What is Avon?

Well, what is Avon? To put it short and sweet, Avon’s mission statement says it all:

Avon's mission statement

Avon’s mission statement

Did you know…


  • Avon Products Inc is amongst the world’s biggest direct selling companies – only ever coming 1st and 2nd within the DSN top 100.
  • Avon is the world’s largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause. It has raised £15 million for UK breast cancer charities and $585 million for breast cancer charities worldwide.
  • Avon markets to women around the world through over 5.8 millionindependent Sales Representatives in over 100 countries.
  • In 1989, Avon became the first major cosmetics manufacturer to permanently stop using animals in the safety testing of its products.
  • In 1997, Avon became the first major beauty brand to sell online.
  • In 1992, Avon was the first beauty company to bring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Technology to the mass market with the launch of its Anew skincare brand.
  • Avon was the first to discover a method of encapsulating the purest form ofvitamin A (retinol) in skincare formulation.
  • Avon was the first to deliver stable vitamin C in skincare.
  • In 2009, Avon became the first cosmetic company to use the exact same grade Hyaluronic Acid facial filler as used by dermatologists in its Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum.
  • Also in 2009 Avon introduced SpectraColour Lipstick, with first to market componentry to dial-up lip colour, offering seven lipsticks shades in one.

The Beauty of an Avon Career


Creating the perfect shade of lipstick is one way to add beauty to a woman’s life. Another is by giving her an opportunity to earn money to provide for her family. Or offering her access to affordable, quality breast cancer health care. Or encouraging her to speak out against domestic violence. Avon is a company where beauty is defined by possibility - for yourself, your career and the world around you.

Avon quote

Avon quote