L’OCCITANE was founded by Olivier Baussan in 1976. Since it’s inception L’OCCITANE en Provence has taken the beauty world by storm. With it’s wide range of pampering body products, it has become a firm favourite to men and women all over the world. But what you may not know is that L’OCCITANE has a strong tie with Africa.
Between L’OCCITANE, shea butter and Burkina Faso, it’s a long-lasting love affair ! During a trip to the heart of this African country at the beginning of the 80’s, Olivier Baussan, decided to launch a program of sustainable co-development with the women of Burkina Faso. He wanted to buy their shea butter, also known as “women’s gold,” directly from them; according to tradition, only women can produce shea butter.
The Shea Butter Collector’s Edition Hand Cream, is just one of the many amazing Shea Butter products by L’OCCITANE. The hand cream, is highly concentrated with 20% Shea Butter to help moisturize and protect the skin. This super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to offer hands immediate softness and comfort, without leaving behind oily traces. One of these hand creams is sold every three seconds around the world.
Every year, L’OCCITANE pay homage to their award-winning Shea Butter Hand Cream with a collector’s edition designed by their founder, Olivier Baussan, to celebrate its Burkina Faso roots.
For this and other great beauty treats visit L’OCCITANE , situated in the Middle Level Galleria at Melrose Arch.