What does vitamin D do in skin?

Vitamin D Benefits in Skin Health

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that has numerous benefits for the skin. While commonly known as the "sunshine vitamin," it can also be obtained through other sources, including grass-fed tallow. This type of fat is high in vitamin D and is also biocompatible with human skin, making it a natural and effective way to support skin health. All of our tallow lotions are high in vitamin D.

Research has shown that vitamin D helps regulate the growth and development of skin cells, leading to a healthier and more even complexion (Holick, 2007). It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the appearance of redness and acne (Holick, 2007). Additionally, vitamin D plays a role in collagen production, which provides skin with strength and elasticity (Holick, 2007).

Moreover, vitamin D is essential for maintaining skin barrier function, which helps keep the skin hydrated and protected from environmental stressors (Fenty et al., 2020). This is crucial for maintaining a youthful and radiant appearance, as well as for preventing skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. 

In conclusion, incorporating vitamin D-rich sources, such as grass-fed tallow, into your skincare routine can provide numerous benefits for the health and appearance of your skin. All of our products are high in vitamin D and will help bring these great benefits to you in a natural form. By supporting skin cell growth, reducing inflammation, and maintaining skin barrier function, vitamin D can help you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion.


Holick, M. F. (2007). Vitamin D deficiency. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(3), 266-281.

Fenty, J., Fan, J., Bickers, D. R., & Basaraba, R. J. (2020). Vitamin D and the Skin. Dermatology and therapy, 10(2), 699-719.


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