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80 Acres Body Care

By Charlotte on December 26, 2012 1:11 AM

Staying comfortable while winter does its worst can be a challenge. Besides delivering a big chill, my least favorite season can do a number on your skin leaving it dry, scaly and anything but touchable.    

That's why I had to try 80 Acres body care, a botanical-based line made with good-for-you ingredients like olive oil. In addition to improving your diet, olive oil is supposed to work wonders for everything from your skin to your hands and nails. 

 

What the Experts Say

Scrub_Orange_Salt_120322 350.jpgThis body care line from Chronicle Publishing heiress Nan Tucker McEvoy features organic, extra virgin olive oil pressed at her sprawling ranch in Petaluma, California. Luxurious, moisturizing and healing, 80 Acres products are also infused with vitamin-rich plant extracts and botanicals inspired by natural elements on and around McEvoy Ranch.

 

 

What I Tested

I tried 80 Acres Blood Orange Olive Oil Salt Scrub and Hand and Body Lotion.

80 Acres Blood Orange Olive Oil Salt Scrub

 

What I like

This pretty pair's perfect for pampering Boomer skin. Made with Pacific sea salt, the scrub goes to work in the shower removing dead skin cells. But you don't have to worry about it being too rough. Since we're talkin' fine grain salt cushioned by organic olive, sweet almond and jojoba oils, the process is super moisturizing and so gentle you barely feel a scratch.

 

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80 Acres' Blood Orange

Hand and Body Lotion

 

Using the Hand and Body Lotion after this triple-oil treatment provides a double dose of hydration. This ultra-soothing lotion heals skin with a blend of olive, sunflower, jojoba and grapeseed oils enriched with aloe vera, chamomile and lavender.

 

Although your skin gets the benefit of four oils, you won't be slip slidin' away. Surprisingly light, this lotion soaks right in and there's no icky, slick sensation ... just nice, soft, non-itchy skin.

 

Besides loving how my skin feels after layering on 80 Acres, I'm wild about the Blood Orange fragrance. This refreshing blend of citrus and jasmine makes me want to get up and move. Even better, Bob likes it so much he actually offered to lube up my back! 

    

80 Acres products are free of harmful ingredients like parabens and are never tested on animals.

 

 

On the Shelf

Available at McEvoyRanch.com

 

 

Out-of-Pocket

$28 for the Olive Oil Salt Scrub (18 ounces); $25 for the Hand and Body Lotion (10 ounces)

 

Thank you to McEvoy Ranch for providing free samples for review and testing.

 

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