Varicose veins, improves its appearance with aloe vera

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Varicose veins are all those veins that, for different reasons, have dilated and part of the blood they lead has been stagnant. This skin condition is usually more visible in the legs, ankles, and feet because those are the farthest parts of the body from the heart.

They have a blue or purple color and are sometimes very annoying to the touch and can even cause some pain, especially after standing for a long time or sitting.

Why do they appear and who suffers from them?

ATLANTIA15Although it is more common among women, many men also suffer from them. They can be of genetic origin, arise during pregnancy, overweight, by impact sports or by the type of work, which forces you to spend a lot of time in the same position (standing or sitting).

Another reason may be sedentary lifestyle or consumption of oral contraceptives that, due to the amount of estrogens, produce a state of hypercoagulation.

For most of those who suffer from varicose veins, apart from an unsightly condition, it is very annoying that it can cause pain and inflammation. Therefore, if no solution is made since they appear, they can become dangerous and end up needing surgical intervention.

Aloe, immediate relief

In addition to improving its appearance, aloe vera calms, reduces fatigue and tension in addition to exerting an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.

ATLANTIA16Products such as Gel Relax cold-heat with arnica and harpagofito helps to maintain blood circulation in good conditions also thanks to arginine and acemannan of aloe vera in its composition.

In addition, it reduces itching, tingling or the sensation of heat thanks to its soothing and refreshing power.

Varicose veins, avoid them

In a complementary way with the use of aloe vera, to reduce or avoid the appearance of varicose veins, it is necessary to carry out a healthy and balanced diet where vegetables and fruits abound.

It is also a good option to massage the affected areas on a regular basis, exercise and drink a good amount of water a day, as it increases fluidity of blood and eliminate waste.

In this sense, experts also recommend not wearing too tight clothes, in the case of women avoid wearing heels for a long period of time, do not smoke or change their posture regularly and take small breaks to stretch their legs.

In Atlantia we say NO to products tested in animals

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More than 100 million animals are treated cruelly each year in laboratories with the objective of testing ingredients whose final product will reach the customer imminently.

Beforehand, since 2009 the sale and manufacture of cosmetic products in the European Union that have been tested on animals is totally prohibited. Four years later, the testing of toxic products was also banned, although there is an extension until the year 2023 for its full and final implementation.

What does it consist of and how does it affect animals?

atlantia2Testing animals involves handling animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats and even chickens, in most cases,making them try products and see the reaction they produce in them.

Some of the practices that are carried out are those of observing changes in the skin, the hair or seeing the functioning of the organs through practices that range from inhaling hair lacquers to forcibly introducing dentrifics into the stomach of the animals.

Differentiate whether a product is or is not tested on animals is as simple as checking the label of the product and see if it has the “cruelty free” or “not tested on animals” seal. This means that neither the final product nor any of its ingredients have been tested and we will be looking at a product that is respectful and compassionate to animals.

Yes to cruelty free

atlantia3For all those who want to know what products are those that make tests on animals, there are also mobile applications that indicate whether or not they are cruelty free. Although some of these apps are paid, many others are free: Cruelty free, Bunny free, Choose cruelty or Happy bunny, among others.

Nowadays there are still many brands that test, but every time the trend towards makeup and natural cosmetics increases, which makes us tremendously happy, since from Atlantia we advocate the purity and naturalness of the products, without testing in animals and also without parabens.

Is it testing strictly necessary?

atlantia4Definitely not, since there are many other alternative methods to animal testing. An example of this is to do it through the creation of artificial tissues of cultured human cells and bacterial systems or computer simulations, among many other options.

Nowadays there are companies dedicated to the search for alternatives that do not involve tests on animals, but this requires a particular investment to achieve the objective. On the other hand, it is also necessary that the analyses of these “fictitious” experiments be 100% reliable and demonstrable so that they can be applied to the products without harming the public health.

Vivaness 2018: International Fair of Natural and Organic Personal Care

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¿What it is?

atlantia6Last February VIVANESS 2018 was celebrated, an International Fair of Natural and Organic Personal Care that has already reached  its eleventh edition. Held at the Exhibition Center Nuremberg (Germany), one of the most massive fairgrounds in the world that hosts national and international fairs, exhibitions and congresses. The fair began with 164 exhibitiors from 15 countries, and it has grown enough to reach more than 250 exhibitions from 30 countries in recent years, It is currently the leading international meeting point for the natural cosmetics field.

It is celebrated along with BIOFACH, the most important fair of organic food and among its objectives are to make contacts and learn about the natural products of the current cosmetics field. Also, there is room for debates on the advances in the dermocosmetic industry and presentation of products to professionals of specialized stores, pharmacies, perfumeries…

Atlantia, presented at the fair

FotoJetThis 2018 has been the year chosen by Atlantia to attend Vivaness 2018 for the first time as an exhibitor.

We have been present in the call showing some of our products as Bialoe, a nutritional supplement that fits perfectly in a growing segment such as the nutricosmetics. Bialoe is made from Aloe Vera 100% pure organic farming and is recognized both for its multiple benefits for the body and for being a product for beauty, which works from within to improve the appearance of your skin.

On our stand, we offered visitors a tasting product that was very well received. Many came to try it since the ingested Aloe is still unknown to many. Moreover, for those who knew it and had tried other brands, it was a surprise to see the high acceptance it had.

Aloe vera for everyone

Aloe vera is from the onion family and has a very characteristic smell and flavor, for some it is not very pleasant, although 100% compesated if we think about the multiple benefits it has for our organism. While authentic Aloe Vera juice was 99,7% pure, visitors recognized a smoother flavor thanks to the natural aroma of pineapple.

BioFach Vivaness 2018

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With our presence at the fair, we also wanted to convey the importance of this product in the medical field. The benefits of Aloe Vera for skin, its regenerative and soothing properties have made the Pure Aloe Vera Gel, and Superdefense recommended for years by medical specialists in breast cancer patients ungergoing radiotherapy. However, recently, an article has been published about a clinical trial carried out with Bialoe that has demonstrated the analgesic and anti-anflammatory action also for ingested Aloe vera.

VIVANESS 2018 has served us as a platform for presentation and introduction to the German market and European countries, which is why we are convinced that it will help us to continue fulfilling our commitment to offer the best Aloe Vera in the Canary Islands.

What is the age to start taking care of our skin?

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Age is a number and, although each person is a world and ages at a different pace and form, experts agree that the age to start taking care of the skin should not be later than 25 years.

The skin is the most significant organ of the body and the most exposed to external agents, which is why we must take care of it with greater responsibily. Some of these factors are stress, feeding, lack of sleep or continuous exposture to the sun, among others.

By ages

The first thing we need to know is what kind of skin we have. From there, the next step is to adapt your care according to the age range in which we find ourselves.

When your 20

atlantia8We could say that during our twenties the skin of the face is “impeccable”. It is true that there may be outbreaks of acne or other conditions, but it all depends on the type of skin. Therefore, the most important thing during this stage is prevention, especially against the sun´s rays.

When your 30

atlantia9This is the the moment in which the first signs of age on the skin begin to manifest in our skin: spots, loss of elasticity, changes in coloring… In this point is really essential to carry out fibrotensing, moisturizing treatments and include some weekly mask to hydrate and complete the daily routine to reduce wrinkles and maintain perfect skin.

When your 40

atlantia10Irremediably, the skin begins to look flabby and tired especially in the area of the face and neck. After 40 years, the key is cell renewal, as the face begins to blur and the goal is to recover part of thar elasticity, especially in the eye area.

When your 50

atlantia11At this point, the signs of expression and wrinkles are broader, there are spots, and the skin tends to be drier. It is an age of hormonal changes, which manifests itself in the state of the skin.

Whatever the age range you are in, the priority is always to protect yourself against the sun´s rays and carry out a proper hydratation routine.

Daily routine

Skin care should be a mandatory task at least twice a day, following the steps below and without age restrictions.

atlantia12– Cleaning: practically the most important. Face cleaning with a specific product such as our cleansing mousse, for all skin types and without allergens. Its use, at least twice a day and especially at night, since when sleeping is when the skin regenerates.

– Exfoliation: at least one a week, since this way dead skin cells are eliminated at the same time we regenerate it, we provide shine and softness.

atlantia13– Hydration: always adapted to our skin type and with the aim of avoiding dryness and wrinkles, hydration is a priority in skin care.

– Sun protection: Regardless of the time of year, sun protection is always mandatory.

In general terms, the skin will look healthy if, apart from pampering you with the steps mentioned above, we eat healthy food, drink water or exercise, among others.

Dandruff: combat with lemon and aloe vera

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What is dandruff and why does it appear?

atlantia2Also known as pityriasis, dandruff is a condition manifested by the fungus Malassezie furfur, which occurs when there is an excess of dead cells on the scalp.

This skin condition manifests itself in the form of whitish scales, which can even be visible on the sufferer´s clothes.

Its symptons cause discomfort; being the itching, redness, and dryness the leading protesters. Causes such as stress, hormonal imbalances, seasonal changes and even the use of chemical products are some of those that can use therir appearance. It is important to keep in mind that hair must be cared for at all times, regardless of the season.

Against the secretion of fat

atlantia3Lemon is a citrus that has always had multiple uses form health thanks to its medicinal, gastronomic and esthetic benefits. With vitamins B, C, folic acid, and essential minerals in its composition, it is the perfect ally to combat hair loss and exfoliate dead cells.

It can control frizz, lighten hair and provide shiness and luminosity. About dandruff, it regulates the fat and pH of the skin thanks to its antiseptic properties, resulting in a considerable decrease.

Aloe, also in the hair

champu-cabello-normalAloe vera is one of the best natural remedies to eliminate unsightly dandruff thanks to its antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties.

Cleans the scalp, removes residues from the skin, acts as an analgesic decreasing itching and moisturizes hair fibers.

Champoo with canarian aloe vera, based on minerals, amino acids and vitamins A, B and C, is ideal to combat it. In its composition there is a decyl glucoside (surfactant derived from glucose) and another derivate of soy proteins.

Also, this product helps to preserve the shiness and balance of the scalp, always respecting the pH of the skin and providing greater luminosity to it.

Can you recognize a quality aloe vera?

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On the basis that it does not exist any product that contains 100% aloe vera as a unique ingredient of its composition, problems related to the manufacturing process, commercialization and quality of this plant has risen up over the years.

Aloe vera has been used since Ancient Egypt, but now we have discovered the benefits that this plant provides to our organism and the capacity to palliate lots of its illnesses.

Cultivation of aloe vera in Canary Islands

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If we want the product to maintain all its properties, convenient atmospheric conditions must happen during the cultivation of the plant, such as a hot and windy environment, water, pH, and watering frequency.

All of our products are fabricated from the ecological cultivation of the plant, denomination attributed by the C.R.A.E ( Regulatory Board of Ecologial Agriculture).

As a result, we obtain organic aloe vera, non-transgenic and without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or fungicides.

Products made 100% of aloe vera?

Completely wrong. Before putting in our basket a product that indicates a 100% aloe vera composition we should stop to read its label. We must look, in all products, for the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients), since it will be organized depending on the percentage they have on its composition.

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It is not impossible to have a product made 100% of aloe vera, but it is impossible to send it to the consumer with the same freshness as the leafs that have been recently cut. Products need to have a small percentage of preservatives to avoid its breakdown and to be able to get to the customer´s home with the best quality possible.

Another consideration would be that containers must always be hermetically closed, avoiding the solar light and wind to enter, and as a consequence, keeping all their properties.

Ethics, professionalism and quality

Slice Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Mill.Star cactus Aloe Aloin Jafferabad or Barbados) a very useful herbal medicine for skin care and hair care.

In Atlantia we inform ethically and professionally about the real process of canary aloe vera and its quality.

Consequently, we support organisms as AFAVECAN (Association of manufacturers of aloe vera of Canary Islands), created in 2016 and with the aim of driving the commercialization of aloe vera local products outside of the Canary Islands.

This appears due to the fraud that has been generated around products manufactured with powdered extract that simulate being pures and originated in Canary Islands, even announcing it in the packaging.

So, ¿what is the objective of this organism? Boosting canary industry and report the production of aloe vera that does not meet the requirements of quality of the plant.

Contour, the forgotten in facial care

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Why should we take care of him?

The contour is considered the most fragile area of the face, as it is at least 10 times thinner than the rest. It is constantly exposed to external agents such as sun, cold or wind and is one of the first areas that ages before, which is more than enough reason to give it special care.

Its fine collagen and elastin fibers cause loss of elasticity over time, resulting in dreaded wrinkles, fine lines and premature fatigue.

Although there is no specific age to start taking care of your skin, experts agree that starting at age 25 is a good moment to do so, because is the moment when the skin star to change.

Perfect contour with aloe vera

Pure Aloe vera  is the perfect ally for the eye contour, since it moisturizes the area while acting as an anti-aging, antioxidant and decongestive agent. It also reduces fatigue and signs of aging, giving the skin radiance and elasticity.

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It should be borne in mind that sometimes the effectiveness of a product will depend on how we apply them.

It is necessary to know that the product should be applied in the contour with the ring finger (it has the least force) and give brief touches in the fixed eyelids, until its complete absorption.

For men and women

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In Atlantia we have created Eye Perfect, a product for the care of the eye contour. This cream, formulated with aloe vera and Eyeliss, an active ingredient rich in peptides that strengthen capillaries and prevent bags in the eyes.

It also provides minerals, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C and a powerful moisturizing and regenerating action of the tissues.

A small amount twice a day (morning and evening) reduces eye bags by up to 65% for both men and women. Choose the best option, choose Atlantia.

Aloe vera, natural soothing after depilation

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Depilation is part of our daily lives whether we like it or not. Regardless of the way in which it is done, a series of recommendations must be taken into account before and after removing hair from the body.

From Atlantia, we recommend a daily skin care, but especially after depilation, because if the skin is not treated properly may appear irritations, redness and in the most extreme cases burns.

Before, during and after depilation

EXFOLIACION

The first step towards healthy, hydrated and, in this case, depilated skin is exfoliation. Ideally, take a hot shower to open the pores and then massage the areas to be shaved with a mane glove and some neutral soap or directly with an exfoliating product.

Once the hair is done, it will come out easily no matter what form it is used to remove it: blade, depilatory cream, electric razor, wax or laser. Ideally, taking a cold shower after depilation will help to soothe the skin and close the pores again, thus avoiding infection.

SUPERDEFENSE

As a last, if not the most important, step, is the hydration of the shaved areas. In this sense, our product Superdefense, enriched with shea butter, pure aloe vera and vitamin E, will help strengthen the skin’s natural systems while nourishing and repairing it.

Immediate Relief

pure-aloe-vera-gelPure aloe vera provides immediate relief thanks to its soothing, antiseptic and regenerating power, helping the skin to return to its natural state.

It also has anti-inflammatory properties, helps cell growth, improves circulation in the affected areas (shaved in this case), nourishes and deeply hydrates all layers of the skin: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.

Another product that could curdle after depilation is Pure Aloe Vera Gel. Being a 100% natural and ecological product, it protects and nourishes, repairing any skin affliction that may be present.

Take care your hair in winter months

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Hair is one of the areas of our body in which aspects such as life habits or the attitude we take to it are manifested. Specifically in these winter months, where the cold, wind and excessive humidity are present, we must be specially careful with our scalp and devote more time and care.

One of the most important things is not to abuse tools like iron or dryer, as they release excessive heat and can do more damage to the scalp.

Take care of your hair naturally!

Many factors determine the quality of our hair: number of weekly washes, diet, brushing and care… Whatever your hair routine, from Atlantia we recommend aloe vera as a star ingredient for the care of your hair:

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– Reduces sebum: its properties help reduce sebum on the scalp while giving it a much healthier appearance.

– Prevents hair loss: prevents and even reduces hair follicles, encouraging hair rejuvenation.

– Moisturizing: thanks to its vitamins and minerals, aloe vera is able to keep the scalp and follicles moisturized.

– Removes dandruff: prevents dryness of the hair thanks to its fungicity properties and provides a fresh sensation.

On the other hand, it is important to sanitize hair and make use of shampoos, conditioners and fixatives enriched with aloe vera, as it provides extra hydration, removes dead hair cells, acts as an antiseptic and cleanser, among many other benefits.

Aloe, cold stabilized

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In Atlantia, we carry out an exhaustive process of elaboration of our products, maintaining the maximum quality to offer the best pure aloe vera to our clients.

The production process consists of peeling the leaves and removing the transparent pulp from the inside.

Afterwards, everything is crushed to obtain a gelatinous mass with a whitish tone that goes through a process of eliminating impurities and unwanted elements.

As a final result, the extracted juice is stored in refrigerated stainless steel tanks to ensure that all plant properties are maintained. 

This Christmas choose the best option: Atlantia

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Every year at Christmas we hear the same thing on the streets: “Seems like Christmas comes early every time.” and later: “What do I buy you? What size do you wear? Will you like it?”

The time of year has come when we forget the healthy and balanced diet, there is a greater consumption of alcohol and lower temperatures, factors that have a direct influence on skin care. This is the reason why we must remedy all these excesses naturally with the best cosmetics in the Canary Islands.

Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing

EXFOLIATEWith the external factors that affect us this time of year, it is important to thoroughly cleanse the skin and exfoliate at least once a week.

With this last step described, you’ll get your skin to homogenize, retexturize and cleanse quickly and effectively, removing any residue that may have originated during the holiday season.

The exfoliation is a technique that should not miss in the routine of daily care since it eliminates dead cells and impurities, helping to achieve a radiant skin.

Hydration, key point

At Christmas, heavy environments cause the dreaded dehydration of the skin. This is why you should drink enough water and stay hydrated throughout the day.

Another important point is to protect ourselves from the sun’s rays with some natural cosmetics product with a factor of protection because, although more indirectly and at low temperatures, we continue to receive sunlight.

Another important point is to protect ourselves from the sun´s rays with some natural cosmetics product with a factor of protection because,

In this case, from Atlantia we recommend our new product HydraDetox SPF15, a powerful detoxifier that fights against the harmful effects of pollution while protecting against UVB and UVA radiation.

This Christmas, give Atlantia

bigstock-Woman-Offering-Christmas-Gift--106789403-minIt is always difficult to get 100% right with the Christmas gift of our friends and family: size change, color, style… From Atlantia we think that the best thing is to go on safe and therefore we offer a wide variety of products, adapted to the needs of each client and whose use is suitable for all audiences.

Anti-ageing, moisturizing, protective cream… are just a few of the options you will surely not miss this Christmas. Don’t think twice about it, choose who you trust and get your favourite products!