin, it is as pure a moisturiser as can be.