Houston's Beauty Babes
They're not just pretty faces—meet the women behind the city's most coveted brands in makeup and skincare
When Houstonians Ana Fields and Jessica Rosales—a biochemist and a pharmaceutical sales rep, respectively—first met, they bonded over a love of skin care. Last year, they decided to turn their passion into a product line, and the result is Purisa, an organic collection formulated to work on even the most sensitive skin. "My two sons had eczema," Rosales says. "But after we eliminated chemicals in their environment, their skin healed." The duo’s dermatologist-tested collection of 12 products is free of fragrances, sulfates, parabens, mineral oils and phthalates. What it does contain are plant-derived extracts like gotu kola (to stimulate collagen), dandelion (to attack free radicals) and horsetail (to regenerate skin cells). "Our small batches and handcrafted approach allow us to maintain a high level of quality and purity," Fields says.