Take Care is a holistic spa and retailer of natural skincare, beauty and wellness brands. We passionately believe that our daily routines offer the ideal opportunity to slow down and participate in moments of calm and revitalization that we all need in order to be our most beautiful and compassionate selves. To that end, it is our mission to offer a space that invites you to meet your skin and self-care needs with effective and thoughtfully crafted organic, natural and plant-based products for face, body and mind. From luxurious facial masks to aromatherapy tools, we endeavor to offer you goods that allow you to be fully immersed in your personal care routine moments.
The products we carry are some of the most respected in the natural skincare community. With an emphasis on botanicals, the overwhelming majority of skin, hair and body care products are vegan. Our cosmetics are the highest performing in the non-toxic category and range from ultra minimalist formulas to advanced fusions of skincare + makeup. Products are free of synthetic fragrance and responsibly but minimally preserved (preservatives are crucial to maintaining product safety, but we permit only the gentlest ones). Most importantly, our products are thoughtfully crafted by brands that deeply care about the integrity, innovation and performance of their goods.
Before opening our flagship location, Take Care operated for over three years under our former name, Be Clean. Becky established Be Clean in 2014 in order to grow a community around plant based living, which hadn't quite yet taken hold in the DC area. The shop operated first out of Becky's studio apartment closet, and later, out of a tiny art studio in northeast DC, which Becky and her husband Trevor built-out by hand. After years of building community around natural living, the Be Clean team decided it was time to dedicate a permanent and beautiful space to personal care. It took a year to find the perfect spot - a shop with tons of natural light, plenty of space and the perfect vibes for immersing oneself in wellness. It was at this time that we transitioned our name away from Be Clean to Take Care, which better captures the essence of we hope to offer you and our community.
Take Care Founder, Becky Waddell, created Take Care after seeing a need for a healthy skincare and lifestyle community in Washington, DC. A devoted plant-based lifestyle follower for many years, she found DC (and the marketplace in general) to be missing a thoughtful place that celebrated independent and plant-based skincare + beauty.
Out of a personal passion for skincare, and training in biology and community engagement, she created an intimate collection in a small studio off the beaten track while working full time. There, she discovered that her clients were seeking something different: a personal, compassionate experience that flipped the script on beauty buying from “You need this to look beautiful,” to “You are lovely just as you are, and these products are here to help you reconnect with yourself and achieve your skincare dreams.”
Beyond finding products that work with incredibly nourishing ingredients, Becky found that two worlds were beginning to merge: beauty and wellness. Thrilled at the prospect of re-claiming our personal care routines as opportunities for quiet moments, self reflection, and even meditation, she knew it was time to say goodbye to her humble studio and create a wellness space that stressed out, busy, passionate, active DC dwellers truly needed. Enter Take Care.
Take Care’s first brick and mortar shop is dedicated to offering a soothing, beautiful and engaging space for exploring natural skincare and lifestyle goods. Beyond products, the space was created with events – from brand founder meet and greets, to yoga classes, master classes, and more – in mind. It is truly a community space for you to connect and explore, while also being able to work with a knowledgeable and kind team made of women who are committed to helping their community find the best, most effective products for face, body, home and soul <3