The story begins in Provence in 1976, when Olivier Baussan creates L'OCCITANE. Inspired by the cultures of the Mediterranean, he creates natural and authentic, effective and delicious treatments and scents. Combining nature and research, they follow the principles of phytotherapy. L'Occitane selects and uses more than 200 ingredients of plant origin and essential oils, for the most part organic and of controlled origin. It creates patented natural complexes, formulas whose efficacy and tolerability have been tested under medical supervision. It does not use or limit the use of parabens, chemical sunscreens, phthalates and silicones ... L'Occitane is a socially responsible company, committed to limiting the impact of its actions and products on the environment. L'Occitane has always established links beyond the Mediterranean and supports sustainable development programs. An example of this commitment is Burkina Faso, where they work with women's cooperatives for the production of shea butter. Today, the L'OCCITANE Foundation continues to support these projects that have a profound meaning for the company. Our researchers are committed to offering the best natural or certified organic products.