All About L'Occitane

We Are Cultivators Of Change We Are Cultivators Of Change

We Are Cultivators Of Change

Since 1976, L'Occitane en Provence has been imagining, producing and selling beauty, skincare and wellbeing 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.

Cultivating Change Since 1976 Cultivating Change Since 1976

Cultivating Change Since 1976

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.

Cultivating Change Through Our Actions


We work 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 a sustainably as possible.

"We've helped our farmers to form a fair trade collective that focuses on agroecology. This means they have access to better farming practices and training programs, and learn how to care for biodiversity." Justine, Sustainable Ingredients Team


"We believe in the power of nature, and we believe in empowering customers. This pushed us to develop a strict Formulation Charter, so we can be transparent about the choices we make." Pascal, Scientific Research and Development Team

Our Story Is Divided Into Four Chapters



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. 

How Do We Act Locally in Australia?

Our Commitments