Sun Seeker: Jessica Piercy, Born Again Body Co-Founder
After interviewing two beach babes about their love of adventure, health tips and travel plans, we thought we’d introduce ourselves too.
Tell us about yourself – who you are and what do you do?
My name is Jess and I’m one of the co-founders of Born Again Body.
How did Born Again Body come about?
Born Again Body has stemmed from a love of travelling, spending time in nature and going on adventures – all while still wanting to maintain a great skin routine.
Having spent a lot of time living and travelling abroad in hot, tropical climates – Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and also home in Australia – we found it hard to find a product that would take care of our skin after a day in the harsh sun. Most of the products on the market were full of toxic ingredients, too heavy in texture or just not what we were looking for.
We wanted a product that was deeply hydrating yet super lightweight, easy to use and convenient enough to take with you on the go. Something that could be used after a day in the sun to calm the skin but also to be used as a daily body spray to keep the skin feeling rejuvenated and nourished all year ‘round.
How do you keep your sense of adventure in everyday life?
I love being active and always on my feet. Adventure in everyday life doesn’t necessarily have to mean hiking a mountain or surfing the waves. A normal, adventurous day for me can include a session at the gym or a hot yoga class, getting stuck into a day of work or catching up with friends for lunch. It's about enjoying the little things in life that can be the greatest adventures.
What does your perfect summer's day look like?
The perfect summer’s day would have to include a morning hike or walk along the beach, coffee and breakfast at one of my favourite cafés, Woods in Bangalow, discovering new beaches or chasing a waterfall, then spending the afternoon with good food and great company while watching the sun go down on a beautiful day.
What do you do to look after your skin and hair after spending so much time in natures elements?
I’ve had a consistent beauty routine from a very young age so looking after my skin and hair has always been an important part of my life. Nowadays I wouldn’t be able to live without a good eye cream, coconut oil for my hair, a high SPF sunscreen, an excellent face serum, Born Again Body’s Hydrating Skin Tonic for my body and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. Prevention is key and having a consistent routine definitely pays off.
Do you have your next adventure planned? Where and why?
Morocco! Can we go right now?
I’d also love to do some more exploring along the coastlines of Australia. We’re so lucky so live in such a beautiful country and yet I feel we don’t take advantage of that enough.