Two weeks ago I was invited by L’Occitane en Provence, in Pavilion, for an in-store event that they were hosting for their VIP customers. I was thrilled to attend this event as I am a big fan of L’Occitane products and I have quite a few products on my wish list from them. The team at Pavilion store really know how to treat their customers to a day filled with relaxation, promotions and most importantly – great customer service. From the moment you walk in to the store, you are welcomed by a team of staff who are friendly and helpful – they make it their priority to ensure that all their customers are happy and that their requirements are met timeously.
THE BRAND AND THEIR HISTORY
L’Occitane is a French brand and all their products come from Provence, the South Of France, made from the highest quality natural ingredients. They specialize in Face Care, Fragrances, Body care, home and hair care. The company was founded in 1976 by Mr Oliver Baussan who drew inspiration from plants and Nature. He wanted to bring the traditions and lifestyle of provence and the Mediterranean to places all over the world.
“The name L’OCCITANE comes from the old language of Oc and means “The woman from Occitania”. Mr Baussan was inspired by these woman who played leading roles and the powers of plants, herbs and the natural environment were used to heal naturally. Mr Oliver Baussan cares about humanity and has developed a sustainable relationship with the woman from Burkina Faso, a place that we get our Shea butter from. We are also one of the very few brands that offer Braille on our packaging. Our products are sensorial and a delight to your senses. Every product, every scent tells a True story…..”
MY EXPERIENCE AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY L’OCCITANE
The manager of Pavilion store – Shabana
Friendly staff giving me a tour of the store and product information
I had the pleasure of meeting the manager, Shabana and her staff who showed me around the store and gave me information on different products that they stock. If you have been to a L’Occitane store, then you will know just how organised their set up is and how each product is beautifully packaged. After my informative tour of the store, it was time to get pampered – you can only imagine my excitement! Shabana began with a treatment for my hands which they call the hand ritual.
PRODUCTS USED IN THE HAND RITUAL
Almond shower oil – R345 (250ml) – Our Top -selling Almond shower oil is a body cleanser that turns into a soft milky foam when in contact with water. It contains Almond oil, Grapeseed oil and Raisin pips that will gently cleanse and soften your body, leaving it silky soft with a mouth watering scent of Almonds.
Shea One Minute Hand scrub – R315 (100ml) – Exfoliates the hands, with brown Organic sugar crystals, Almond oil and shea oil that will remove all dead skin cells, this scrub will instantly soften and brighten your skin, leaving your hands, soft, smooth and nourished, can also be used on your feet.
Shea Hand cream – R395 (150ml) – Our Number 1 selling product “One sold every 3 seconds worldwide”, a must have for everyone, with Organic Shea butter, honey and coconut oil that will gently nourish your hands. Your hands will immediately feel soft and protected.
Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil – R250 – The convenient brush applicator makes this product super easy to apply. With Shea oil and Almond oil, this cuticle oil not only softens the cuticles but strengthens the nails as well.
This hand ritual was one of the most incredible hand treatments that I have ever done – seriously one of the best. When the scrub was done on one hand, I could actually see a difference compared to my other hand. My one hand was lighter than the other and I was so amazed that I couldn’t stop raving about it to the customers who came in to the store and my loved ones. The Shea hand cream left my hands soft, moisturised and officially my favourite hand cream to use. This hand treatment with the products used above are guaranteed to give your hands a make-over and rejuvenate them, especially if you have dry skin.
SNACK TIME – NECK & SHOULDER MASSAGE
I enjoyed some delectables before starting the neck & shoulder massage
- Our Divine Cream has won an award two years in a row for the best anti-aging Miracle cream in the International Beauty Bible.
- L’OCCITANE has conducted extensive Independent testing of our Divine cream on over 100 women over 6 months in partnership with the public Marseille Hospital and significantly Firming, Smoothing and Brightening results were shown….
- 85% of women’s skin appeared visibly younger
- 95% of women would recommend Divine cream to a friend
- Divine cream (with 5 patents) contains organic Immortelle essential oil from Corsica and 7 Natural active ingredients. Immortelle is known as the Golden Sun, the flower never fades even when picked. This essential oil stimulates collagen production. Your skin will be visibly smoother, younger looking and radiant.
A big thank you to the team at L’Occitane en Provence in Pavilion for giving me the opportunity to spend a fun and exciting day with you – experiencing your brand first hand. Thank you for my gift with some of my favourite products which have become my ‘go to’ products recently. The lip balm is so nourishing on my lips – it keeps my lips smooth and supple. If you would like to view their range then please click here. If you would like to purchase products then please visit one of their stores which are situated at some major shopping malls or you can purchase from Edgars stores.