Health Spotlight

The land of milk and (Epi-Max) honey

It feels like I met my beautiful girlfriend just the other day, however ‘just the other day’ is 18 years ago and I’ve been married to her for 13 of those. Oh how time flies! I’m Piérre. The one who stole my heart? She goes by Petra. You could say we’re like like two “P’s” in a pod (see what I did there? sorry, bad dad joke…).

After meeting, and subsequently spending all of our 20s in the UK, we decided to start our little family and return to South Africa.  We arrived back here a little over 6 years ago and haven’t regretted a single day since. Together, navigating by faith’s compass, we’re making our way through this crazy, weird and wonderful thing called life whilst raising our smart, kind and busy boy – Henri.

We love being closer to family, our climate, regular braais and all the wonderful things that come along with living in this land of milk and honey.  There is nothing we enjoy more than spending time together appreciating the finer things in life. Speaking of finer things: Not so long ago, Petra joined a group of ladies and attended what seemed like very informative Zoom seminar with the founder of Epi-max. 

If you are not familiar with their products, Epi-max is a genius range of skin care lotions and creams aimed and moistening and caring for the entire family.  To be fair, I have never considered using any sort of cream or lotion before.

I have to admit it was an awesome surprise to receive a massive Epi-max hamper a few days later. The cherry on top was a huge Epi-max “Man tin”. I mean seriously, it even came with an 11-in-1 Multipurpose Pocket Survival Tool which would make any guy feel like a Modern Millennial MacGuyver.    

Well played marketing team, well played…. before long I was also “hand-in-jar” to see what all the fuss is about. Lets just say that at the age of 38 I have now purchased my first ever jar of “man cream” because the ones in the hamper have been used up…by yours truly.


The Epi-max team spent the evening of 22 September sharing valuable information with our group of baby mommies. The online session was filled with scientific snippets and practical pointers that helped the mom’s understand the benefits and uses of the range of Epi-max products better. Thank you to Salmari Fourie and her team, for the insights shared and valuable BABY TALK provided!


About the author

Piérre Maré

With over 15 years experience working with blue chip companies in the fields of customer service, sales & marketing, he has a keen interest in technology and online marketing.