L’Occitane en Provence is an international retailer of body, face and home products. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan and is based in Manosque, France. Baussan exercised his enthusiasm for nature’s most precious treasures and created a cosmetic company based on essential oils and natural ingredients. L’Occitane’s life now includes skin care, fragrances, bath and body products, makeup, men’s products, hair care, soaps, and a remarkably extensive home collection.
All products and stores reflect the company’s core values of authenticity, simplicity, sensory pleasure and respect for people and the planet. Integral to Baussan’s philosophy are the true stories behind L’Occitane products. Infused with rich Provencal tradition, L’Occitane represents the heritage of this simple, yet vibrant region and celebrates the culture of the people who live there. L’Occitane’s committment to social outreach is manifested in the L’OCITANE FOUNDATION. The L’OCCITANE FOUNDATION aims to help the field of ‘sensory handicap’ abroad and in France, safeguard the knowledge of nature in the Provence region, and help the economic development of women in developing societies such as Burkina Faso.