FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS...
L'OCCITANE has been using the key principles of phytotherapy* and aromatherapy** for more than 40 years.
Innovation is at the heart of our mission and we have a team of experts representing 20 different scientific disciplines (formulators, agronomists, microbiologists, biologists, toxicologists, dermatologists...). Our experts are working on natural active ingredients to discover new textures and properties and prove their efficiency.
People and nature are at the heart of our products. In addition to continually improving our formulas, we also aim to limit our impact on the environment. We source traceable ingredients from a network of trusted local suppliers and we select these suppliers carefully, building long-lasting relationships. The quality of our ingredients is a high priority (i.e.: protected designation of origin, organic farming and sustainable agriculture) and we use the highest quality ingredients in the most appropriate concentrations.
We do everything we can to offer you more and more natural formulas. We are always striving to challenge our methods so that we can keep improving, and we are proud of our innovations and duly protect them. As of today, we have filed more than 70 patents.
* Phytotherapy (phyto, plant) is an ancient and traditional medicine based on the use of the natural plant properties.
** Aromatherapy is one of the major areas of herbal medicine. It is a soft medicine based on the use of the natural properties of essential oils.
ECO-FRIENDLY COSMETIC FORMULAS
One of our goals is to make products more natural and more biodegradable in order to reduce their impact on the environment.
Being more natural is an on going objective for our R&D. The naturality of our ingredients and formulas enable us to create products with pleasant textures and proven efficiency. By using ingredients of natural origin, we also ensure a sustainable supply chain, whilst respecting the biodiversity of our planet.
We promote eco-friendly manufacturing for our ingredients by using energy-saving and environmentally friendly technologies. These include distillation (to make essential oils and floral waters), plant maceration and cold pressing (to make plant oils or citrus oils).
CUSTOMER SAFETY HAS ALWAYS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A PRIORITY
We ensure that 100% of all new products are put through rigorous testing resulting in 1,200 clinical tests per year.
We manufacture and control the quality of our products before launching and impose strict international quality and regulatory standards.
Every day, a team of 30 people work to ensure that our products are safe and conform to regulation. Their work starts at the design stage and continues throughout the entire marketing life-cycle.
The efficiency of our ingredients is proven through in-vitro laboratory tests and state-of-the-art prediction methods. However, we always complete this with additional consumer tests and in-vivo clinical studies. Our clinical studies are carried out by independent doctors (dermatologists, ophthalmologists and pediatrics). They use dermatological checks in real life conditions, or instrumental measurements on a panel of volunteers.
AND FOR WHICH WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING TO REPLACE WITH MORE NATURAL AND "GREEN" ALTERNATIVES
ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE FULLY COMPLIANT WITH INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS.
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