This is the company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables. That fights wrinkles with one hand and breast cancer with the other. That knows the value of a perfect lip, but still opens its mouth and speaks out against domestic violence and for women’s financial independence. This is the company that not only brings beauty to doors, but also opens them. This is Avon. The company that for over a century has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for women.
FOR OVER 130 YEARS.
In 1886, 34 years before women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, Avon’s founder, David H. McConnell, helped give them the chance to earn an independent income. McConnell was a traveling book salesperson who offered fragrance samples as an additional perk. The women were more interested in the free perfume than the books. 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 office, McConnell himself mixed the company’s first fragrances.
Our Vision is to be the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and self-fulfillment needs of women globally.
Avon is committed to making the planet more beautiful through our products, our people, our environmental sustainability and our philanthropy.
We empower millions of women financially through our earnings opportunity and support their health and safety through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.