Side Hustle/ Entrepreneur

Fais Botanicals

  • Marina Kozlova

I love great skincare. And I care about sustainability. That's why I've launched an all-natural skincare brand called Fais Botanicals. My experience working in a high-pressure job with no time to spare made me realise how hard it can be to find the time to take care of myself and to reinvigorate within a busy city life scenario. Working with many makeup stylists on beauty and fashion shoots as part of my day job, I started to realise that an all-natural approach to skincare is also lacking in this area. Fais Botanicals helps busy professionals to sustain a balanced lifestyle, with vegan products that are easy-to-use and fix everyday problems. Products that achieve a healthy balance for the skin and the mind. Products that are handmade with care and packaged without hurting the environment or animals. All aspects of the brand including branding, packaging, photography, website, social as well as the products themselves are created by me in my studio in Hackney. I am proud to have sold at the famous Old Spitalfields Market and as part of the lululemon and the pop-up markets. Fais is available at The Well Garden yoga studio shop, our first official stockist, and online at We are also stocked at and have been featured in the Natural Wellness beauty subscription box (one of The Independent's top ten vegan beauty boxes).