We had the good fortune of connecting with Meghan Gilboa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meghan, can you tell us about an impactful book you’ve read and why you liked it or what impact it had on you?
Our big focus is on sustainability. Our big innovation is our Facialworks on Tap refill stations which allow clients to refill their empty retail bottles. Combined with glass packaging, we are thrilled to report that our clients could theoretically reduce their lifetime plastic waste from skincare packaging by 99% (assuming they only used Facialworks and did refills). We think this is a huge accomplishment which can have a positive impact both locally and worldwide.
What should our readers know about your business?
Facialworks has 4 facial spas located in Orange County. We invented the bar facial concept now gaining steam. We are most proud of continuing to innovate with both services and product. We have a lot more on the way! We experienced way too many challenged to name. Overcoming them has always been about bearing down and doing the work. There is no magic formula. Just wake up and do the work, even when you are tired. That’s it. I think the biggest lesson is to trust your gut and let things happen if they are supposed to happen. Early on, we’d try and push bad deals to become good deals. This rarely happens. If it’s right, it will happen. I want the world to know that there are better ways for them to consume skincare. We don’t have to buy low quality products in plastic packaging. We can have good skin and a clean Earth.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the beach cities…all of them. Just spend a day in any of them walking around, sipping champagne and eating oysters.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our amazing estheticians at Facialworks, who come in every day and give their clients 100%. Without them, we wouldn’t still be around to think about cool ideas like product refill.