OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
Immortelle owes its name to its exceptional longevity, for the flower never fades, even after it has been picked. L'Occitane is committed to pass on the exceptional anti-ageing properties of organic immortelle from Corsica to your skin.
In 2004, L’OCCITANE set up an organic cultivation programme for Immortelle in Corsica. Our plots of Immortelle are certified in accordance with the european organic farming standards and controlled by Ecocert and Bureau Veritas.
Organic Immortelle Producer in Corsica
Each drop of organic Immortelle essential oil found in our Immortelle collections can be traced back to its source in Corsica so that purity and efficacy are guaranteed.
Originally, the immortelle plant was picked in the wild. To preserve the Corsican maquis, 50 hectares of Immortelle have been planted hand in hand with local grower. Over 3 billion immortelle flowers are harvested every year for L’OCCITANE.
“COUP DE COEUR” AWARD*
All of the actions taken with our corsican partners to combine the securing of supplies with respect for the environment have been rewarded by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy and the ADEME**.
A NATURAL ACTIVE INGREDIENT WITH PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS
L’OCCITANE has already revealed and patented the exceptional anti-ageing properties of organic immortelle from Corsica – a variety that contains a very high concentration of neryl acetate. But this legendary flower still has many secrets to reveal in a new formulated compound, which L’OCCITANE protects… in a 5th patent.
DID YOU KNOW?
The flowers are picked in the morning and distilled the same day, in the afternoon to extract all their constituents.
1 hectare provides enough land to produce 3 tons of flowers, which yield 6 kilos of essential oil that captures the highest concentration of immortelle's benefit.
*“Coup de coeur du jury” award (Biodiversity & Business category) within the framework of the 2013 “Prix Entreprises & Environnement” business and environment awards.
**French Environment and Energy Management Agency.