At 125, Avon speaks out against domestic violence

From its humble beginnings as a purveyor of cosmetics such as lipsticks and pressed powders, staple elements of my mother’s and grandmother’s beauty kits, Avon has branched out to fragrances, skin care, jewelry and accessories such as shoes and intimate apparel. In recent years, however, it has gone beyond cosmetics to espouse issues that are relevant to the lives of women.