I am in absolute love with VT Tallow Balms. Unlike any of the lotion, potions or oils I've tried throughout my life, Tallow Balm actually does what you say it does –it moisturizes deeply, lasts long and a little goes a long way. I live in NYC and every winter like clockwork I dread the cold, dry weather because it causes the skin between my fingers to crack and bleed. My cuticles also deteriorate and peel causing extreme pain especially during my hot yoga classes. My lips are left dry, irritated and windblown. Ouch! These problems have worsened every year. I remember the day I received my order of Tallow Balm. I had this very specific spot on my left pointer finger that felt a lot like fine grain sandpaper (so un-ladylike!). I wanted to use this as a 'test spot' and thought it would be some sort of miracle to heal skin this rough in the dead of winter. I applied the Tallow Balm on day one and couldn't feel the rough patch by day two. It has not returned since. My skin results this winter? For the first time in 5 NYC winters, I have healed the dry, cracked spots between my fingers and the cuticle issues. My lips have stayed mostly healthy and moisturized. In general with daily use, I notice that scars heal beautifully with the balm and I like using it as a facial moisturizer. Your products are always an arm's length away as I keep a jar in all of my bags, at my office and multiples at home because I have proof that it works. Thanks so much for making these products available!
—Terran, New York, New York
I have been using Vintage Tradition for a few years now. My boyfriend and brother are now customers. My cousin was visiting and her face was so dry it was "falling off"!! I only had my travel stick with me, so I cut some Tallow Balm off and put it in a bowl for her to use at bedtime. This morning she let me know, "All healed up, in one day, because of you and your animal fat miracle stick!!!" :) Thank you for such an amazing product!
—Lauren, Walnut Creek, California
During the winter, my hands get so dry they often crack and bleed. As soon as I received the tallow balm, I scrubbed my hands with a fingernail brush to remove the dry skin and applied the tallow balm several times before going to bed. The next day, the roughness was completely gone and my skin was soft again. I absolutely love my tallow balm! Every day I apply the tallow, the healthier my hands are.
—Patra, North Beach, Maryland
These balms have repaired my dry skin overnight. I don't think I had appreciated how dry my skin was before using them. I suppose I got used to my skin over the years and when I thought it held moisture and was healthy, in fact it was only superficially moisturised. It sounds bizarre but I can actually feel that my skin accepts the tallow and they work synergistically together. It doesn't feel greasy at all when it sinks in. I've always hated hand cream as even when it absorbed it would feel greasy. But this sinks in so well and seemingly to layers of the skin that other products never reached. My skin looks better in every way possible and continues to improve. I'm a complete convert for life. Also the slightly manly smell is my favourite, although all the scents are elegant and lovely.
—Unknown in Product Reviews
I just found a sample jar of Tallow Balm tucked way in the back of a cabinet. I've been glopping on all kinds of guck to help my poor dry hands. Well, I'm now typing with tallowed hands. I hardly had to apply any of this at all, and it's like I have new hands. I've been using other lotions like mad, and applying again, and again, and again with no luck. Just from these little samples, I keep falling in love with tallow all over again.
—Mary Ann, Ruston, Louisiana
This stuff is awesome. I buy it for my 2 year old son that gets horrible dry skin in the cold winter months. Last year it was cracked and bleeding and looked so uncomfortable. After using the balm for maybe 3 days after his bath, his skin is smooth and no longer scaly and cracking. Totally worth a try for any and all skin problems or just for normal daily use. Works like a charm!
—Pam on amazon.com
Best natural product I have found for deep moisturizing
I have had severely dry skin on my face and body and I've tried many many products both natural and not, trying to restore the moisture and firmnesss of my skin. Having some severe allergies and sensitivities it's been difficult finding a good product that works. Came across this product while scouring the internet for solutions for a bad sunburn and have used it for a few months now. It instantly worked to make my skin soft and smooth on my face, helped heal and soothe my sunburned skin quickly, and it's also helping with my dry cracked heels from summer heat and pool dehydration.
—Anonymous in Product Reviews
This is the best thing ive ever found for my skin!!
I've struggled with dry skin and acne at same time forever. I've tried everything and never could get rid of one without irritating the other. I decided to try this after a friend recommended it and I AM SO GLAD I DID!!! No weird chemicals to irritate no drying out just awesome moisturizing and my face is now clear and soft!!! I put 2 lemon essential oil drops in it run between my palms and put on face in the am and at night. I am so happy to have clear skin and no dry peeling parts either! Thank you!!!!!!
—Katie in Product Reviews
Pure skin care
My daughter-in-law introduced me to Vintage Tradition and I've been a loyal customer ever since. I'm a particular fan of the Tallow Balm and use it faithfully every night for both feet and hands to combat dryness and splitting, especially in very cold and dry climates. It's certainly the best product I've ever found to keep skin completely covered against extreme dryness. Don't know what I'd do without it! I love the pureness of its content and all the healing essential oils. Wonderful product.
—C. Fournie in Product Reviews
I have had problems with dry and irritated skin around my mouth area since I was 14. This balm is unbelievable. I really did not think it would be so absorbable and so healthy for my skin. Now, even if my wash my face with strong soap, the skin doesn't just dry out and burn. From my past experiences, no matter how much I spent on skin care creams, none of them really worked, like expensive "organic" formulas from Burt's Bees, Avalon Organics, and so on. I felt they never penetrated my skin, so my skin would not really heal, but this Tallow Balm does penetrate. And I was afraid of tallow derived from cows, because previously some products containing stearic acid like Nivea balms always gave me acne, but no acne breakout from this product. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Finally, I feel like my skin feels and looks healthy. Nothing before this worked. Anyone with skin problems like me ought to know just how beneficial this product can be to repair years of dry skin.
—Mahbubur, Baltimore, Maryland
I don't use the term "life-changing" loosely, but I'd like to pull out the trump card here and say that the Vintage Tradition Tallow Balm literally changed my life (or at least my skin). Last winter, I had a terrible case of dry, chapped skin. Thanks to the dry, cold weather, it started getting so bad that my shoulders and upper arms were completely covered in patches of dry skin. No matter what form of over-the-counter lotion I bought, it just would not disappear. But then I found Vintage Tradition Tallow Balm. Within 5 days of applying their body balm to my dry skin, the patches of dry skin were gone. GONE. Not reduced, not better. Gone.
—Stephanie, blogger in Washington, DC
Your Tallow Balm is amazing! I had to email you to thank you so much for making such a wonderful product! I can't get enough of the Pretty Girly scent, and it is extremely nourishing for my super-dry skin. I've tried so many oils and lotions, and your balm is the only one that has actually helped. And you use tallow and olive oil...it couldn't be more perfect. Thank you!
—Cristina, Ann Arbor, Michigan
I currently use Vintage Tradition on my face and hands as well as my toddler's face before she goes out into the winter weather. It has worked the best out of all the natural products I've tried in healing dry and cracked hands and softening/healing the skin on my face.
—Wendy, Lander, Wyoming
I ordered the Tallow Balm in hopes of healing my youngest son's dry hands. He is potty training, so we wash hands many times a day. The results were amazing after application of this Tallow Balm just three times over the period of 24 hours. Your Tallow Balm has completely relieved his (and my) poor dry hands! Thanks for making this available!
—Erika, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE your balm!!! I've been using it for less than a week, and my skin is so soft, and the extra-dry patches on my 4-year-old have almost disappeared. We've been using lotion for months, and it never made a difference in my daughter's dry patches of skin. Seriously, I am singing your praises to anyone that will listen. For me, this is a miracle product that can do things that other products on the market can't. Thanks so much for making such a high quality product!
—Valerie, Mazomanie, Wisconsin
Now that the temperature is dropping, my heels are starting to dry out. Vintage Tradition Tallow Balm rubbed in my heels keeps them moisturized all day long. I'm hooked!
—Lea, Grafton, New Hampshire
This product is the only thing I have found to help my daughter's incredibly dry skin. It also gets rid of those little pimples on the back of her arms. The texture of the balm is wonderful! I think massage therapists would love it.
—Bridget, Colorado Springs, Colorado
I love the balm! Used it on my dry feet and it made them so soft! Thank you so much! Fast shipping too!!!
—Erin, Livonia, Michigan