Save yourself the extra step and expense of adding a serum to your nighttime routine! Invigorate and revitalize your skin with the power of three synergistic antioxidants: Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, and Astaxanthin. Night time application allows your skin to heal itself while you sleep. But use it anytime you wish.
We know how well tallow absorbs into human skin and that's why we're such fans of infusions for maximum benefit. We improved this balm by eliminating the fragile carrier oils in our previous formulation and by adding potent actives.
When considering options for actives, retinoids were a natural candidate. But we quickly realized its redundance because water buffalo specific tallow is naturally rich in retinol. Unlike in cattle, a buffalo's highly efficient rumen converts beta carotene consumed into its safest and most bioavailable form of retinol! (That's why buffalo fat is never yellow*.) Each 3.3 oz jar contains approximately 100 iu of naturally occurring retinol!
We use a mixture of water buffalo tallow and a pure, buttery beef fat so that the basis of this balm is strictly bovine based. This base is then infused with whole food sources of Vitamin C including acerola, camu camu, and rose hips. Plantain is a Native American secret for intensive skin repair (look out wrinkles!) Salicin in white willow bark helps exfoliate dead skin cells. With the addition of astaxanthin and CoQ10, Night Repair Balm is a potent treatment that works to reverse photo damage and nourish maturing skin. The antioxidants in this balm give it a rich color that ranges from light pink to tan.
This tallow balm is available unscented or lightly scented with sleepy-time essential oils of clary sage and chamomile.
Note: Our supply of water buffalo tallow is limited so this product may be unavailable at times. Buffalo Gal Grassfed Beauty has grown so much lately that we face some supply issues. When we run out, we run out!
* A yellow hue in beef fat, just like in butter, is likely an indicator of the presence of beta carotene, a good thing! It is eventually converted to retinol in our bodies, but must first penetrate the skin, enter the bloodstream and be carried to the liver where this conversion occurs.
Natural Ingredients for Skincare and Their Benefits
Grassfed Buffalo Tallow — Rendered from our family’s herd of water buffalo, this exceptionally nutritious fat is the basis of all our products. Be sure to read about the amazing benefits of our 100% grassfed tallow here. We also use lower viscosity beef tallow in order to eliminate the need for carrier oils in this formulation.
Organic Acerola — A powerful source of Vitamin C derived from cherries.
Organic Camu Camu — Derived from a shrub, camu camu berries are a potent source of Vitamin C, amino acids and phytochemicals.
Organic Rosehips — Taken from the part of the rose flower just below the petal, rose hips are also a powerful natural source of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is naturally found in skin, mostly the epidermis and some in the dermis. Collagen collapse is a major cause of wrinkles. Vitamin C regulates the synthesis of collagen and it does this by hydroxylating collagen, which makes it more stable and improves the way it supports the epidermis. L-ascorbic acid is known for its instability, however, it is more stable in animal fats at a lower pH in this whole food form.
Organic White Willow Bark — White willow bark is a natural form of salicylic acid, which is a familiar component of many acne treatment products thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects. Salicin can slow signs of aging by reducing the appearance of pores, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Salicin is exfoliating and acne-reducing. It also contains polyphenols that contribute antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to help protect against sun damage and premature aging.
Organic Plantain — This Native American remedy for rapid skin repair is excellent for anti-wrinkling and a good source of vitamin C.
Astaxanthin - A rare, deep red-colored carotenoid found in micro-algae, is perhaps the most powerful antioxidant available in nature. On its own has a profound ability to protect skin against UV damage, dryness, and premature wrinkles. In comparison, astaxanthin is 800 times stronger than CoQ10 and 6000 times stronger than Vitamin C, and together the three create a broad spectrum of oxidative stress reducing elements.
Q-Max (TM) - Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance present in every cell of the human body. It is vital to the production of energy within cells. It is also a very powerful antioxidant or free radical scavenger. Topically applied, CoQ10 can penetrate the cell layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and may lessen the depth of wrinkles due to photo aging, as well as epithelial cell turnover. Plus, it increases the effectiveness of vitamin C! We chose this trademarked form of CoQ10 because of its stability and credibility in the natural skincare industry.
Essential Oil Blend - Clary Sage, German Chamomile, and Roman Chamomile, chosen for their skin calming and sleep promoting benefits. Chamomile essential oil also contains alpha bisabolol, known for its tissue regeneration booster properties and proven to be topically effective in repairing epidermal sun damage!