Avon is committed to offering safe and effective products in the more than 50 markets in which we do business around the world, and the same standards for quality and safety are applied worldwide. We are proud of our 130-year safety record.
Avon has made a decision to phase out triclosan from our cosmetic and personal care products. Although scientific evidence supports the safe use of triclosan in consumer products, we have made this decision based on the preferences expressed by some of our customers for products without triclosan. We are no longer using triclosan in new product development and have begun replacing it in existing products. Relative to Avon's complete product portfolio, only a small number of products are impacted by these actions.