About Us


Our founder Gabriella, (otherwise known as Belle!), started making tallow based skincare because she suffered severe and painful eczema at an early age. 

She's always been mindful of what she puts on her skin from that experience, and after working in the beauty industry for a decade for iconic brands like Rimmel, Bondi Sands and Mermade Hair she decided it was time to nurture her own brand with a product that she truly believed in that could help heal skin. 



Tallow is considered one of the original skincare ingredients because, across the globe and back since ancient Rome — back to some of the earliest mentions of skincare — tallow has been used to nourish, restore and protect skin from even some of the harshest conditions. It was a customary and effective skincare application that could ease chapped and irritated skin and maintain vibrant health.

Tallow fell out of the mainstream spotlight as modern society migrated towards a “fat-free” lifestyle. Additionally, it became cheaper and easier for commercial skincare companies to add petroleum- and water-based fillers to products rather than packing products full of healthy fats such as tallow.

We specifically source 'leaf' tallow which is the nutrient-dense tallow that encases the animal’s organs. This tallow is white and firm and packed with essential vitamins A, D, E & K not to mention the same fatty acids (oleic and linoleic) as human skin.

Tallow is an incredibly sustainable, earth-friendly ingredient that is a often an unused byproduct of beef production. 


  • Tallow is incredibly compatible with our skin, with both having a similar fatty-acid profile.
  • It’s packed with bioavailable vitamins and nutrients that your skin needs for optimal health— fat-soluble vitamins  A, D, E & K — in a form that’s easy for your skin to use.
  • It’s also loaded with fatty acids that have a similar profile to our cell membranes, allowing it to penetrate the cell walls of our skin in a way a plant’s biology can’t.
  • It is easily absorbed, penetrating your skin’s lipid barrier (where most water- and plant-based moisturizers just sit on top of the skin, having very little penetration) and nourishing deep into the skin.
  • Plants and animals nourish in different ways and, in the places they do overlap, animal products usually have a more dense concentration of nutrients, allowing you to get more from less (and a little is usually all you need to stay moisturized too).
  • Plant-forms of some of the vitamins found in tallow aren’t always present in a form that is easily used by the body, but there are components in tallow that help your body activate and use these fat-soluble vitamins. 
  • Why do we need fat-soluble vitamins? They’re a powerhouse for skin health, contributing to collagen and elastin production, skin cell development, free radical protection, and helping the skin heal among other things. 
  • Belle Tallow is made from grass-fed cows raised in the Central Coast, which gives it unique health properties for the skin, such as its higher nutrient content, including Omega 3 fatty acids and higher concentrations of Vitamin E.
  • The grass-fed cows we use are produced in a way that positively impacts the earth. In fact, regenerative agriculture can actually decrease greenhouse gases and restore the soil.

Meanwhile, mono crops and commercial farming — which contribute to most of the plant-based products and oils on the market — can be incredibly destructive to the soil. 

    Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs whatever you put on it. It’s as important to have animal fats in your skincare as it is in your diet!