130 Years of Avon

130 Years of Avon

Founded in 1886 as the California Perfume Company, Avon is celebrating 130 years of beauty and empowering women this year.  Like many women I have many memories of the Avon products my grandmother and mother had when I was a child, especially the fragrances and jewelry. I actually got started as a representative because I missed the lip balms and bubble bath I had used as a kid and still loved as an adult. nearly 20 years later I can’t imagine not having Avon in my life.

 Treasured Then (1886)
The company gets its start as a perfume business with one “Avon Lady” selling a collection of five perfumes door-to-door as the California Perfume Company

Avon Rare Amethyst 
Treasured Now
One of our most iconic brands, Rare Amethyst is elegant and chic with a glamorous scent captivates all.

Daring Then 
Inspired by the sirens of the silver screen, women in the 1940s and 1950s dared to wear brighter, bolder shades of lipstick, like Avon’s Double Dare Red
Avon Beyond Color Lipstick
Daring Now
Today, women want lipstick to go Beyond Color with innovative benefits like anti-aging retinol and collagen-infused formulas that plump and smooth lips. 


Avon Skin So Soft Bath oil

 Celebrated Then
In 1961, Avon introduces the Original Skin So Soft Bath Oil, designed to soften like skin’s natural oils.  

Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil

Celebrated Now
Over fifty years later, Skin So Soft has become an iconic favorite, with an ever-expanding collection of pampering oils, lotions and more.  

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Avon Jewelry

Stylish Then
Fashion and beauty make a stunning connection with the launch of exclusively designed costume jewelry in 1971

Avon Jewelry 

Stylish Now
Today, our classic and on-trend jewelry collections allow women to show off their sparkling personal style


Innovative Then  (1992)
The original AHA moment. We were the first to introduce Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) technology (in mass market skincare) with Anew Perfecting Complex for Face which revolutionized skin care and has become one of the most popular anti-aging ingredients today. 

Avon Power Serum 

 Innovative Now
Our “aha” moments keep coming! Anew’s state-of-the-art technologies continue to help women look younger with high-performance results.

Glamorous Then
In 1940, Avon introduced a pomade brow liner in a luxe gold-foil pencil design with case for only 35 cents! Then followed with a variety of liners for eyes, lips and brows.

Avon GlimmersticksGlamorous Now
Glimmersticks remain our #1 self-sharpening liners for eyes, lips and brows, with long wear in a variety of shades and forms like waterproof and diamond sparkle effects!

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Transformative Then
In the 1940s, women applied Avon’s Rose Cold Cream, enhanced with the fresh scent of roses, and they swooned over the fresh new look of their own petal-soft complexion

Avon Anew UltimateTransformative Now
Our premier skin care collections all have advanced anti-aging technologies, such as Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance, with Celluvive Complex

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Stylish Then
45 years ago, Avon made a stunning connection with fashion and beauty by launching its exclusively designed jewelry collections.

Stylish Now
Today, our classic silhouettes are kept up to date with on-trend accents like rose gold and sparkling genuine diamonds.

Women’s Diamond-Accent Watch coming in Campaign 10 (4/15/16)

Refreshing Then
In the 1960s, women delighted in a lovely array of fragrance sets, filled with powders, perfumes, colognes and creams…all designed to enhance their feminine beauty. 

Refreshing Now
After 50 years, our scented sets have grown to including pampering bath collections with an ever-expanding variety of delightfully playful fragrances.

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Iconic Then
In the 1950s, fragrance was the focal point of every woman’s dressing table. With elegant cologne decanters, beauty dust, sachets and sophisticated 1-dram bottles, wearing adn displaying your signature scent was truly high-fashion.

Iconic Now 
Since its launch in 1994, Far Away remains one of Avon’s top-selling, much-loved scents. Its chic yin-yang tasseled bottle makes it our most recognizable stylish brands.


Spirited Then
From the early 1900s, Avon has offered a variety of “gentlemen’s toiletries” including the famed California Bay Rum elegant hair tonic, the refreshing Florida Toilet Water, after shaving lotions, liquid deodorants and talcs, eventually introducing our first Cologne for Men.

 Avon Wild Country

Spirited Now 
One of our most popular men’s colognes, Wild Country captures the spirit of the strong, rugged man who prefers the casual and aromatic tones of bergamot and coriander. 


Beautiful Then
Introduced in 1967, the Avon Powder Shadow Collection offered a soft rainbow of four universally flattering fashion shades in one slim, purse-perfect tortoiseshell-design case.

Avon Eye Shadow Quads
Beautiful Now
Today, Avon offers a variety of shades and finishes to create dynamic expert eye looks, with numbered, color-coordinated shades for easy application and the ultimate smoky eye.

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Pedi Care Then

Women turned to their go-to foot care line of favorites to soothe, smooth, soften and soak their tired and achy feet without ever having to leave their home.

Avon Foot WorksPedi Care Now
Foot Works offers an ever-expanding array of spa-inspired collection for perfectly pampered, healthy-looking and beautiful feet.

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3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

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Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

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Last Updated on January 20, 2022 by avonladychris

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