About Us

About Us

We’re Avon, and we’ve been doing beauty differently for over 135 years.

Pioneering in listening to women’s needs and speaking out for them. Standing for what matters to them. Supporting their endeavours.

We’re a company that connects people through beauty, sharing passion, innovation and expertise - affordably. 

We use the power of beauty to transform women’s lives for the better.

Our story

Our founder David H. McConnell was a progressive pioneer, an impressive visionary, a courageous game-changer, and above all, a champion of women.

But he didn’t set out to create a beauty company. He was a travelling book salesperson who offered beauty products as a gift. He soon realised customers were more interested in the free perfume samples than the books.

From a small New York City office, McConnell mixed our first fragrances himself, and recruited a team of women to be sales Representatives.

It was a radical business model in 1886, but McConnell believed in the power of community, and was passionate about giving women economic freedom.

Read more about our story here.

A community that does beauty differently

We’re a community of beauty pioneers. A community that changes lives for the better. A community of people connected by beauty, innovation and shared passions.

Our Reps are at the heart of what we do. Whether it’s getting the latest beauty products in the hands of customers, supporting their communities or sharing their story with others, our Reps are at the forefront of Avon.

The true beauty about being a Rep? It really is for everyone. The flexible opportunity means you can run a beauty business in your own way on your own terms, in the palm of your hand on your phone or face to face to meet new people.

Want to learn more about our community and becoming a Representative? Click here.

Supporting women

From bringing them economic freedom so they can shape their own future to speaking up and speaking out on issues that matter to our communities, we support the causes that matter most to allow women to lead safe and healthy lives. We believe that a better world for women is a better world for all.

To find out more about how we support women click here.

Our breast cancer promise

We’ve been at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer over the last 30 years. With the Avon Foundation for Women, we have raised $947m for breast cancer causes and funded 16.6m breast cancer screenings globally.

Click here to find out more about how we help fighting against breast cancer.

A global stand against animal testing

Our goal is to deliver products to meet our customers’ needs without compromising our commitment to animal welfare, our high product safety standards or our adherence to regulatory requirements. By investing in how we develop innovation for China and in some cases changing distribution channels, we have been able to deliver this landmark change. Globally, none of Avon’s products will be tested on animals.

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It’s our responsibility to be responsible

We recognise the part we must play in addressing the challenges we all face such as rapid climate change and shifting our business towards circularity and regeneration. Together, we strive to make a positive impact: reduce our environmental impact, create responsibly sourced products, end animal testing and leave the world better than we found it.

To find out more about the work we’re doing click here.

Innovation is everything

Our team of talented scientists pair beauty with scientific innovation to bring you our pioneering brands and products.

We’re passionate about keeping you at the centre of beauty, creating products that embrace the latest trends and cutting-edge technology, alongside everyday essentials that will be the staples of your beauty kit.

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