About Avon


Avon’s story began in 1896, when the founder, David H. McConell founded his entrepreneurship called California Parfume in New York. The then 28 years old McConell was a travelling book agent trying to make his books more sellable by distributing fragrance samples to potential customers. In a short period of time it became obvious that the fragrance samples were more successful than the books themselves, therefore he began to sell cosmetics. With the growth of his business, he started to work with Representatives, who delivered the ordered goods to the homes of customers and gave useful tips to them, if needed.  In 1939 the company took the name of AVON Products Incorporated, named after the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford Upon Avon.

For 130 years Avon has stood for women: providing innovative, quality beauty products which are primarily sold to women, through women.  Millions of independent Representatives across the world sell iconic Avon brands such as Avon Color and ANEW through their social networks, building their own beauty businesses on a full- or part-time basis.  Avon supports women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and well-being and has donated over $1billion to women’s causes through Avon and the Avon Foundation.  


Avon Cosmetics Hungary established its operation in 1990 in Hungary and ever since thousands of Representatives guarantee our Success.

Our Godollo operation hosts apr. 300 Avon associates working in finance, marketing, PR, campaign planning, sales, sales support,  business development, customer service (contact center), sourcing, human resources, legal and training departments,  as well as in our Supply Chain organization.

Avon's Budapest IT Centre was established in early 2015 and currently hosts apr. 120 IT professionals to provide state-of-the-art application development, support, business analysis and project managment services for Avon, its representatives and customers globally. 

  • To provide individuals an opportunity to earn in support of their well-being and happiness.
  • To serve families throughout the world with products of the highest quality backed by a guarantee of satisfaction.
  • To render a service to customers that is outstanding in its helpfulness and courtesy.
  • To give full recognition to employees and Representatives, on whose contributions Avon depends.
  • To share with others the rewards of growth and success.
  • To meet fully the obligations of corporate citizenship by contributing to the well-being of society and the environment in which it functions.
  • To maintain and cherish the friendly spirit of Avon.