Avon

Animal Welfare

The Avon Company (“Avon”), with operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and through affiliation in Canada, has deep respect for animal welfare and does not conduct animal testing. Avon is a strong advocate of both the ethical and humane treatment of animals and the protection of human health and safety. Our products are developed utilizing alternative testing methods such as extrapolations from existing data, computational modeling, in vitro (test tube/cell culture) testing and clinical tests with human volunteers, to ensure both their efficacy and safety.

As a member of the LG Household and Healthcare (LG H&H) family, Avon sells products developed for North America and global markets. At present, authorities in China require animal-based safety testing for cosmetic products in a few specific categories sold in China.

LG H&H is committed to global adoption of non-animal safety substantiation methods. We appreciate that authorities in China now accept alternative methods for an increasing number of cosmetic categories, including shampoo, body washes and color cosmetics. In addition, alternative safety substantiation is accepted in China for products manufactured locally, and we are in the process of transferring production of several cosmetic categories to our subsidiaries there. As a member of our industry association, the Personal Care Products Council, we are working with Chinese authorities to eliminate animal testing requirements for all cosmetics, and we look forward to a timely resolution to this issue.
 

FAQs

Does The Avon Company (“Avon”) test on animals?
The Avon Company (“Avon”), with operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and through affiliation in Canada, does not test on animals. As a member of the LG Household and Healthcare (LG H&H) family, Avon sells products developed for North America and global markets. In China, authorities require animal testing for cosmetic products in a few specific categories sold in China. Together with our industry colleagues we are working to eliminate those requirements and hope to reach a resolution soon.

Do you sell in countries that require animal testing?
As a member of the LG Household and Healthcare family, Avon sells products developed for North America and global markets. In China, authorities require animal testing for cosmetic products in few specific categories sold in China. Together with our industry colleagues we are working to eliminate those requirements and hope to reach a resolution soon.

If you don’t test on animals, why are you on PETA’s animal testing list?
As a member of the LG Household and Healthcare family, Avon sells products developed for North America and global markets. In China, authorities require animal testing for cosmetic products in a few specific categories sold in China. Together with our industry colleagues we are working to eliminate those requirements and hope to reach a resolution soon.

If you don’t test on animals or sell in countries that require animal testing, why is Avon sold in China?
LG Household and Healthcare, which now includes Avon, is a company with global operations. In China, authorities require animal testing for cosmetic products in a few specific categories sold in China. Together with our industry colleagues we are working to eliminate those requirements and hope to reach a resolution soon.

Are your ingredients or components tested on animals before they are formulated?
Neither Avon or LG requires that ingredients used in our products be tested in animals. Instead, ingredient safety is confirmed through tests in non-animal models such as cell cultures and chemical structure analyses.
 

The Avon Company is a privately held company, established in August 2019, which manufactures and distributes products under the “Avon” name in the United States and Puerto Rico, and through affiliation in Canada. The Avon Company is a separate company – a wholly different legal entity - from Avon Products, Inc., which is a global publicly traded corporation, operating in countries outside the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.