Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Do you know the Avon product we've been selling longest?

As you probably know by now if you have looked at an Avon brochure or have looked online in my eStore, Avon comes out with new products every two weeks, which we call a "Campaign." Since new products are introduced each campaign, there is no way that all Avon products that are introduced can continue to be sold indefinitely. If Avon kept everything, the brochure would be larger than the old Penneys' catalog we used in the pre-internet days. (Do they still make those?) And yes, we know you have been disappointed when your favorite products have been discontinued, as Avon representatives have had some of our own favorites discontinued as well. (Oh, to have Avon Naturals Pumpkin & Spice Body Spray come back!)

That being said, there are some products that have been around for a long time and they will stay around because they are still top sellers. In fact, one of them has been sold continuously for more than 60 years and has probably been in your home, your parents' home, or your grandparents' home. I can almost guarantee it! Here's a picture of the container I remember sitting in my Granny Mantel's living room window for years after it was empty. 

Have you guessed which product I am referring too? You may have even seen lists like "100 Uses for Avon ____!" Several years ago Avon cautioned all representatives not to talk about those uses, particularly one of them and you probably know the one, because the product is not FDA approved for that use. Have you guessed it yet? If not, I won't keep you in suspense any longer.

The product is Skin So Soft Bath Oil. It was introduced in 1951 and here's a picture showing the original bottle and the advertisement for the product, followed by a picture of the 24 fl. oz. bottle (our largest size) all dressed up for spring 2016.


Skin So Soft Bath Oil in the Original Scent remains the same, but many more products have been added to the SSS line. Check them out here on my eStore to see what I mean!


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