Since 1976, L'OCCITANE en Provence has been imagining, producing and selling beauty, skincare and well-being products with an intention to share nature's wonders with the world. Our ambition is to not only sustain lands, but to regenerate ecosystems. We believe beauty goes beyond what the eye can see. From seed to skin, we are holistic in our approach. At L'OCCITANE en Provence, we've always been Cultivators of Change. This mindset is nothing new. We do our best to create positive change for the world, and we always try to inspire everyone around us to do the same.
Let us tell you our story through one year… Every year, we plant powerful ingredients that are in perfect symbiosis with their ecosystems. We turn to Mother Earth and marvel at her in bloom. We explore her treasures and investigate our own methods until new breakthroughs are revealed. We craft them into unexpected memories. We team up with people at a local level because we believe that any act can make a difference, no matter how big or small.
We believe in sustainable agriculture and we develop agro-ecological methods to grow our organic ingredients. They are sourced sustainably and in ways that do not put pressure on the precious ecosystems and natural environments that surround us.
We understand that, just like everything else in nature, our hair and skin have their own ecosystems. To support their regeneration, we bring together a team of scientists who explore and investigate until new breakthroughs are revealed.
By stirring the senses, we craft sensations. we turn to the unexpected to create long-lasting memories and bring more poetry into people's lives. Gifts that people can pass on to their loved ones knowing that they will be cherished forever.
The world needs to change, and we all have a role to play to make this happen. We know that our employees, customers, and people we work with every day can make a difference. The actions we take on a local scale can make life better on a global scale.
Protecting the environment and promoting fairness have always been important values for L’OCCITANE. Ever since L’OCCITANE was created in 1976, we have been revealing and protecting the richness of the lands of Provence, Burkina Faso, and other regions to which we have formed an attachment. Discover our latest activities here.
In 2021, L'OCCITANE created WE SEE YOU, a film to celebrate those little changes and a recognition of the effort you are making. The film focuses on three of our six key commitments; Respecting Biodiversity, Reducing Waste and Empowering Women.
We focus on protecting our precious planet and treating people with respect.
L'OCCITANE works directly with over 130 French farmers and 10,000 pickers - from the immortelle fields of Corsica to the lavender fields of Provence - to ensure that the ingredients we use are of the highest quality and sourced as sustainably as possible.
The observation of nature guides our research, which is key for developing effective natural cosmetics. L'OCCITANE invests heavily in research - we have our own state-of-the-art research lab in the heart of Haute-Provence, in Manosque. A team of 100 researchers works in 11 laboratories, focused on topics from molecular biology to plant extraction to analytical chemistry so we can keep raising the bar.
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