Philippe and Nirvana  Maunier, pharmacists in Tahiti, with a passion for traditional medicine, created in Paea - Tahiti in 1977 the « Blue Corail Tahiti » company to produce and distribute high biotechnology dermocosmetic products, based on essential oils and other local oils.

They surrounded themselves with competent and complementary people coming from various professional fields such as:

Christine Tassi le Moult, pharmacist (Research and development), Olivier and Yves Touboul, pharmacists (production) and Tumata Robinson, artist and director of “Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti”.

The first line proposed is that of dermo-cosmetics based on the famous and incomparable Monoi de Tahiti.

Then came the creation of the “Heiva®” line, which rapidly grew with a variety of products coming for the most part from the marriage of fragrances or traditional Polynesian “materials” and innovations in modern dermocosmetics research: Ultra Lite Monoi (soothing, scented or repellant), protective suntan oils, body lotions,  health care foams with pearl extract...

In 2001, Philippe MAUNIER created his own soap factory in Tahiti: The Tahitian Soap Company.

Processing on a fully local basis in Tahiti enabled an improvement in diversity by integrating more varieties of Polynesian essences and vegetal extracts (Tiare, Frangipani, grapefruit, Tahitian vanilla, but also Tamanu, Noni, Santal...) while developing at the same time foam products (shower gels, shampoo...).

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Today, “Heiva” has become a sign of quality with the prestigious local hotel chains such as the TAHA’A (Aman Resorts, Relais et Châteaux), deluxe cruise ships (BORA BORA cruises – Orient Express), renowned spas (RADISSON, SHERATON) or again, AIR TAHITI NUI.

In 2005, Luis-Stanley Manuiva MAUNIER, holding a diploma from TEMPLE UNIVERSITY in the U.S.A., joined the team as General Manager and opened interesting outlets for exports (United States/ New York)

Since 2006, the Tahitian Soap Company has made and exported its own raw materials of which Monoi de Tahiti, A.O. Label, Tamanu Oil, as well as local vegetal extracts (MIRI®, REA®, REMENE®, and SUGI®, grouped together under the “EthnoTahiti®” label: Ethno Extracts®, Ethno Exfoliants®, and Ethno Oils®.

The Company has created a secondary business in France (La Savonnerie de Tahiti France) and is set-up in the South-East at SIX-FOURS LES PLAGES, thus making sales more affordable in Europe and on the East Coast of the United States.

Heiva Cosmétiques de Tahiti
BP330006  98711 PAEA TAHITI
Tél/Fax: (+689) 40 42 31 31
Tous droits réservés-2006
Ph. MAUNIER Pharmacien-Chimiste, Dr., Lauréat de l'Académie de Pharmacie.
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