French ponderings.....

French ponderings.....
Dreaming of France in The Land Down Under.......

Friday, October 26, 2012

L'Occitane.. natural beauty products/ Les produits de beauté naturels

So...lets talk french....lets talk...french products....lets talk french BEAUTY products..........let's talk NATURAL french beauty products!

If you are not familiar with the L'Occitane products...well perhaps you should be :) They are as natural and organic as possible, they are 'french' products, and they are reasonably priced compared to other high end brands. Let's face it...who would know how to put together a delectable range of face, body and home products better than the french??? :)

One of their best selling face moisturisers is " Immortelle Divine cream", which has actually won an award with 'The beauty Bible' for  'The best Miracle cream".  See here.

More in my price range is the  Immortelle Precious cream..creamy and moisturising, with a beautiful subtle fragrance...mmmm I could close my eyes and be in provence right now....

Maybe you HAVE heard of the product...but did you realise that they are a socially committed brand?
L'Occitane's foundation began in 2006 and they support the visually impaired  through  a partnership with ORBIS, an organisation that fights against avoidable blindness in developing countries. Braille  is also included on the L'Occitane packaging. See below...

Speaking of the packaging...I LOVE it! It's sometimes rustic...sometimes old worldly..and not only that, they take the 'eco' approach, using recycled materials, renewable resources and design easily recyclable packaging.

Above is a fragrance called 'Pivoine Flora'...Legend has it that ..........there was a beautiful nymph named Paeonia who was so 'courted' by the gods , that a jealous goddess transformed her into a flower with 1,000 petals...a  peony  (pivoine). 

That's something else I love about L'Occitane, there are so many 'petites histoires' of their products.(little stories) such as the legend of  the perfume named Rose de 4 Reines (rose of 4 queens) This fragrance is inspired by a blend of the cherished roses of the four Queens of Forcalquier, an historical village set in Provence, very close to where L'Occitane was founded. Described as a deeply romantic opulent could one resist???


And for my  'produit favori',  Verveine, the verbena shower gel and body cream.. so fresh and sparkling,with citrus notes, its really energising.

L'Occitane aspires to be 'the worldwide reference for mediterranean well-being with unique natural body, face and home products'. Their simple values are authenticity, naturalness, effectiveness, pleasurable whilst showing repect and responsibility to man and his environment. do I know so much about them?  I've been studying up, as I will be lucky enough to share these wonderful products with L'Occitane customers  over Xmas and be paid at the same time! So I will leave you to imagine  me in  absolute heaven in one of the stores below ;)

A bientôt, Gigi

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