Avon was founded in 1886 in New York by David H McConnell. Today, it is the #2 direct selling beauty company in the world and among the top seven global beauty and personal care brands. For 130 years Avon has been supporting women: offering innovative and quality beauty products, encouraging entrepreneurship and well-being. With a network of five million active consultants worldwide, its sales operations span 56 countries and territories, with distribution in 21 more countries.
Avon aims to build a better world for women, through women by creating opportunities for them to earn and learn and helping them lead safe and healthy lives. Avon and the Avon Foundation have donated more than US$1.1 billion to women’s causes, including breast cancer care and tackling violence against women and girls.
Avon has actively worked to promote alternatives to animal testing for over three decades. In 2019, Avon became the first global beauty company to make its entire portfolio free from animal testing in every country in which it operates.
In 2020, the Avon Foundation for Women announced US$1 Million in new grants to 50 frontline services and charity organizations across the world. The emergency grant program was launched in tandem with Avon’s #IsolatedNotAlone campaign, responding to the surge in domestic violence cases in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.
David Hall McConnell Sr
David H. McConnell was a pioneer of social progress. He was a visionary with a big idea to help women achieve financial independence through entrepreneurship and flexible working. It was a radical business model in 1886, when employment options for women were extremely limited. From a small New York City office, McConnell mixed the company’s first fragrances himself, and recruited a team of women to be Sales Representatives. The set of guiding principles he created are still at the heart of Avon today.
Far Away, Avon’s best-selling fragrance brand turned 25 in 2019. This unique oriental floral fragrance is Avon’s number one female fragrance brand globally – 27 bottles are sold every minute.
The new transfer-resistant, pigment-packed Power Stay Lip stays put all day long. It’s fuss-free beauty. Avon has leveraged its innovation capabilities to offer make up that can truly keep up with them; life proof without any trade-offs.
This silky 100% waterless oil from Avon’s vegan, eco-conscious Distillery collection purifies and renews skin with a custom blend of pure active ingredients including Jojoba oil, Phytol, Vitamin E and Cloudberry.