Shea Butter

L'OCCITANE is known for shea butter and has been producing shea butter beauty products for over 30 years. We source this ingredient from Burkina Faso, Africa and use it in our body care, hair care and skin care lines. The shea nut is harvested and ground into a rich vegetable butter that offers multiple benefits for the skin: protecting, nourishing, moisturising, soothing, comforting, healing and regenerating.
THE TRUE STORY OF SHEA BUTTER! In that distant land grows the sacred Shea tree - also called “Women’s Gold”, as only the local women are entrusted with the delicate process of creating its Shea Butter, and benefit from its trade. Through a long-standing partnership, L’OCCITANE buys Shea Butter at a fair price directly from three women’s cooperatives, thus assisting 14,000 women in building a brighter future for themselves and their families. Men and women form different cultures, working on the same product with the same devotion, bringing people together through a special bond – the very basis of a lasting relationship. This is the essence of the wonderful Shea Butter story that has united L’Occitane with the women of Burkina Faso for so many years” - Olivier Baussan, founder of L’OCCITANE.

Inspirations

A restful night’s sleep

A restful night’s sleep

After a busy and stressful day, it can be difficult to settle into restorative sleep. Up to 40 percent of the world's population gets insufficient sleep and the trend is increasing. Using simple techniques like a relaxing bedtime routine and healthy daytime habits can improve your sleep, so you wake up refreshed each day.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET

Your feet carry you around all day long. In fact, they need to absorb up to twice your bodyweight every day. So it's important to care for them. 75% of women develop a foot problem at some point in their life, and foot pain can radiate into back or joint pain. Give your feet the treatment they deserve and you'll feel the difference. And with summer just around the corner, chances are you'll want to show off your newest sandals. But how do your feet look? Make sure your feet are well-cared for, or exposure to the summer sun might further damage them. Follow these simple daily tips for beautiful, stunning feet.
Beauty break: how to protect your skin from pollution

Beauty break: how to protect your skin from pollution

Is your complexion looking a bit dull? Your skin can suffer an onslaught of pollution that damages its protective shield, causes premature ageing and leaves it sensitive, dull or irritated. L'Occitane guides you through the best beauty routines to adopt with a view to restoring your skin's vitality.