L’Occitane is truly unlike any other brand, unique and authentic statures make this line stand apart. L’Occitane was born in 1976, founded by Olivier Baussan, who utilized century old distillation techniques and methods to extract the essences from blooms and herbs. Baussan envisioned L’Occitane by combining his desire to maintain French Perfumery traditions with his respect for nature, life and the environment. Baussan gathered Frances’ regions most subtle fragrances unified with natural ingredients to develop L’Occitane’s very first products-based on essential oils extracted from Frances’ local plants. Baussan dreamed of learning new possibilities for his distinctive line, in keeping with Olivier Baussans' dream, L’Occitane developed products using natural ingredients from all over the world.
L'Occitane focuses on different philosophies; L’Occitane was created out of respect for the environment, animals, people and tradition. Because Baussan has this mentality he has gained global partnerships supporting his philosophies. L’Occitane despises animal cruelty, in turn has signed the International Charter Against Animal Testing. L’Occitane uses recycled or recyclable material for their packaging. They feature Braille on their packaging, as well as operates a partnership with the women of Burkina Faso in Central America, who harvest the fruit from the Shea tree to provide L’Occitane Shea butter. This harvest is the women’s legacy and their assurance and security of financial independence.
This line features different collections to suit the needs the body has such as almond, magnolia, green tea, honey, lavender, orange, verbena, rose, vanilla, olive, shea butter, men’s products, aromachologie as well as home fragrances. L’Occitane focuses, but is not limited to, body products including exfoliants, body washes, and body and hand lotion and shower gel among many products. Each collection is differently formulated for each and every specific skin type or condition to flatter any use.
Shea butter is perfect for anyone with dry or dehydrated skin, collected from the nut inside the fruit of the Shea tree located in the Sahara Desert; the properties of Shea are legendary. Used to nourish, protect and moisturize, because it is so deeply sought after, it is often referred to as “women’s gold”. L'Occitane widely uses Shea in many of their products due to its comforting and soothing benefits.
L'Occitane understands the needs of both men and women, therefore offers products for each. With L’Occitane you will enjoy natural recipes made from natural ingredients like plants and flowers that come from all over the world. Indulge your body and senses in all the genuine ingredients that L’Occitane has to offer you.