Old articles

 
 
Best Shave | Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions1. L'Occitane Central Europe s.r.o., Pobřežní 4, 186 00 Praha 8 (organizator) is the organizator of the Facebook application and of the following draw....
 
 
TREE GAME - Terms and Conditions

In the game organized by L’Occitane Central Europe s.r.o., Pobřežní 4, 186 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic (the organizer) only local people above the age of 18 can partic...
 
 
 
Angelica

Hydratácia je tajomstvom krásnej a zdravej pleti. V dnešnej uponáhľanej dobe je pleť dehydrovaná, a tak stráca svoju vitalitu. Práve preto L’OCCITANE vytvorila kompletnú kolekci...
 
 
Divine

Slamienka je známa ako „zlaté slnko“… V spojení s anjelskou mocou myrty tvorí božskú kombináciu pre rozžiarenú, hladkú, revitalizovanú a mladú pleť.
 
Divine Face Care Application

Prebuďte svoje zmysly! Vychutnajte si luxusnú starostlivosť a potešte sa vôňou esenciálnych olejov. Objavte, ako správne nanášať svoj krém.
 
Immortelle

Fascinujúca kvetina, ktorá ukrýva tajomstvo mladosti. Objavte jej skutočný príbeh!
 
Peony

Pre jej vôňu je typická stála čerstvosť a rustikálnosť. Je ako ranná prechádzka záhradou počas východu slnka, keď sa kvety pivoniek prebúdzajú s lesknúcimi sa kvapkami rosy na o...
 
 
Choose Your Gift

Choose Your Gift when you spend 15 € or more, your gift will be an Eaux de Provence shower gel 75ml, just write the „FRESH” at the checkout.* *The offer is valid be...
 
 
L’OCCITANE’s Position on Animal Testing

Please take time to read and understand our position on this important subject below L’OCCITANE does not and never has tested its products on animals and guarantees that ...
 
 
 
 
Employees
Employees

A responsible company has "rights and duties" with regard to its employees:• The right to ask them to commit to the company's Sustainable Development approach: this is the ca...
 
Factory
Factory

Focusing on energy efficiency and waste management, we have yet set up some actions for more than two years, when appeared the CSR department. We have been sorting waste in our w...
 
Local Partnerships

NATURAL REGIONAL PARKSLEISURE AND SPORTSSemi-Marathon de Manosque is a very important sporting event for Manosque and its region.The L’Occitane Classique is a running event ...
 
Products/Eco-Design
Products/Eco-Design

You already know that our formulas use environmentally friendly ingredients and we limit the use of synthetic molecules. In addition, we strive to limit our consumption of limited...
 
Provence Wallpapers

L’OCCITANE Desktop Wallpapers Bring Provence to your desktop by downloading our favorite photographs of our beautiful land. Check back often, as the photographs will be updated f...
 
Shops
Shops

The L'OCCITANE storeFrom the very beginning, the materials used in our stores have reflected our authenticity. Wood, wrought iron and small red hexagonal floor tiles are tradition...
 
Transportation
Transportation

We now have a very widespread distribution network, with over 1,000 stores in over 70 countries. For many years, for both economic and ecological reasons, we have kept our use of ...
 
A Continuous Improvement
A Continuous Improvement

Should questions arise regarding any of our ingredients in relation to health (parabens 1, chemical sunscreens 2, phthalates 3) or the environment ( silicones 3, SLES 4), we revis...
 
A proven effectiveness
A proven effectiveness

We invest in research and measure the effectiveness of active ingredients through in vitro and in vivo (on volunteers) clinical tests carried out by independent laboratories. Our ...
 
A rigorous ingredients selection
A rigorous ingredients selection

We develop our product formulas according to the principles of phytotherapyDerived from the Greek words "phyton", for plant, and "therapeuein", to cure, phytotherapy is the art of...
 
A True Story
A True Story

The story begins in Provence, in 1976, when L’OCCITANE was created by Olivier Baussan...Drawing inspiration from Mediterranean cultures, he developed skincare products and f...
 
About us
About us

“It only takes a few words to say what really matters,” writes Paul Eluard. “So, to put it simply, I'd like to say THANK YOU!” AT L'OCCITANE we always enco...
 
Authenticity
Authenticity

Behind any good product, there is always a true story. Behind every L’OCCITANE bottle is a traceable origin and land, producers with exacting standards, and techniques inherited f...
 
Brand FAQs

Where does the palm oil come from that is used by L’OCCITANE? The L’OCCITANE group is a socially responsible group that has long been committed to limiting the enviro...
 
Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement

Like any company with a human dimension, L’OCCITANE cannot claim to be perfect. However, we do continually endeavour to improve ourselves, to be open to the world, and to show our...
 
Eco-friendly soaps
Eco-friendly soaps

Scents of Provence, original shapes, an array of colors… With L’OCCITANE soaps, you can rediscover all the pleasures of bathing and showering. Using a soap is also a...
 
Gift wrapping materials
Gift wrapping materials

Our Wrapping MaterialsA L'OCCITANE product makes a perfect gift– which is why we offer a wide range of gift-wrapping materials. All our gift boxes and sachets are made from ...
 
Organic Immortelle
Organic Immortelle

Immortelle has the extraordinary power to never fade, even when picked. Its Latin name, Helichrysum, means "golden sun" – like its magnificent golden flowers. For Corsicans,...
 
Our Commitments
Our Commitments

Ever since it was founded in 1976, L'OCCITANE has nurtured simple values: authenticity, respect, sensoriality and continual improvement. This is more than a philosophy: it is a co...
 
Our Formulation Principles
Our Formulation Principles

One of L’OCCITANE’s vocations is to protect the lands of the South. With this in mind, whenever possible, we source our ingredients from organic farmers. In our produc...
 
Our Ingredients

L’OCCITANE is committed to limiting the impact of its actions and products, on the environment and on the local populations. The quest for a harmony with Nature is one of th...
 
Our Packaging Guidelines
Our Packaging Guidelines

The essential functions of packaging (protection, information, distribution and gift-wrapping) are not necessarily compatible with environmental concerns. L’OCCITANE has decided t...
 
Our Products
Our Products

L’OCCITANE is a brand proposing high quality and sensorial beauty products. In our products you will find:- Natural active ingredients with proven traceability- Plant active...
 
Our Sustainable Ingredients Policy
Our Sustainable Ingredients Policy

Our ingredients policy For 30 years L’OCCITANE has supported local producers using traditional production practices. We help them to increase their production’s val...
 
Our True Stories

Inspired by his childhood in Provence, the 23-year-old Olivier Baussan decided to recreate the traditions of his region. After purchasing a steam distiller, a relic from the past,...
 
Recylcing of our products

L'OCCITANE helps you to be a good eco-citizen with this guide to recyling our packaging. Together, we can save natural resouces, by recycling waste products, and reduce landfill a...
 
Respect
Respect

At L’OCCITANE, we are committed to limiting the environmental impact of our actions and products, to improving the well-being of both our customers and employees, and to supportin...
 
Sensoriality
Sensoriality

Our effective beauty products are the result of bringing together tradition, nature and research. We create patented complexes of natural active ingredients and test each of our p...
 
Fleur Chérie
Fleur Chérie

When the orange tree blossoms, a sweet and delicate scent ills the air. Its small, white lowers are distilled to make orange blossom water.   Orange blossom so yields a pre...
 
1) What should I do if I have forgotten to put Ma Crème Nature back in the fridge for 24 hours? Can I still use it? If I am going on holiday, can I take my cream in my luggage?

If you have forgotten your cream and left it out of the fridge for a day at room temperature at home, it will still be usable. However, it is essential to follow the storage direc...
 
Video Ma Crème Nature

L'OCCITANE has invented Ma Crème Nature, a 100% natural facial moisturizer with organic Olive tree extracts. Using the cool temperature to conserve it, Ma Crème Natu...
 
 
Almond
Almond

A True Story

In Greek mythology, the almond tree represented youthfulness, fragility and virginal grace. Up until the beginning of the century, the almond tree was one of the symbols of the Al...
 
Aromachologie
Aromachologie

A True Story

AROMACHOLOGIE & HAIR CAREThe benefits of Aromachologie have taught us an important lesson: plants have fabulous powers to convey to us. With a selection of the noblest essential o...
 
Cade
Cade

A True Story

CADE“One really has to be the son of a shepherd to be familiar with transhumance, or seasonal migration, a tradition that older generations have handed down, and one that forms a ...
 
Home Fragrance
Home Fragrance

A True Story

 HOME FRAGRANCEThe colorful outdoor markets of Provence bring together extraordinary aromas of fruit and spices. This marriage of scents illustrates the bounty of the region’...
 
Honey Harvest
Honey Harvest

A True Story

 HONEY HARVESTIn ancient times, honey was considered as food for the sages, and Provencale beekeepers still believe it to be so. Honey is one of the very few ingredients whos...
 
Lavender Harvest
Lavender Harvest

A True Story

L’OCCITANE invites you to discover the new products from the latest Lavender Harvest.AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR AND FRAGRANCEPicture if you will fields with row after row of silvery-le...
 
L'Oranger
L'Oranger

A True Story

Orange flowers glow in the lush greenery…I have never distilled orange flower water because the orange tree cannot resist the harsh climate of Haute-Provence, more suited to aroma...
 
Olive Harvest
Olive Harvest

A True Story

OLIVE HARVESTIn the Mediterranean, the olive tree symbolizes peace, strength, fertility and longevity. Each year, L’OCCITANE celebrates the new Olive Harvest and the pressing of f...
 
Our Philosophy
Our Philosophy

  '' The sun smiles on Provence. Its warmth makes the soil generous and the people open-hearted. Its bright rays are reflected in the crafts, customs and traditions that have...
 
Shea Butter
Shea Butter

A True Story

 “WOMEN'S GOLD”Wherever you look in Bobo Dioulasso, your eyes fall on majestic Shea trees that have always supplied the precious butter used in this part of West Africa. Beca...
 
True Stories
True Stories

  L’OCCITANE is true to itself and its founding principles.Authenticity and effective natural products designed to procure true well-being. True stories behind the developmen...
 
Verbena Harvest
Verbena Harvest

A True Story

 VERBENA HARVEST Verbena, also known as the “enchantment”, “witch’s” or “cure-all” herb, has an irresistible lemon-y fragrance. It is the magic plant par excellence. The Roma...
 
• Bellis Perennis

The True Story….The immortelle flower which grows in the sunny Mediterranean island of Corsica, also called “Gold Sun” has the exceptional property to nev...
 
 
Olivier Baussan
Olivier Baussan

Simple BeginningsInspired by his childhood in Provence, the 23-year-old Olivier Baussan decided to recreate the traditions of his region. After purchasing a steam distiller, a rel...
 
2) How does Ma Crème Nature offer safe conditions for preparing your beauty products at home?

Ma Crème Nature guarantees that the 2 mixtures are created under the safest conditions and frees you from the risks incurred, because we offer controlled raw ingredients, w...
 
Olivier Baussan
Olivier Baussan

Founder of L'Occitane

  SIMPLE BEGINNINGSInspired by his childhood in Provence, the 23-year-old Olivier Baussan decided to recreate the traditions of his region. After purchasing a steam distiller...
 
• Divine: Organic Myrtle

The True Story…On the wild and preserved soil of Corsica grows 2 legendary flowers: The immortelle, gold sun, whose flowers even when picked never wilts The myrtl...
 
3) When I prepare my cream, is it normal that the texture is very fluid at the beginning?

Yes, it is normal. The time it takes to thicken depends on the water added. It is recommended to use a mineral water with low amounts of calcium (<100mg/l).Thickening also come...
 
Respect
Respect

  Reviving traditions is only part of the L’OCCITANE philosophy. Respect for the environment, consumers, suppliers and employees is ingrained in every aspect of the company.T...
 
4) Has Ma Crème Nature been tested on sensitive skin? Is it well tolerated?

Yes, a satisfaction test was carried out for 4 weeks on 28 volunteers (100%women), 29% of whom had sensitive skin; "the product is well tolerated by my skin" for 100% of subjects....
 
Authenticity
Authenticity

  The generous Provençale climate and soil yield an exceptional variety of fragrant plants with unique properties.Olivier’s objective was to revive their use, preserve local ...
 
Eau de Cologne

Freshness encapsulated… Fresh colognes remind you land of Provence, a popular summer destination, where you fall in love with refreshing drops of water from the loc...
 
Shea Butter
Shea Butter

The landscape of Burkina Faso is interspersed with majestic karite trees – the source of shea butter. In this region, the hot winds carry dust and fine sand, and can be very...
 
5) Can Ma Crème Nature be used on men’s skin?

Yes, it has even been tested on male volunteers. You can let them borrow it without any worries.
 
A True Commitment
A True Commitment

  For over 25 years, L’OCCITANE has been creating the highest quality body care, skincare and fragrance products using natural ingredients. In an effort to respect the enviro...
 
Organic Red Rice, GPI certified
Organic Red Rice, GPI certified

The Camargue1 is a land of wild beauty, on the borders of Provence, set between the Rhone river delta and the Mediterranean Sea.Over twenty varieties of rice are grown in the Cama...
 
6) Is it possible to add essential oils to Ma Crème Nature?

Ma Crème Nature has been designed to rest the skin and avoid making too many demands on it.Nonetheless, it is possible to add essential oils, following - of course - the co...
 
Braille
Braille

  Detectable only by touch, small discreet dots are found on many of our labels. L’OCCITANE has always sought to make its products available to a broad spectrum of the popula...
 
Organic Cade
Organic Cade

Cade, or wild juniper, grows wild in the scrubland of Provence. In the past, shepherds who had the secret of the Cade wood distillation used its precious oil to protect their face...
 
7) What is the best time for a nature pause? How many times a year?

Ma Crème Nature is used as a one-month treatment, several times a year, every day morning and/or evening. It is ideal for use at the change of seasons. During the rest of t...
 
30 Years of True Story
30 Years of True Story

 1976 At 23 years of age Olivier Baussan bought an old distiller to make essential oil from rosemary to sell in the provençal open-air markets. L'OCCITANE was founded.1980'Go...
 
Olive Harvest
Olive Harvest

Along with vineyards and oak trees, the olive tree is a key feature of the Mediterranean environment. A symbol of strength and vitality, it is capable of surviving in the most ari...
 
8) If I don’t have a dish washer, how do I wash my jar and my spoon?

Simply wash them with soapy water. Make sure to dry well.
 
Almond
Almond

The Almond flower, which typically blooms between February and March, is one of the earliest of the year. Fields are covered with pink and white blossoms, creating a beautiful sig...
 
Aromachologie
Aromachologie

Aromachologie has taught us an important lesson: plants have amazing powers and many things to teach us. For 30 years, L'OCCITANE has developed formulas made with essential oils. ...
 
Rose
Rose

In ancient times, Mediterranean women would use oils in which rose petals had been steeped, to perfume their skin and keep it fresh and beautiful. Both legendary and timeless, the...
 
Peony
Peony

Peony is since Ancient Greece a very popular and worshipped flower. It is considered as a charm of luck and feminine beauty. Peony originates from the Mediterranean region (Greece...
 
Organic Angelica
Organic Angelica

About the ingredientAngelica is a tall ancestral plant from the Umbelliferae family, known for its tremendous vitality. It grows incredibly fast due to its exceptional ability for...
 
ORBIS
ORBIS

For more information:L’OCCITANE FOUNDATION >ORBIS NGO >
 
Levandule
Levandule

Otherwise known as "blue gold", lavender is an aromatic tribute to Provence. It is the fragrant soul of the region, the fruit of respectful labor. In accordance with tradition, ev...
 
Verdon

VERDON - home of rare and preserved flora, VERDON - unique surroundings for outdoor sports.In the preserved regional park Canyon du Verdon is growing more than 2,000 rare plant sp...
 
Verbena
Verbena

Verbena is a shrub that is typical of the Mediterranean basin. People from the south of France are very familiar with this plant. In June, as baskets are filled with the freshly ...
 
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom

"Flying in the first breeze of spring, Cherry Blossom is so rare and precious", Olivier Baussan. The cherry tree is part of the Provençal landscape. It is widespread in the Apt re...
 
OCCITAN

The True Story "I have looked for him in the smell of freshly cut plants, in the memory of the distillers gestures and in the beauty of the alchemy that goes with them. Lavender ...
 
Baux

The True Story… L’Eau des Baux tells the story of an enchanted village perched on the top of Val d’Enfer: les Baux de Provence. Located above chasms, the ruins...
 
Vetyver

The True Story… The secrets of Vetyver are deeply rooted into the ground. Men from oriental Mediterranean plunge their roots in water and perfume themselves with it ...
 
Immortelle
Immortelle

A True Story

L'OCCITANE has discovered unique wild plant with gret potential on Corsica. This flower never fades, even after being wrenched off. The Essentials oil obtained from this plant (He...