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 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.
L'OCCITANE strives to use high-quality, traceable and natural ingredients. They use over 200 botanical ingredients, a quarter of them organically certified, which are carefully selected for their effectiveness and their ability to give your skin the elements it needs to be beautiful. These ingredients are used at an ideal concentration in our formulas - systematically giving priority to natural ingredients whenever possible. For example, they use vegetable oils in place of oils derived from petrochemicals, as they have a better affinity with the skin.