How Avon Supports Breast Cancer Care


Avon Support Lots Of Womens Charitys

Avon fund breast cancer support charity, Breast Friends Northampton
Breast Friends Northampton was awarded £2,280 from the Avon Cosmetics UK Female Empowerment Fund to support people in Northampton living with breast cancer.
The fund is managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation and was set up on International Women’s Day in March 2016. In line with Avon’s commitment to support the causes that matter most to women, the fund’s key priority is to support projects across Northamptonshire that will improve the quality of life for women and girls.

Breast Friends Northampton was established back in June as a platform offering support and advice and a place to relax, share experiences and make friends with others diagnosed with breast cancer.
Funding from Avon enables the group to deliver twelve wellbeing activity days, including wellness walks at various locations across the County. The grant will cover the cost of hiring transport to and from each wellness walk, along with refreshments after the walk, providing the opportunity for members to sit down and talk about their experiences over a cup of coffee.

Leonie Heard, Trustee of Breast Friends Northampton expressed her appreciation of the award, “Breast Friends Northampton would like to say a huge thank you to Avon and the Northamptonshire Community Foundation for providing the funding to enable us to launch the Wellness Walks project. Wellbeing is at the heart of our focus for the charity support group. Providing an opportunity for the members to connect together alongside physical activity will be invaluable not only to their physical but mental and emotional Wellbeing.”
Andrea Slater, General Manager, Avon said of the donation “Avon is proud to continue its support of the local Northamptonshire community through its latest grant to Wellness Walks. This is a very positive project that connects women of all ages through three fundamental health factors – physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. I look forward to hearing about the positive impact to everyone involved and how the walks progress.”


How Avon Cosmetics Started Till The Present Day

How Avon Cosmetics Started Till The Present Day

Avon Cosmetics was once known as the California Perfume Company, back in 1886 when it was founded by David H McConnell. This entrepreneur of his time was mixing the perfumes and giving women the opportunity to earn money for themselves & leading the way for women today. Even today, empowering women is at the forefront of Avon’s philosophy into this globally recognized beauty company.
Mrs Albee the very 1st Avon lady in Avon’s history is still considered a role model that is thought to have created the companies system into distributing the Avon products. Mrs Albee is the pinnacle of what an Avon lady is today. She was 50 years old when she began her role as an Avon lady with David McConnell in the California Perfume Company (CPC) she had 2 children and simply needed to earn extra money. By 1920 The CPC had hit sales of $1 million & in the same year women earned the right to vote. Selling a wider range of products from the Perfumes that CPC began with it now ran a range of Bath and Soap products including food colourings, household cleaners and dental care.
In 1928 David McConnell incorporates the company name Avon that it is now world famous and Iconic for. The Avon name was chosen due to David McConnell’s love of the English play writer William Shakespeare. The Avon name was given to a few of the products throughout the brochure but wasn’t officially changed to the Iconic brand until 19-39. By then Avon had a record number of 11 seal of approvals from the magazine “Good House Keeping” an unprecedented number for one company alone. In the 19-30’s amidst the “Great Depression” McConnell incorporates Sales Prices into his Avon brochure and see’s a 70% increase in sales.
During World War 2 Avon opens up its factory to help the US military by making paratrooper kits, gas masks and pharmaceuticals. Along side that the Avon Representatives began selling War bands to help raise money for the military.
In 1944 Avon moves away from the traditional direct selling plan and introduces a managerial system, were managers were to overlook regions and territories.
By 1948 sales surpass $21 million & soon after the Wild Rose selection of fragrances introduces it’s very 1st Cream Sachet & by 19-53 Avon had it’s very 1st television advertising campaign.
From 1954 to 1967 the tag line “Avon Calling” & it’s iconic “Door Bell” was used. It became the longest running and most successful advertising campaign in history.

Avon’s “Foundation for women” began way back in 1955 being one of the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy’ campaigns dedicated with helping women’s causes globally.
1957 and Avon had broke through the $100 million in sales mark and at this point in history Avon have a representative sales force of over 100’000 women. And in 2 short years Avon is introduced to the UK.
In 1961 the iconic Skin So Soft was introduced – Skin So Soft has gone on to be the most recognizable Avon product in it’s history.
After 86 years in business and approaching the year 19-72 Avon shows sales reaching the $1 Billion barrier & over 600’000 Avon Representatives world wide. Sales figures double to $2 Billion by 1978 and Avon Representatives reach the 1 Million milestone.
Having introduced the sales of Avon Jewellery a few years earlier Avon boasts over $400’000 in jewellery sales alone, and becoming the largest distributor of costume Jewellery of its time Avon achieved outstanding results yet again.

From 1979 to the mid 80’s Avon purchases Tiffany & Co, but soon sells the company on to re-focus on it’s Avon products and branding. 100 Years of Avon history is now accomplished and in 19-88 the company launches the cosmetics brand “Avon Color” into the Avon brochure.
1989 Avon is the first cosmetics company to introduce a permanent end to animal testing. The Avon ANew Brand is born being the 1st skincare product to introduce AHA Anti-aging technology to the mass market.
Avon UK was the 1st country to introduce the sales of the pink ribbon and the Breast Cancer Crusade was born. The US followed suite just 1 year later.

The Women In Business theme continues throughout the years and in 1999 Andrea Jung is introduced as the first ever female CEO.
The new Millennium. Avon kicks of in 2001 by raising $7 Million for the families of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In 2004 the “Speak out Against Domestic Violence” is launched and focuses on raising awareness, education & the prevention of women in domestic violence.
2007 and Reese Witherspoon is named the Global Ambassador for Avon cosmetics and represents women in business within the company. Reese launches the “Empowerment” campaign and helps raise money and awareness for Avon’s philanthropic causes throughout the company. She has also gone on to have her own perfume within the Avon brochure “In Bloom”.
$10 Billion in sales in 2008 mean that Avon are at the top of their game & in 2009 there are over 6 Million Avon Representatives worldwide.
Hello Green Tomorrow is launched in 2010 & to show Avon’s dedication towards a greener environment & Avon endeavors into a tree planting campaign were they aim to re-plant 2 million trees in the Atlantic rainforest by the end of 2010.
In 2010 Avon inherit “Liz Earles Beauty Co”.
2011 & Avon have a lot to celebrate with 125 years of empowering women in the cosmetics and direct selling industry. 2011 is the year to be a proud part of this amazing company, it will become your family as it has become mine

2016 Avon has a lot to celebrate at 130 years old and going as strong as ever



Avon and Liverpool Ladies FC take home Partnership of the Year title

Avon and Liverpool Ladies FC take home Partnership of the Year title at this year’s Football Business Awards.

Avon UK and Liverpool Ladies FC (LLFC) cemented their ground-breaking partnership at this year’s Football Business Awards, where they were named Partnership of the Year at the prestigious industry event.

The landmark collaboration beat international and Premier League competition from the likes of FC Barcelona and Beko and Leicester City FC and Betstars to take home the coveted title.

Judges at the Football Business Awards commented: “This is a great partnership, really getting into the heart of the club. An innovative approach to the development of women’s football. Ground breaking. A clear winner in this category.”
In April, Avon announced a landmark moment for women’s football, when it became the first female focused brand in history to partner with a FA Women’s Super League club. Together, Avon and LLFC heralded a new dawn in women’s football, in a deal which saw Avon become the team’s first independent shirt sponsor to that of its male counterpart.
Proving the partnership is more than just a shirt sponsor, last month Avon and LLFC launched ‘I Can Be’. The campaign aims to inspire girls and women to challenge gender stereotypes and achieve their ambitions.
Stephen Rendu, Director of Beauty and Advertising at Avon said: “We are overjoyed to have won the Partnership of the Year award, especially as we were up against some tough competition. Avon is committed to empowering women, and through our partnership with Liverpool Ladies FC, we want to help raise awareness of an important cause to both parties – giving women’s football the spotlight it deserves.”
Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool Football Club, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Liverpool Ladies’ partnership with Avon has been recognised as a landmark deal which aims to inspire women and continues to break boundaries for women in sport.”



Introducing our first dual-ended mixable fragrance Unleash your sensual and radiant side with Avon Eve Duet.


Introducing our first dual-ended mixable fragrance
Unleash your sensual and radiant side with Avon Eve Duet.

Avon’s first ever dual-ended perfume for endless fragrance possibilities.
This winter, Avon celebrates femininity and uniqueness with the launch of its first dual-ended scent: Avon Eve Duet. Tapping into one of the most prominent fragrance trends of 2017 – mixing and layering fragrances – Avon Eve Duet is the perfect pair of contrasting perfumes where the power is in the user’s hands as to how they layer the scent to create their own unique, feminine signature perfume.
Co-created with International Flavours and Fragrance’s master perfumer Jean-Marc Chaillon, this fragrance celebrates women’s contrasts and contradictions and shows that women are more than just one dimensional, offering the opportunity to mix the two perfumes to create an infinite number of empowering scent combinations. One half of this unique fragrance is Sensual, which boasts indulgent notes of Pink Peppercorn, Night Blooming Jasmine, Scarlet Rose and Patchouli, whilst the other half, Radiance, offers stimulating notes of Juicy Citrus, Apple, Waterlily and Blonde Woods. The perfumes can also be worn independently for a statement scent.
Hollywood Actress Eva Mendes is the new face of the fragrance brand that features a sparkling and vibrant floral fruity scent plus a sensual and addictive woody floral for an infinite number of combinations. Eva is a talented and beautiful woman, widely known for juggling many different roles. From a mother of two to a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur, Eva delights everyone around her with her witty, courageous and sparkling personality.
Eva Mendes comments, “It’s really an honour to collaborate with a company that has understood and respected women for so many years. I love being creative and experimenting with different looks based on my mood, so being able to also express myself freely and celebrate my individuality through a perfume is fun. Scents play a big role in my life and I love trying with different combinations of Sensual and Radiant to reflect my different moods.”
Rebecca Pollard, Eve Brand Marketing Director at Avon says, “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Eva as the face of Eve Duet, as she embodies everything Avon stands for. We are very proud of partnering with such a talented, inspiring woman to represent our most innovative fragrance so far.”
Sparkling. Floral. Fruity.
Uplifting. Effortless. Luminous.
Top notes: Vibrant and sparkling, juicy Sunkissed Clementine and lustrous Apple Blossom. A soft highlight of tender Blackcurrant Bud adds uplifting and enchanting appeal.
Mid notes: At the heart of this fragrance is the ethereal Pink Dawn Water Lily, luminous and transcendent. Blended with the finest
quality Natural Jasmine Absolute and Plush Peach Peony, the floral essence blooms with beauty.
Base notes: The glowing warmth of Golden Amber exudes elegant radiance. Blissful Blonde Woods veiled in sensuous Skin Musk infuse the fragrance with effortless allure.
Captivating. Charming. Irresistible.
Addictive. Woody. Floral.
Top notes: Luscious Bergamot Twist and Wild Purple Plum. A spicy nuance of Pink Peppercorn adds an unexpected accent of provocative mystery.
Mid notes: The exquisitely exotic White Dusk Water Lily blossoms with beguiling seduction. Surrounded by a tantalizing bouquet of Night Blooming Jasmine and Scarlet Rose, the heart exudes mysterious passion.
Base notes: As the fragrance unfolds, sultry Addictive Praline Musk brings luxurious temptation. The hypnotic essence of refined Patchouli Heart LMR and enthralling Cocoa Woods combine for a magnetic trail of irresistible attraction.

Mix them together for a whole new scent, a whole new you.