This product is just pure shea butter, meaning L'Occitane didn't do anything special to it. It's not L'Occitane's product, it's just a pure ingredient. Pure shea butter can be bought in lots of places in the exact amount you want for much less money! However, I do see the benefit in the packaging of this. I will admit it was easier to use and store than a plain bar of shea butter. It is nice that it has a screw-on cap.