More than a Century of Safety, Quality and Effectiveness.

Product Safety

For over 130 years, Avon has been committed to offering safe and effective products, with the same standards for quality and safety applied worldwide. Today, New Avon fully applies that commitment relative to its operations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Every ingredient within each product manufactured by Avon must undergo a thorough and formal review, and the safety of every product is substantiated prior to product introduction. Our multi-disciplinary team of scientists behind the process includes toxicologists, microbiologists and chemists, each of whom are experts in their field.

Equally important, our scientists evaluate any new information relevant to the safe use of its existing ingredients. If we determine through scientific inquiry that an ingredient could no longer be considered to be used safely, or if ever prohibited by law, Avon would discontinue its use.

External scientific and government bodies that have issued statements or positions on the safety of ingredients over the years include the World Health Organization, US FDA, US Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada, European Commission, Cosmetic Ingredient Review and many others. Studies supporting the safety of various ingredients have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Critical Reviews in Toxicology, the Journal of Applied Toxicology and Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.

Consumers can be assured that any product that carries the Avon name has undergone rigorous and thorough safety evaluation and can be used with the utmost confidence.

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