Shea Butter Body & Hand Care

Shea

Protection from the Elements

Shea trees dot the landscape in Burkina Faso, where hot winds blow sand and dust daily across the Savannah. To protect their skin from the harsh conditions, women have used shea butter for generations. Organized into cooperatives, they use traditional methods to harvest and extract the butter.

Our Shea Butter Body & Hand Care Products

The ideal beauty ingredient

We’d only make an exception to our Provence-only rule for a very special ingredient - the inimitable Shea Butter. Used for centuries by Sub-Saharan African women to nourish and protect skin and hair, Shea Butter is an ideal beauty ingredient. 

THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO SHEA BUTTER…

Did you know?

We've always been commited towards people, in particular by encouraging women empowerment. In 1980, L'OCCITANE started up a fair and sustainable partnership with the women of Burkina Faso. At first, there were around 100 women. Now there are over 10,000, working to develop the shea butter supply chain.