L’Occitane’s famously luxe products are nothing short of a beauty phenomenon, loved by low-maintenance types and glamour girls alike. Created from the plants and essential oils found in Provence, a hilly region in the South of France lush with olive groves, lavender fields, and vineyards, L’Occitane’s skin, body care, and fragrances are packed with natural favorites like honey, verbena, shea butter, and lavender. A master of mixing sensual formulas, while retaining the fresh-picked pungency of their ingredients, L’Occitane perfectly preserves the beauty traditions of this ripe Mediterranean land.
L’Occitane en Provence is an international retailer of body, face and home products. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan and is based in Manosque, France. Baussan exercised his enthusiasm for nature’s most precious treasures and created a cosmetic company based on essential oils and natural ingredients.
All products and stores reflect the company’s core values of authenticity, simplicity, sensory pleasure and respect for people and the planet. Integral to Baussan’s philosophy are the true stories behind L’Occitane products. Infused with rich Provencal tradition, L’Occitane represents the heritage of this simple, yet vibrant region and celebrates the culture of the people who live there.
L’Occitane’s committment to social outreach is manifested in the L’OCCITANE FOUNDATION. The L’OCCITANE FOUNDATION aims to help the field of ‘sensory handicap’ abroad and in France, safeguard the knowledge of nature in the Provence region, and help the economic development of women in developing societies such as Burkina Faso.