As Pure as Pure Fiji

As Pure as Pure Fiji

Although you may not be in Fiji physically, you have the opportunity to treat your skin & sense to the Pacific Island ways.

Reflected in the Pure Fiji products are, pristine environment, a bounty of fresh and natural ingredients, and traditions that have been in place for centuries – all utilised in a healthy way of living that comes so integrated in the Fijian culture. We would feel it impossible to maintain the enthusiasm we have for this product range, were we not convinced and assured that this product was of good quality…. but more than that – something special. A unique product, bringing a timeless secret of well being and health to our clients.

Looking past the product and understanding the brand itself has revelled a great sense of community and group spirit. The team of people that support the production process and the communities that provide the raw materials are a major part of this operation. Without this network of community connection, Pure Fiji wouldn’t have been able to survive and grow.

Pure Fiji’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate offices are located on a two-acre property in Suva, capital of the Fiji Islands. The Pure Fiji complex boasts an internationally renowned Day Spa, Health and Wellness Centre, Yoga, Pilates and Fitness studio, as well as a herb, spice and vegetable garden.

Pure Fiji is the only cosmetic manufacturing company in the South Pacific and passionately advocates premium natural products while respecting the Fijian people, culture and environment. Pure Fiji’s sustainable manufacturing practices help support several villages and funds schools, health care, nutrition and basic infrastructure for hundreds of people in Fiji.

Botanical ingredients such as the blend of nut oils are wild-harvested, which means they select the nuts from trees that grow in their natural habitat. This reduces the requirement for energy, dependent irrigation and fertilisation methods thus limiting their carbon impact on the environment. Leaves and herbs are collected by hand and distilled fresh on site for each batch of product  produced. Care is taken to only remove a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.

The finest quality plant oils and extracts are utilised in every formulation. Pure Fiji products do not contain ingredients which commonly cause allergies or problems to sensitive skins and should therefore prove suitable for the vast majority of discerning consumers.

They also, do not test on animals & all bottles are PET grade 2 recyclable!

So when you next purchase a Pure Fiji product you can sleep peacefully at night, knowing not only that you have high quality natural based skin care! But that YOU are also supporting a company that positively impacts the people and economies of the local Fijian communities.

Welcome to the Fiji experience!!!


Hunter Lab

Hunter Lab

Style starts with your skin!

Hunter Lab is focused on encouraging our brethren into healthier, astute living through the development of a methodical, effortless daily skincare routine utilising these highly effective and addictive super natural skincare tools.

These tools were fashioned out of a frustration with the current uninspired, chemical-intensive, super synthetic products which pervade today’s skincare market.

In Hunter Lab, the team found a way to bottle their combined years of experience in cosmetic product development, packaging design and marketing into building a brand focused on outstanding craftsmanship which inspires and effects action and change in an under utilised every day necessity in man and woman’s health – skin care.

Hunter Lab aims to reinvigorate the marketplace by uniting the traditional grooming experience with the high quality, natural, scientifically formulated and environmentally sustainable expectation of today’s market, and provide skincare solutions which set the benchmark for both men and women interested in healthy living.

Welcome to the Bestow Beauty Sisterhood!

Welcome to the Bestow Beauty Sisterhood!

Created by three sisters, Janine Tait and Robyn Fairweather of Bestow Beauty, and Denise Arnold of the Cambodia Charitable Trust, Bestow Sisterhood involves beauty therapists and skincare clinics throughout New Zealand who are creating a brighter future for girls in rural Cambodia.

As a proud stockist of the Bestow Beauty range, we (Pania Ryan Beauty Retreat) are over the moon to be part of and supporting this amazing charity!

Cambodian girls who don’t go to school are vulnerable to sex trafficking or can end up married and bearing children at a tragically young age. Through education, girls are protected and given the opportunity to develop a healthy, happy, purposeful life – this is where the Bestow Sisterhood comes.

To celebrate the launch of the Bestow Sisterhood, Bestow has introduced a beautiful new organic tea, Generositea, with all profits made from the sale of this tea being donated to the Cambodia Charitable Trust. These funds support the Trust’s wider projects, including developing new schools, gardens and health programmes in rural Cambodia. Generositea is a delicious rose-coloured tea made with a blend of lemongrass, peppermint, hibiscus, cinnamon and cardamom.

Also part of the Bestow Sisterhood, clinics are able to sponsor a Cambodian girl through the charity to help make a difference in their lives.

Pania Ryan Beauty Retreat is dedicated to supporting and empowering women so we are absolutely delighted to help make a difference to women in need in Cambodia!

We are currently planning a Bestow Beauty event to celebrate the Sisterhood and to enable you to discover the incredible overall wellbeing and beauty benefits of this range, and to try their delicious recipes! We will keep you up to date on the event details. Ophthalmologists have found that Viagra can be used to treat blindness. The results of the study were published in the magazine “Ophthalmologica”. It turned out that the main cause of related visual impairment was a macular degeneration (a retinal damage due to vascular pathology). The fluid seeping from these vessels causes the formation of scar tissue, which leads to deterioration of vision. Read more about Viagra (Sildenafil) side effects at Pathology is partly caused by the deterioration of blood flow to choroid (retinal vasculature). Moreover, as it turned out, Viagra can improve the blood flow.

To help us help girls in Cambodia you can pop into our salon at 50 Grey Street, Palmerston North to purchase Generositea. This refreshing tea can be enjoyed both hot or cold, so perfect all year round! It makes a lovely gift and treat for yourself!

The most hygienic pedicure available has arrived!

The most hygienic pedicure available has arrived!

With pedicure hygiene recently getting a whole lot more sophisticated, we jumped at the chance to introduce the new technology into our clinic! High hygiene practise is an integral part of our business operation, so making this technology available to our clients was a given!

Submerging your feet into luxuriously warm water, having a foot and lower leg massage with hydrating oils and lotions, and getting your nails clipped, buffed and painted sounds heavenly! However, this pampering treatment can in some cases, come with some nasty consequences! If your pedicurist neglects to follow high hygiene practises you could end up with foot diseases and infections!

Comfortel CleanSpa Pedicure Chairs have changed the way pedicurists think of ‘clean’ pedicures, and with the arrival of two of these state of the art chairs at our new premises at 50 Grey Street, you can be sure your tootsies are in good hands with us!

So what makes Comfortel CleanSpa Pedicure Chairs different from the rest?

MagnaCleanse Technology, the ‘true’ pipeless magnetic jet, combined with disposable CleanSpa Liners, provide the most hygienic pedicure treatment available!

Disposable CleanSpa Liners. Think Clean!
The new standard of disposable CleanSpa Liners revolutionises hygiene as a visible reminder of cleanliness. Gone is the long disinfection process, the liners are designed for single use, acting as a barrier between the tub and the water. They are easy to dispose of, and for our eco-conscious clients, they are recyclable!

MagnaCleanse Technology. The ‘true’ pipeless jet!
With hygiene in mind, Comfortel has re-thought the way ‘pipeless’ works. This process uses a magnetic jet that sits inside the disposable liner and creates a whirlpool jet. It does not touch the tub and is not connected to external pipes, meaning water does not leave the bowl, unless drained. Hygiene is improved, and cross contamination between clients is a thing of the past!

Further to the two hygiene improvements, our new pedicure chairs offer many features to ensure the most luxuriously relaxing pedicure experience, including wellness Chromotherapy LED Basins, Shiatsu multi-function massage, electric seat adjustment, adjustable leg support and a removeable neck pillow.

So, why have pedicures?

Since it’s winter you may be thinking “what’s the point in making your feet look pretty when no one’s going to see them?”. As feet are tucked away in socks, covered shoes and slippers during the cooler months, looking after our feet often becomes a redundant body care ritual. It’s easy to see why many people forget about taking care of their feet over winter, however, pedicures are not only for making your feet look lovely! There are many benefits to having pedicures all year round!

Reduce your chance of infections

Correct maintenance of your nails (cleaning, clipping and buffing) stops them from growing inward and causing infection. Removing dirt from under your nails, as well as dead skin cells from your feet, also help to reduce your chances of germs taking hold!

Skin health

Pedicures are a great way to identify early signs of corns, bunions and fungal infections. If problems are detected your pedicurist will be able to refer you to a doctor or podiatrist for treatment.

Improve circulation and reduce toxin build up

Massage is the most relaxing part of a pedicure and works wonders to stimulate blood and lymph flow. When lymph nodes in our legs get a build up of toxins they can swell and feel sore. Leg massage is an effective way to improve circulation and in turn help toxins drain more freely.

Soft, smooth skin

The warm foot soaks and massages with oils and lotions help nourish skin and locks in moisture so your feet are less likely to crack and blister, which if this happens, increases your chances of germs setting in and causing infections and fungal diseases. Keeping cuticles moisturised also promotes strong, healthy nail growth.

Dead skin cell removal

Exfoliation is often included in pedicure treatments, which is when dead skin cells are buffed away, reducing your chances of getting corns and bunions. When dead skin is removed, new cells (which create smoother skin) are also able to grow!

Reduce stress

Pedicures are a wonderful way to unwind and relax, and in turn relieving stress and anxiety.

With these factors in mind, winter pedicures are a lovely way to escape the cool weather and treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering.

To celebrate the arrival of our new Comfortel CleanSpa Pedicure Chairs we have launched a new Luxury Spa Pedicure! Pure Decadence for feet, this treatment is your complete foot facial! 45mins $85 / 1 hour $95.

We are also running a super special pedicure treatment for the month of August 2017! Enjoy our ‘Be Bubbly Luxury Spa Pedicure’ for just $55 instead of the usual $95!

‘Be Bubbly’ Pedicure includes:
Luxury Foot Soak while relaxing in our “state of the art” Massaging Pedicure Chair, followed by a full pedicure with
Pure Fiji products & Nail Polish Application.
Plus your very own mini nail polish to take home!

To book your Be Bubbly Luxury Spa Pedicure, phone us on 06 358 8745.

The Power of Pressure Points & Massage to aid winter ills & overall wellbeing!

The Power of Pressure Points & Massage to aid winter ills & overall wellbeing!

Following a recent client’s healing massage experience from one of our beauty and massage therapists, we wanted to share her story with you and to also let you in on some amazing facts about massage and why it’s so good for you!

One of our clients was recently overtaken by a heavy cold with all the usual unpleasant symptoms (congested sinuses, tickly, mucus cough, fluctuating temperature, fatigue). She was finding the cough, in particular, hard to shake, so Una (one of our master beauty/massage therapists) was called in to help!

Una got to work by first attending to the client’s pressure points on her feet – and much to the client’s surprise, she found it very tender in some of the spots Una was pressing. This was enough to give Una an indication as to what parts of the body the cold was affecting the client as well as the type, length and strength of massage the client needed. After Una had finished the massage, the client revealed “she instantly felt better”, and she “couldn’t believe how her cough practically stopped from then on”. “It was like something was blocked and Una was able to free up the congestion so it could drain away!”

We were over the moon that Una was able to use her skills and experience to help our client feel better!

So let’s start with pressure points…

In Chinese Medicine, feet have numerous pressure points that are believed to be powerful in regulating or maintaining good health. According to this practise, every part of the body is connected to one of the 15 pressure points on feet, and if these points are pressed correctly and for the right amount of time, cold and flu symptoms may be relieved.

When you mix pressure point work with massage, you get an amazing healing combination to improve overall health and wellness!

Now it’s time to find out about the many benefits of Massage and how it can help with winter ills?

Massage can help to stimulate lymph flow, which in turn enhances your immunity to allow your body to fight off, and keep out, bugs more easily!

Regular massage therapy has numerous benefits to help your body function more efficiently to fight off germs that often come about during winter.

Here are just some of the health enhancing benefits that may be gained from regular massage:

  • Promotes efficient blood circulation and tissue regeneration,
  • Helps to relieve stress, alleviate depression and anxiety,
  • Releases endorphins—the body’s natural painkiller
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion,
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduces muscle spasms and cramping
  • Relieves migraine pain
  • Relaxes and softens injured, tired muscles
  • Assists with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

It is also proven that stress ages us faster, and since massage helps manage stress, it’s a great excuse to treat yourself to massage! The physical and emotional benefits of even a single massage therapy session is amazing, however, by increasing your visits to make massage a part of your regular wellness plan will in turn help keep you healthy and youthful.

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We offer a range of massage options to relax, rejuvenate or recoup; from back, neck and shoulder massage to scalp massage, hot stone massage to pregnancy massage and more!

If you’re wanting advice on choosing the right massage for you to achieve the results you’re looking for, our team is professionally trained in advising and delivering the best suited massage for your requirements!

Bring on the magic of massage! Your body and health will thank you for it.

Keeping the effects of autumn and winter away from your skin!

Keeping the effects of autumn and winter away from your skin!

So the cooler mornings and dark evenings have set in….autumn is here and winter is looming…but it’s not all doom and gloom…this time of the year brings plenty of fun change to our lives! Not only do the trees glow beautiful golden hues, and we get to bring out our fab winter wardrobes with boots, stylish jackets and warm winter makeup colours, but we also get to revamp our skincare regime! Just like our clothes, we need to swap our skincare products to suit the season so we continue to radiate all year round!

Firstly let’s take a look at how this change of season effects our skin…

Cooler autumn and winter weather tends to be drier and have less humidity than summer. The drier the air the more moisture is sucked from our skin, which is why we often experience dry and flaky skin, as well as ezchema, in winter!

If you work in an environment with a blasting heating system all day, this again reduces humidity, resulting in dehydrated skin.

The cooler seasons can stop us feel as thirsty as in summer, which can result in a lower level of fluids being consumed! This is an obvious one as the less water we drink the more dehydrated we become. If a person is completely healthy and has no physical problems, Cialis 20 mg not cause any significant changes in diastolic and systolic pressure of the human body, if you compare it to a placebo in a lying and standing position. Also, there are no special changes regarding the patient’s heart rate. There is no change in the ability to recognize color differences. Visual acuity, state of pupils and eye pressure remain almost unchanged. Therefore, there is no cause for concern.

Lastly, although hotter showers and baths on chilly mornings and evenings make us feel warmer, and are a lovely way to relax, they can strip our skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling tight and dry!

So how do we overcome these factors?

Richer, more nourishing skincare product alternatives are key to ensuring your skin is protected from drying out and staying hydrated! And we’re not just talking about your face…your whole body needs nourishing moisture during autumn and winter!

Pure Fiji is one of our miracle workers at not only defending your skin from the elements, but also feeding it the nutrients it needs to be healthy, for a softer, smoother complexion. If you have used this range before you will know exactly what we’re talking about! Check out all the goodness that is packed into this amazing, heavenly scented range…

‘Pure Fiji products are made up of exotic drift nut oils and powerful plant actives! Cold pressed coconut, dilo, macadamia and sikeci nuts revered for their medicinal and beautifying properties contribute pure, unadulterated nourishment, moisturisation, nutrition and protection. Sugar cane, pineapple, papaya, passionflower and green coconut are freshly harvested too and processed within hours to preserve their fresh bounty of naturally occurring nutrients. The blend of Deep-sea plants provide protection from the inevitable aging effects of the sun and the inimitable Ngi grass contribute to the formula for enhanced hydration and drastically improved moisturisation!’

From body sugar rubs to remove dry, rough skin, to deeply moisturising body oils and butters, our Pure Fiji range is most definitely a tried and trusted range for keeping your skin beautiful this winter. If you can’t make it into our salon, you can check our range out and purchase it online here…

As well as looking after our skin from the outside, we must also pay close attention to what we feed our skin from the inside! There’s nothing like tucking into healthy soups and herbal teas when it’s cold outside! Not only do they warm you up and their liquid content helps to keep you hydrated, they’re also a great way to give you vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are essential for glowing skin! One of our favourite soup recipes right now is Bestow Beauty’s Roast Cauliflower Soup! It is packed with vitamin B5, which the Bestow team explains ‘is an important vitamin for collagen formation and necessary for your skin to have a healthy oil production’. Here’s the recipe…


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, quartered
1 medium size cauliflower – florets
4 garlic cloves
, peeled
4-6 cups vegetable stock (low salt)
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Shake the cauliflower florets, onion and garlic cloves in a plastic bag with the olive oil. Place all on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes until the cauliflower is golden brown on the edges.

Remove from the oven, add to a food processor with all the other ingredients and process until smooth. Add more stock if you like a thinner soup.

Pour into a saucepan, heat for 10 minutes over a medium heat and serve.

If you would like advice on picking the best products to suit your skin this autumn and winter, please pop into our salon anytime and have a chat with one of our expert beauty therapists. We also offer a Specialised Skin Analysis & Diagnosis service using our OBSERV Diagnostic Device, which checks the health of your skin so we can prescribe the right treatments and products for optimum results. It is a perfect time to take a closer look at your skin, so if you’re interested in this service, find out more about the OBSERV here