L'Occitane heads to Hautes Alpes in search of spring water

The company has signed a deal to take up to 5,000 litres of water each year from Réotier for two years

French cosmetics company L’Occitane en Provence has signed an agreement with the commune of Réotier in the Hautes Alpes region to use thermal spring water from its ‘petrified fountain’ in its skin care products.

The water, which filters through layers of dolomite and gypsum is rich in calcium bicarbonate; the water exits the rock at 21°C and then degasses, precipitating the calcium into stalactites. . . .

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