L’Occitane en Provence has always been 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.
Level 2: Formulation Charter
“How do we want to take care of you?”
MODERATELY USED INGREDIENTS
Controversial ingredients, such as parabens, phthalates and animal matter, although regulatory permitted, are banned from our formulas because of their potential impact on the environment, health, or for ethical reasons.
Level 3: Clean Charter
"How do we go the extra mile for you?"
Through our dynamic programs of continuous improvement, we have set a new global challenge for ourselves with our “Clean Charter” criteria, in addition to our Formulation Charter commitments: these additional criteria highlight our increased commitment to create even more natural formulas (leave-on products) and ingredients that minimize our environmental impact (rinse-off products), without any compromise on the sensoriality, efficacy and safety of our products.
The products where we’ve reached this higher level in commitments are easily identifiable thanks to this logo on the packaging and on our website.
Natural Origin Ingredients
NATURALITY & BIODEGRADABILITY
ADDITIONALLY BANNED INGREDIENTS
In addition to the 14 dubious ingredients we ban for all products at L’Occitane, our Clean Charter highlights our formulas where we already managed to replace specific moderately used ingredients with natural and ecological alternatives:
PRESERVATIVES: Phenoxyethanol and Polyaminopropyl biguanide (also called PHMB)
SENSORY AGENTS: Cyclosilicones
UV FILTER: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
FOAMING AGENTS: Sodium Lauryl sulfate (also called SLS)
LIMITATION ON MODERATELY USED
In our Clean Charter formulas you won’t find more than one moderately used ingredient*, at just the right amount to guarantee your safety and the planet’s, and thoroughly checked by our toxicological experts and via tolerance tests.
*Except fragrance and allergens that are strongly associated with the sensoriality of our products : all our fragrances are introduced in our formulas at the right dose and allergens are naturally present in them or in our plant extracts.