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The best natural barrier against cold

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Winter is synonymous of llazy afternoons watching a movie on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate by the chimney, playing with snowballs and having roasted chestnuts. But also of dryness, irritation and dull skin, since the cold disturbs the hydrolipidic film of our skin and the sebaceous glands work slower.

These symptoms are worse in the case of dry or sensitive skin. In addition, the abuse of heating and sudden temperature changes do not help either.

Protect your skin from the cold

And as the cold winter has not come yet,, it’s the perfect time to fine-tune our skin so that we can enjoy all the good things that the cooler season of the year brings us. To do so, you can follow these tips from Juan Chico, pharmacist and founder of Atlantia:

1. Cleanse your face twice a day.  A facial cleansing both in the morning, to remove excess oil accumulated while sleeping, at night time, to reduce the impurities from our skin.

cuidado-de-la-piel-cuerpo2. Moisturize your body.  Hydration is always necessary all the year. However, cold and sudden temperature changes aggravate skin dryness.

Look for creams best suit your skin needs and complement the care with some type of serum or treatment. Pure Aloe gel is a fundamental active ingredient to improve hydration levels.

3. Smoothes premature wrinkles.  Increasing the consumption of vitamin C and antioxidants significantly favours these wrinkles. Atlantia also has key products to help you fight premature wrinkles on your face: REGENERATE, regenerating cream with AHA for women and ACTIVE ENERGY, active anti-aging treatment for men.

cuidado-de-la-piel4. Protect your hands.  The skin of the hands is one of the most affected during this time of year, due to its direct contact with low temperatures, the wind, the cold…

Do not allow your hands to crack from the cold and use daily our Aloe cream for dry and cracked hands.

5. Avoid sudden changes in temperature.  Another of the fundamental factors to obtain a soft and hydrated skin during winter is to avoid, as much as possible, the abrupt changes of exterior and interior temperature. It is also advisable not to abuse of heating at home.

Winter, together with other factors such as stress or pollution, accelerates cell death and the skin needs an extra supply of antioxidants at this time of year. Atlantia offers a very effective and natural solution: HYDRADETOX SPF15.  A day cream with energizing active ingredients and extra nutrition to revitalize, soothe and moisturize the skin.

Its anti-pollution formula based on natural ingredients and 100% free of toxins also helps to reduce and prevent blemishes, as well as regulate sebum production.  A day cream that helps detoxify the skin from the harmful effects of environmental pollution, while protecting against UVB and UVA radiation.

Back to school with the best of yourself

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We usually reflect about New Year´s resolutions and, above all, about improving our habits: stop smoking, study more, eat healthy, do some sport, take care of your skin as it deserves… However, September can also be a wonderful month to set goals. Rested after the summer holidays and re-energized to cope with the new “school year”.

Recover from summer!

In what regards skin care, “Back-to-school” is the perfect time to treat the environmental stress caused to your skin during the summer: temperature changes, humidity, long hours under the sun, salty or chlorinated water, etc. Here are some tips for you to keep in mind:

aloe-vera-planta– Repair hair: Your hair is one of the worst affected by the ravages of summer: dry and dehydrated hair, damaged hair tips, etc. A good haircut can be very helpful, but also using moisturising shampoos, regenerating hair masks and oils to nourish and moisturise. And finally, try to avoid as far as possible the hairdryers and Irons.

– Extra hydration into your face: the facial skin is very sensitive in comparison to the skin on the rest of your body and it reacts differently to external aggressions. Dehydration and dryness become more visible and your skin needs extra hydration after the summer time.

The best thing is a Skin-Peel (at home or at the Aesthetic Centre) and to apply serums before the moisturising cream, that penetrate into the deepest cell layers of the epidermis and keep your skin moisturized.

aloe-vera-piel Hand and foot care: They also deserve particular attention after the holidays. The best thing is to remove corns, death cells and cuticles. If you have been polishing your nails during the summer, you should allow them to breath for a while.

It is important to exfoliate your feet and to apply a moisturising cream, particularly on your heels, the ones that suffer the most.

With the wide variety of products from Atlantia you can perfectly implement all these tips and incorporate them to your daily body care routine.

Proof of this can be found in the many references in the media about Atlantia, like the recent one in a Spanish magazine focused on the male audience: https://fleetpeople.es/repara-piel-aloe-vera-atlantia/. Thank you!

If you have any questions about any of them don´t hesitate to contact us.

After the sun, comes the good stuff

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As soon as the first rays of sunshine begin to warm up, we are flooded with information about the importance of using sunscreen to prevent irreparable damage to the skin. In fact, dermatologists insist that we should use sunscreen all year round, and not just a few minutes before sunbathing back and forth on the beach or swimming pool… If the day is cloudy, don’t risk it, the ultraviolet rays still reach us!

We know what to do prior to the sun exposure, but how do we take care of our skin afterwards? There is no doubt about it: moisturize and soothe. And that’s why the After Sun has no equal. Unlike moisturizing and nourishing creams, the After Sun also includes a calming action (due to its high Aloe vera content); it helps to regenerate the skin and has a refreshing effect, relieving symptoms in the burned skin.

Prolong tanning with After Sun

Sun damage can make itself visible after some time and the After Sun also prepares it for new sun exposures, making it more resistant. They help to prolong your tan and some of them even contain active ingredients that act as anti-cellulite, firming or anti-ageing.

You can find all sorts of After sun’s in the market: lotion, gel, spray, serum, mousse…. When applying it, it is important to examine yourself, as deep skin layers could be damaged by the sun. The damage can go from a slight redness of the area to the onset of pain and blistering (if this is the case, try applying Pure Aloe vera Gel instead and see your doctor).

Atlantia After Sun is a soothing milk which contains 100% pure and organic Aloe Vera from the Canary Islands. It helps to relieve the burning and redness of the skin caused by the sun, calms the skin and provides softness, accelerating the regeneration process of the skin.

It is easy to use: massage the damaged areas until it is fully absorbed, several times a day and until the damage goes away. In any case, the best protection is avoiding prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.

after sun aloe veraTIP: If you want to increase the feeling of freshness provided by Atlantia After Sun, always keep it in the fridge. Take a nice shower after sunbathing, making sure you remove any traces of sunscreen, salt, chlorine, etc. and apply it all over your body without skimping… Your skin will love it!

The best weather in the world. The best aloe for your skin.

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Some days ago we knew about this particular news: a hotel located in Gran Canaria paid tribute to a German tourist couple, who has visited the island uninterruptedly for the last 25 years during their summer and winter holidays. Just as them, a large number of people (foreigners and nationals) choose the Canary Islands to break out of the routine and the reasons therefore are for every taste: kilometres of snow-white beaches, clear blue sky, plenty of outdoor activities, a relaxed lifestyle and so on.

As the promotional video of the Canary Islands goes: “Here you get the good things about summer all year around”.The cheerful and open nature of the Canary islanders is credited to the climate of the Islands: living with an average temperature of 24ºC, not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer, is a real luxury.

IMG_4089-minIt has been proved that the weather has direct impact on our emotions: feeling the warm sun on your skin, breathing fresh air, walking barefoot on the sand or gazing at the sky full of stars is a source of strength and regeneration.

But even so, the benefits of the Canary Islands climate go beyond that… It is also the reason for having the best quality Aloe vera in the world!

Aloe vera, privilege of the Canary Islands

Aloe vera requires plenty of sunlight and a warm, dry and windy environment. The southern part of the Canary Islands meets perfectly all these conditions: long hours of sunshine throughout the year, stable temperatures, very little rainfall and the constant trade winds. This exceptional climate, along with the volcanic soil of the islands, very porous and with lots of minerals, makes the archipelago one of the best sites for growing Aloe vera. In fact, scientific studies have highlighted that aloe grown in the Canary Islands has a higher concentration of active components than the one grown in other regions.

The Aloe vera from Atlantia is 100% organic, not transgenic and cultivated without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides.

And a proof of all these fantastic things about the Canary Islands is that Ratolina, one of the most renowned beauty influencers has revealed her favourite spots of the Canary Islands… and the products she uses to take care of her skin!

So, this summer don´t forget to pack Atlantia in your luggage. An incredible health & well-being cocktail to provide your skin with vitality and all the essence of the Canary Islands.

Source: RTVC, Turismo de Canarias.

Aloe vera: Don´t get ripped off when buying aloe vera

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There are plenty of products in the market boasting their Aloe vera content. But the truth is that among them you can find contents of Aloe vera from 2% to over 90%. Therefore, it is so important to distinguish between gel, juice, concentrate and extract.  

The gel is the blended pulp of the Aloe vera, which contains a high concentration of polysaccharides (acemannan), organic acids, amino acids and vitamins which are really good for you, but also contains aloin, which can have laxative action and it is therefore removed during the process of obtaining Aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice is the most beneficial way to find Aloe vera in the market, it does not contain aloin, but it still preserves the rest of active ingredients.

Peel Aloe Vera leaves shows transparency gel inside. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Mill.,Star cactus, Aloe, Aloin, Jafferabad or Barbados) a very useful herbal medicine for skin care and hair care.

Aloe vera concentrate is the dehydrated Aloe vera gel. The extract is produced from this powder and added water. Products made from concentrate usually contain less than 10% of Aloe vera and they obviously have very little of the original properties of the plant.

The reason for this is that the Aloe vera plant loses its original properties during the lyophilization process (process to obtain the Aloe vera powder).

Most of manufacturers use powder to save in transport and storage costs: it is more expensive to transport aloe vera cubes than dehydrated powder and add water at the end.

How these differences affect your skin

Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, various secondary plant compounds and also mono- and polysaccharides. The Aloverose is the most important component, a well-known sugar, which only happens to exist in the “Aloe barbadensis Miller” species and is very effective to maintain the adequate skin hydration.

piel-perfectaThe difference between a product made from pure aloe vera juice, with high levels of aloeverose, and one made from powder and added water might not be so visible on healthy skin, but on very sensitive, damaged or burned skin, the concentration of main active substances is really important.

Atlantia products are made from high quality pure Aloe vera, produced and manufactured in the Canary Islands, which is a great advantage over other brands based somewhere else. The company guarantees a minimum of 1.700 mg/l. of Aloverose, far above the market average.

The difference between a natural non-processed product and a processed one is basically the loss of original properties. Aloe vera is composed of unstable molecules, which leads to rapid deterioration. Therefore, the earlier it is cold stabilised and packaged, the better to preserve its active principles.

Atlantia, pure and perfect aloe vera juice

crema-hidratante-aloe-veraAtlantia has developed different product lines to improve and maintain your health and beauty, a true body-care. By using 100% pure Aloe vera, Atlantia creams preserve all the valuable active ingredients to show an even brighter and more radiant skin.

Atlantia covers a range of health (to boast your immune system, to decrease the side effects on the skin and mucosa caused by radiotherapy treatments, …), body, facial and personal hygiene products.

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.