L’OCCITANE is a brand proposing high quality and sensorial beauty products. The story of L’OCCITANE begins in 1976, in the hills of Haute-Provence… a region of southern France that lies between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Olivier Baussan, the founder of L'OCCITANE, was born. For over thirty years, the fields of Provence and the traditions and techniques of this unspoiled land have been the secret and inspiration behind his beauty products. Even today, all of our products are developed and produced here, in the small Provençal town of Manosque. L'OCCITANE has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques to create natural beauty products devoted to well-being and the pleasure of taking care of oneself. Nurtured by encounters and journeys, the brand has grown and developed. While it continues to focus on authentic products, it also chooses to work with committed producers who set rigorous standards. There is a story behind all of our products, most often related to the land of Provence: an ancient technique (essential oils), an AOC controlled-origin label (lavender, olive), a forgotten traditional cultivation (almond) or, as in Burkina Faso, Africa, a sustainable development program (shea butter). Natural active ingredients with proven traceability Plant active ingredients, which are often organic and of controlled origin (A.O.C.) from the lands of Provence or Mediterranean. Authentic and respectful products A formulation following the principles of phytotherapy, handing down of culture and local know-how, respect of people and the environment. Formulas and fragrances combining effectiveness with sensoriality A rigorous formulation charter, patented complexes of natural active ingredients, effectiveness and tolerance of formulas tested under medical supervision, textures and fragrances inspired by the Mediterranean art de vivre.