At L'OCCITANE, we favor ingredients from Provence. But when it comes to special ingredients like Shea Butter, we know how to make an exception. The women of Burkina Faso have been using Shea Butter for centuries to nourish and help protect hair and skin.

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SHEA IS ALL ABOUT WOMEN.

Our founder, Olivier Baussan was at an airport when he heard about Shea butter for the first time, over 30 years ago. As he learned the story of this sacred tree, its nuts harvested exclusively by women, he decided to change destination and take the next flight to Ouagadougou.
 
Since then, we’ve worked together with the women of Burkina Faso to help them achieve their business goals and economic independence, and bring you 100% fair trade, sustainable, organic Shea products. So, you can feel good knowing that while our Shea range protects your skin, it’s also helping to protect the interests of over 10,000 Burkinabé women.
 
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WHY SHEA?

Shea butter is a multi-talented ingredient that protects and nourishes your skin so well, it’s no wonder Burkinabé women call Shea “the tree of life”. Our range has high a Shea content, which soothes and softens your skin, while also strengthening your skin’s natural barrier to protect against dryness. So, skin stays smooth, healthy, and hydrated in even the most extreme winter conditions.
 
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Our committed Shea range

SHEA INTENSIVE HAND BALM

An intense protective and nourishing balm for the hands with 25% organic shea butter. With its ultra-rich texture, this balm melts into the hands and nails from the moment it is applied and massaged in. Enriched with allantoin, it helps to immediately soothe the skin, bringing comfort and softness. Used daily, it helps to protect hands from dryness.

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SHEA INTENSIVE FOOT BALM

Our intensive foot balm is formulated with a high concentration of Shea Butter to provide intense nourishing care and protect dry and rough feet. With its ultra-rich texture, this balm melts into the feet from the moment it is applied and massaged in. Enriched with D-Panthenol and allantoin, it helps to immediately soothe the skin, bringing comfort and softness.

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ULTRA RICH BODY CREAM

Enriched with 25% Shea Butter to intensely nourish, help protect skin from dryness, and moisturize for up to 72 hours. Our comprehensive body care formula contains an exceptional concentration of Shea Butter to help deliver intense nourishment to the skin, protecting it from dryness and maintaining its hydrolipidic film. It provides lasting hydration for up to 72 hours and gives a feeling of softness and comfort.

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ULTRA RICH COMFORTING CREAM

Our Shea facial moisturizer, with its creamy and melting texture, is formulated with a high concentration of Shea Butter (25%) to keep skin supple, soft, and moisturized for up to 72 hours. Skin stays comfortable and protected all day long, even in the most extreme climatic conditions.

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NAIL & CUTICLE NOURISHING OIL

The rich formula of this Shea cuticle oil helps to soften cuticles and durably strengthen the nails. Enriched with fair trade Shea Butter (30%), this is a formula you can always count on to help nails getting more strength and shine. The brush applicator ensures an easy application of the product.

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Beauty Tips
TAKE EXTRA CARE IN WINTER

Cold winter weather causes the moisture in your skin to evaporate more quickly, leading to dehydration, dryness, and chapping. Make sure that your skin is fully dry before leaving your house in winter and moisturize more often with our shea intensive hand balm and shea ultra-rich body cream. and don’t forget to protect your pout from chapping with our shea intense lip balm.

CLEANSE POST-WORKOUT

Exercise is great for boosting circulation and providing skin with a glowing appearance, but sweating can cause more water loss, making skin feel dry. After exercising, make sure to rinse your face with lukewarm water and moisturize with our shea ultra-rich comforting cream immediately afterward.

TRAVEL SAVVY

When travelling by air, don't be tempted to rinse your face with water - it will only evaporate in the plane’s dry environment, and lead to further dehydration. Instead, where possible, cleanse before boarding and always follow with a shea moisturizer. Pop a couple of our travel-sized shea products in your carry on to soothe skin all flight long.