our formulation philosophy


L’Occitane en Provence has always been, and will always be, deeply committed to consumer safety while limiting environmental impact at every stage of the product’s life cycle. We are also widely known for offering an exceptional sensorial experience to our consumers through textures, fragrances and gestures while making no compromises on the efficacy of our products.


LEVEL 1: Global Regulation

We are committed to the safety and efficiency of our products, and manufacture products that are fully compliant with all the regulations worldwide, including the EU Cosmetics regulations, one of the strictest regulations today. At l’Occitane, around 30 people are dedicated, every single day, to making sure our products are safe and compliant with all regulations.

LEVEL 2: Formulation Charter

“How do we want to take care of you?”

Our strong belief in nature and people, has pushed us to develop our own strict Formulation Charter. Going beyond regulatory compliance, we share our formulation choices with the world transparently. We clearly disclose the ingredients we prefer to use, those we use in moderation and are constantly looking for more natural and environmentally-friendly alternatives, and those we choose not to use at all.