WHAT WE STAND FOR

At L'OCCITANE, we show off the very best Provence has to offer, for a glowing beauty that's unique.
Every day, we commit to preserving the breathtaking natural environment that never ceases to amaze.

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 rosemary 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.

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

PUSHING OUR BOUNDARIES THROUGH RESEARCH

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.

RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING

traceability and sustainability our ingredients

In the interest of rigorously maintaining the traceability of our ingredients and the sustainability of our supply chain, L’OCCITANE has a team dedicated to our relationships with producers. Our formulas, inspired by the knowledge of nature, always have the utmost respect for the environment, avoiding any form of biopiracy. To provide a recognized framework to our policy of business ethics, we adhere to the UN Global Pact and its ten principles in the fields of human rights, labor rights, environmental rights and the fight against corruption.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

reducing our environmental impact

We try to limit environmental impacts of every aspect of our work, from the creation of our formulas to the development of our packaging, including production and distribution. In order to continually reduce our environmental impact, we entered the certification process for ISO 14001. Our employees and our boutiques take care of the environment by following instructions developed to encourage active participation of all in this regard.

OUR COMMITMENTS

OUR VALUES TOUCHING LIVES AROUND THE WORLD

Our global community is King, and we try to give back through our L'OCCITANE Foundation, created in 2006. Our two main initiatives support visual impairment around the world and economic emancipation for women in Burkina Faso. On top of that, our employees participate in Foundation projects, from post-tsunami reconstruction in Japan to natural heritage in Provence.

SPA BY L'OCCITANE

experience your senses

The Spa is a natural extension of L’OCCITANE brand: Thriving for authenticity, we always prefer hand-performed massages over technologies, and combine our emblematic ingredients from the Mediterranean with traditional massage therapies from all over the world. Today, our international network encompasses over 90 properties, from flagship Spas to “Petit Spas” connected to our stores, and iconic “Spa by L’OCCITANE” in exclusive 5* hotels with a soul. Each offers a distinctive brand experience for holistic well-being.