WHAT WE STAND FOR

Worldwide L'OCCITANE

At L'OCCITANE, we show off the very best Provence has to offer, for a glowing beauty that's unique. Every day, we commit to preserving the breathtaking natural environment that never ceases to amaze.

L'OCCITANE, A JOURNEY THAT STARTS IN PROVENCE

It all began in the markets of Provence. With nothing but an alembic, a small truck and a solid knowledge of plants, a 23-year-old named Olivier Baussan began distilling rosemary essential oil to sell locally. He expanded his production from oils to soaps to creams, taking inspiration from the land he grew up on to bring natural beauty to homes across the world.

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

PUSHING OUR BOUNDARIES THROUGH RESEARCH

The observation of nature guides our research, which is key for developing effective natural cosmetics. L'OCCITANE invests heavily in research – we have our own state-of-the-art research lab in the heart of Haute-Provence, in Manosque. A team of 100 researchers works in 11 laboratories, focused on topics from molecular biology to plant extraction to analytical chemistry so we can keep raising the bar.

OUR COMMITMENTS

SUSTAIABILITY

L’OCCITANE develops products that are increasingly respectful of both mankind and the world we live in.  We produce eco-refills and much of our packaging is made with recycled materials or uses resources that are renewable or from sustainably managed forests.  We strive to minimize our carbon footprint by limiting the use of air transport, promoting the use of renewable energies and, wherever possible, transporting our goods by sea, rail or road.  We promote biodiversity through sustainable growing practices and increasingly natural formulas: 92% of the products launched in 2016 contain at least 90% natural ingredients, while 57% contain over 95%.