International Association of Women Honors Amy Adkins as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year

Amy Adkins, Founder of Eden's Gift Skincare, is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

The International Association of Women (IAW) honors Amy Adkins as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members, 1000+ in person and virtual events, over 100 Local US based Chapters and International Chapters in several cities in China.

“I’m pleased to welcome Amy into this exceptional group of professional women,” said IPDN President and IAW Spokesperson Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

When the expensive cream prescribed by her doctor to treat her young son’s eczema caused him to cry out in pain, Amy Adkins was furious. “I went to rub a small amount of the $200 tube of prescription cream on my son and he screamed in pain as if it was burning him,” she said. “I turned the tube over and began reading the ingredients. To my horror, the first ingredient was alcohol.”

We go by the motto that if it's good for your body on the inside, then it's also good for you on the outside. I love to go to trade shows and talk about our products face-to-face with people.

Amy Adkins

Founder, Eden's Gift Skincare

Wanting to ease her son’s suffering and inspired by her grandmother’s use of home remedies using plant-based oils for skin care, Ms. Adkins was determined to create a safe, effective, all-natural product to help her son. “I experimented with using food ingredients to heal my son's eczema, and finally created a proven remedy of body wash and moisturizer that works for him,” she said. “When I would hear about other people with similar skin issues, I would give them bottles and, within a few months, Eden's Gift Skincare was born.” All products are made from 100% food grade ingredients. “We go by the motto that if it's good for your body on the inside, then it's also good for you on the outside,” Ms. Adkins added.

As Founder, Ms. Adkins is involved in all aspects of the business, including research and development, marketing and sales. “I love to go to trade shows and talk about our products face-to-face with people,” she said. “I love innovating and continuing to try to stay ahead of the ever-changing face of marketing.” After selling her product to a tough-looking biker who was seeking help for his rough, calloused hands at one of these shows, Ms. Adkins is now the “unofficial skincare company for a large group of Bikers from Michigan” The biker still sends her pictures of his finally smooth hands.

Ms. Adkins’ future plans for her company is to continue to offer her skincare products and expand into other markets. “We just did a small launch of some new eyeshadows, made from 100% food grade ingredients, which we are hoping to expand on in the future,” she said. “We are calling our cosmetics line ‘Eden's Vanity.’"

About IAW
The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women the forum, professional development and services needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Through 100+ local chapters, International Chapters in several cities in China and 1000+ in person and virtual events, members cultivate valuable connections, develop professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc., an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to employment opportunities.

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Categories: Dermatology/Skin Diseases

Tags: 100% natural, eczema, food grade ingredients, home remedies, plant-based oils, skincare


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The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women with the forum, education, and services to thrive in an interconnected world.