FOUNDER OF GILGUZI & PAKTIOUS
I’m Laila and I’m originally from Afghanistan, though I now live with my family in the UK.
Since arriving here I have volunteered with Counterpoints Arts during Refugee Week, and I have completed a Masters degree in Finance & Financial Law, following my BA in Computer Science.
I set up Gilguzi in 2021 following my personal struggle to find suitable products for my sensitive skin. We provide a natural, organic skincare range that is environmentally friendly and never tested on animals. I also run Paktious, which is part of the Gilguzi brand – we sell natural eco wax candles that I make by hand at my home in London. Each scent is created using the highest quality essential oils and natural fragrances.