Below are answers to some common questions about tallow.
Why is tallow good for your skin?
Tallow is known for its high concentration of oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. Our skin contains these acids as well, but their levels–especially the level of palmitic acid–decrease as we age. By replenishing these acids with tallow, we prevent dryness, cracking, and other signs of aging skin. Tallow is also packed with vitamins A, D, E, and K. After just a few days of use, you’ll feel your skin becoming softer and notice it becoming more radiant.
Does tallow clog pores?
No. Tallow does not clog pores. Just the opposite. Because tallow is all-natural and so chemically similar to our own skin it absorbs quickly into our skin cells.
Will tallow go bad?
Eventually, yes. But tallow and all Really Not Vegan™ products are shelf stable at room temperature for at least six months.
Are tallow and suet the same thing?
No, but tallow is made from suet. Suet is raw and surrounds the kidneys of beef and mutton. Suet contains fat, water, and connective tissues. Tallow is made by slowly rendering the fat from suet and then cleaning it with salt, water, and heat.