Founders

Meet the women
behind ROWSE's project


Nuria Val,
31, co-founder and creative director

As an artist and creative director, whose photography regularly inspires a community of 250K followers and appears in magazines such as Vogue, Nuria’s professional work explores nature in its purest forms — the Mars-like craters of Lanzarote in her native Spain, mossy lava fields of Iceland and lush forests of Sri Lanka. Her personal work — such as a short film that raises awareness about the overuse of plastic — defends it. It was from this perspective that she created ROWSE, a line of skincare that reflects her awe of, and respect for, the planet.


Gabriela Salord,
32, co-founder and CEO

Inspired by her sister’s childhood battle with eczema and the natural treatments that cured it, Gabriela co-founded ROWSE, a line of skincare made from clean and effective plant-based ingredients. Prior to ROWSE, she was the CMO at Eutopia, a Paris- and New York-based venture capital firm that invests in consumer startups; managed PR at BlaBlaCar; headed marketing at one of Rocket Internet’s e-commerce startups; and worked as a brand consultant at M&C Saatchi. She graduated from ESCP Europe and is fluent in four languages.