About Avon

beauty is journey

Every day, Avon brings beauty to the lives of women all over the world. At Avon, beauty means finding the right lipstick shade for a customer; providing an earnings opportunity so a woman can support her family; and enabling a woman to get her first mammogram. Beauty is about women looking and feeling their best. It’s about championing economic empowerment and improving the lives of women around the world.

In the UK, Avon now reaches one in three women, with six million women seeing an Avon brochure every three weeks. Avon provides innovative, quality products to customers at competitive prices. Product lines include Avon make-up, Avon fragrance, ANEW skincare, Skin So Soft and Advance Techniques. Avon also sells an extensive range of wellbeing products, jewellery, lingerie, accessories and gifts. More products carry the Avon name than any other brand in the world.

As the company for women, Avon is committed to supporting the causes that matter most to women – breast cancer and domestic violence. Globally, Avon philanthropy has donated more than $957 million to date as one of the world’s largest supporter of women’s causes. Read more about the causes Avon supports in the UK.

Avon is a company steeped in tradition, grounded by its core values and principles as well as its vision “to be the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and self-fulfilment needs of women – globally.”

In 1886, 34 years before women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, our founder, David H. McConnell, helped give them the chance to earn an independent income.

He didn’t set out to create a beauty company. In fact, McConnell was a traveling book salesperson and offered beauty products as an additional perk to his female customers. He saw that these women were more interested in the free perfume samples than the books – and that many of them stayed home while their husbands went off to work. Since women had a passion for his products and loved networking with other women, McConnell was inspired to recruit them as Sales Representatives. From a small New York City office, McConnell himself mixed the company’s first fragrances.

This began Avon’s long history of empowering women around the globe.

95 Years before the first woman was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court …

77 Years before the first woman traveled into space …

76 Years before the first woman took the reins of a Fortune 500 company …

34 Years before women in the U.S. had the right to vote …

17 Years before the first woman won the Nobel Prize …

Avon offered women the opportunity to be CEOs of their own businesses and control their economic destinies.

Avon has been empowering women for 130 years.