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Beautifying the world one woman at a time

Updated on November 17, 2016
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Mary's articles are inspired by her hobbies and love for the Lord. She loves writing, art, photography, crafting, and being a grandmother.

Mrs. P.F.E. Albee - 1st Avon Representative
Mrs. P.F.E. Albee - 1st Avon Representative | Source

Avon Calling

Ironically Avon was founded by a gentleman by the name of David H. McConnell in the 19th Century. Not many women worked outside the home, in 1886 it was only 20% of all women. David was the son of an Irish immigrant and grew up on a farm. He started his career as a bookseller selling door to door. But later on, he would become a perfume entrepreneur which has given women the opportunity to establish their own businesses, and then later become known as "direct selling".

In his earlier years while selling his books he had a unique concept, it was to leave a bottle of perfume with the women, in hopes they would purchase his books. He actually made these fragrances himself which served as "door openers". But he noticed that the women were more interested and loved the fragrances more than they did his books. This was the beginning of the "California Perfume Co". which was later changed to "Avon" in 1939, and is now the Fortune 500 Company of today.

The first Avon Representative was Mrs. P.F.E. Albee, a 50 year old wife and mother of two children. This legendary Mrs. Albee is still considered a role model forAvonRepresentatives today. She is credited with creating the company's system for "direct selling" of products.

To this day Avon has provided the earnings opportunity to many individuals so they can achieve financial independence.

  • Avon recognizes that everyone has a unique contribution to the company
  • Avon gives tremendous amounts of money and support to the communities they serve
  • Avon products are of the highest quality and satisfaction is guaranteed
  • Avon cherishes that "friendly spirit" and the personal touch Avon Representatives give each of their clients door to door.


My Avon Story

Avon is not just for mom anymore. This 125 year old cosmetic and fragrance empire now features a new product line for the younger at heart - called "Mark" products. This product line which was introduced in 2003, has some truly "hot" and fabulous colors, designer jewelry and apparel, and the younger crowd loves it.

I never dreamed I would ever be a salesperson. I certainly didn't consider myself one in real estate. The way I looked at my real estate profession was like this, people had a need and I had the means in which they could obtain it. I would show clients homes (this was the fun part) and then I would offer information and details. Then if they were interested, I would write the contract and begin the negotiations. I had some really tough ones at times, but each one gave me more confidence and experience to assist the next client. It was a fun profession, but Avon has it beat. When the real estate market started to decline a few years ago I decided it was time for me to take a break, so now I sell Avon.

I began selling Avon about a year ago and am loving it. I just can't wait until the new brochures are delivered with my orders. The skin care products are the best sellers, because when compared to the competition, like Lancome - Avon has by far lower prices, for similar skin care products. My sister Ladyjane1 started selling Avon before I did, and now my younger sister in Texas - Geegee77 is also an Avon Representative, guess beauty just runs in the family. Avon allows you to work from home and work around your own hours - to me that is priceless.

When I have an order to deliver to some of my friends we make a date to meet at our local coffee shop. It's an absolutely awesome time to sit and chat, have coffee and spend time together, talking about Avon and everything under the sun. I really love selling Avon, because it literally sells itself.

Anew Platinum eye & lip cream
Anew Platinum eye & lip cream | Source

Anti-aging creams for each age group 30, 40, 50 & 60...

Avon's Anti-Aging regimens target each age group, there is the 30+Rejuvenate, 40+Reversalist, 50+Ultimate and finally 60+Platinum, each specifically formulated for your particular skin type to correct and reverse the age process of your skin. Each have a day and night cream, serum and anti-wrinkle creams. I use the 50+Ultimate and really love it. I'm beginning to see a big difference in my under eye area, which is my worst. I just started using the "Luminosity Serum" which brightens your skin and removes age spots and any discoloring of the skin through the years.

Avon also carries various other products such as Reese Witherspoons "In Bloom" fragrance, jewelry, kitchen products, men's colognes, body washes as well as women and childrens apparel. There is something for everyone at Avon!

Anew Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimens
Anew Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimens | Source

"Any age" Anti-aging products for every womens needs!

Any age Anew targets specific concerns. For instance if you were wishing for an eye lift you would use the Anew Clinical Eyelift (I personally use this product and love it). This product gives eyes a triple lift, at the brow bone, upper eye and under eye areas, use it every night before bedtime.

If crow's feet are your concern, there is nothing better to erase them than Anew Clinical Crows Feet Corrector.It's a 2 in 1 treatment which virtually erases the look of crows feet. In just 3 days you will see a considerable difference.

How about a face lift? Anew Clinical Thermal Face Lifting Cream is the perfect thing to use. No need for going under the knife, you will notice tighter, firmer and more lifted skin in just 3 days.

Then there is the Advanced Dermabrasion System for improved texture, tone and clarity of skin. In 7-8 weeks time - wrinkles are visibly reduced.

So whatever your skin care needs are - Avon has what you need, at lower prices than the competition. See for yourself, that is what I did - and I was SOLD!


Price Comparison Avon vs. the Competiton - you decide

Here are some product comparisons that maybe help you decide which skin care products and fragrances to purchase. Avon only sells quality products at smart value prices - see for yourself.

  • Anew Reversalist Renewal Foam Cleanser $13.00
  • Vs. Lamcome Absolue Creamy Foam Cleanser $40.00
  • Anew Ultimate Age Repair Cream $34.00
  • Vs. Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme $250.00
  • Anew Rejuvenate Revitalizing Cream $30.00
  • Vs. Lancome Primordiale Skin Recharge $65.00
  • Anew Ultiimate Contouring Eye System $32.00
  • Vs. LaMer The Eye Balm $120.00
  • In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon fragrance $34.00
  • Vs. Juicy Couture Eau De Parfum $65.00

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with  Patrick Dempsey
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with Patrick Dempsey | Source

Giving back to the community

When founder David H. McConnell started this company back in 1886, he said "that the company should strive to meet fully the obligations of corporate citizenship by contributing to the well being of society and the environment in which it functions". Avon lives by that principle to this day.

Avon is a leader in advancing the causes such as Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence worldwide. Through corporate philanthropy and efforts of the Avon Foundation for Women, a US 501 public charity. In all Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have improved the lives of women and their families in more than 50 countries, and through 2009 over $730 million has been raised and donated.

It also assists with Disaster Relief wherever it is needed, and has raised nearly $18 million from 2001 - 2009 for events such as the 9/11 attacks and natural disasters in the US and worldwide.

Empowering women for 125 years
Empowering women for 125 years | Source

Income opportunity

If you are interested in making some extra money, or to just join Avon and purchase their products at discount prices, then you should consider being an Avon Representative.

I have a long way to go in this profession, but I am having the time of my life. Selling Avon is so easy - because it sells itself. Avon also gives you a very user friendly and organized website to manage your clients and emails and is very inexpensive to maintain. With the 100% guarantee on anything you purchase, if you do not like a product, or the color doesn't fit your needs, you can return it for a full refund or replacement.

Remember, if you like ordering online, every $30 or more order receives FREE shipping - so don't be shy - give it a try, or find a local Avon Representative in your area. You will be glad you did.

"You are beautifully & wonderfully made - Avon helps you stay that way".

Reese Witherspooon - wearing Avon's
Reese Witherspooon - wearing Avon's | Source

Interesting facts ............

  • 95 Years before the first woman was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court …
  • 77 Years before the first woman traveled into space …
  • 76 years before the first woman took the reins of a Fortune 500 company …
  • 34 years before women in the U.S. had the right to vote …
  • 17 years before the first woman won the Nobel Prize …

......Avon offered women the opportunity to be CEOs of their own businesses and control their economic destinies.

Avon, 125 years of empowering women.

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© 2011 Mary Gaines


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    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hi James, yes it does and appreciate your kind words of encouragement....I am having fun! Blessings to you

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      I think Avon offers a fine opportunity for folks to become entrepreneurs. I am glad you are enjoying being an Avon representative. I hope your future is brighter than bright.

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hello geegee77 - thanks sis I know you love selling Avon too - blessings and many sales to you!

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hi Ladyjane1 - glad you enjoyed this hub, yes Avon has a very interesting history - blessings to you!

    • geegee77 profile image


      8 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Very nice hub sis, it is a very cool business!!:) ge

    • ladyjane1 profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Very nice info about Avon that I didn't know thanks sis. Cheers.


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