At the heart of the Corsican maquis, the island’s fragrant scrubland, grows the immortelle – a flower that never fades. Its Latin name, Helichrysum, means “golden sun”.
Over ten years ago, L’OCCITANE patented this plant’s exceptional anti-ageing powers. L’OCCITANE currently has five patents pending in France for the Immortelle range.
There are areas in Corsica where immortelle is grown in exceptionally sunny conditions. The flowers that grow there are picked when they reach an optimal stage of their maturity. Any intervention from man is made with the greatest respect for the environment: harvesting is done by sickle, while the sheep are responsible for the weeding. The land is cultivated as naturally as possible and the conditions in which the immortelle flowers grow are similar to those in the wild.
From this perfectly protected cultivation, L’OCCITANE has distilled a rare immortelle essential oil of superior quality that contains a high concentration of active molecules, for unique youthful beauty results. It delivers all its benefits to the skin, infusing it with a new energy