I recently discovered Britney, the beautiful face behind the Flying Cow brand, on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her. I could tell from the get-go that she was passionate about holistic skincare and wellness. Having struggled with acne, uneven skin tone, and combination (oily, yet dry) skin for most of my life, I was very intrigued by her skincare brand and products. Britney’s brand, Flying Cow, sells a variety of all natural, tallow skincare products.
After exchanging a few DMs, I knew my gut instinct was right: I liked this girl! Britney sent me several different jars of tallow to try and within a few days of use, I could tell the difference! As I share this post, it has now been a full week of consistent use, and my verdict? I absolutely love it and I’m not sure I’ll ever return to conventional lotion/moisturizer. I do plan on sharing personal before and after photos of my skin in a few weeks.
(Side note: Hopefully, y’all know and trust that I would not recommend anything I do not personally use and love. But, if you need a reminder, this is it.)
You are probably thinking, “What the heck is tallow and why would I put it on my skin?” Honestly, I had the same thought at first. So, let’s dive into the what, why, and how of tallow for skincare.
Britney was sweet enough to send me several pieces of educational information about her skincare products, including her personal story and reasons for starting Flying Cow. To read more about the heart behind her brand, visit the Flying Cow website. Disclaimer: all the information shared below is based on Flying Cow content.
The What, Why, and How
Tallow is a naturally occurring oil in animals. Flying Cow uses tallow from organically farmed and grass-fed/finished cows in combination with organic oils (like coconut and essential oils). The amazing quality of these products ensures high amounts of fatty acids and vitamins to benefit and improve the health of our skin.
It may or may not come a surprise to you that our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. As a result, it quickly absorbs all health and beauty products we apply. For this reason alone, we should take extreme caution when it comes to the skincare products we use. Tallow naturally contains an abundance of fat-soluble vitamins and activators (only found in animal fats). These vitamins and minerals provide our skin with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Tallow is specifically helpful with various skin conditions, like acne, eczema, rashes/redness, sunburn, dryness, etc.
Benefits of Tallow:
- Easily absorbed in the skin
- Packed with vitamins A, D, E, and K
- Palmitic Acid (Omega 7)
- Anti-Inflammatory CLA
- Stearic Acid
- Oleic Acid (Omega 9)
The “how” of cow tallow is the fun part. Flying Cow offers several different whipped tallow products, including my personal favorite coffee bean. The various essential oils provide different fragrances and health benefits. The majority of the tallows are applied 1-2 times a day after cleansing. For example, after washing my face by way of the oil cleansing method, I apply tallow in place of moisturizer. However, instructions for each tallow product are provided on every jar.
As Britney shares on her website, if “farm to table” is a thing, why isn’t “farm to face?” What we apply to our skin is just as important as the foods we put into our bodies.
In fact, I have been so impressed with Britney’s sweet heart and “farm to skin” products that I asked her to host a giveaway for my readers. So, head on over to my Instagram account to enter to win a variety pack of tallow skincare from Flying Cow! And, through May 18th, take advantage of 10% off tallow products by using the coupon code: SPOONS10.