3 D.C. Skincare Destinations to Check Out This Summer



Talk about a dreamy space! Founder Rachel Mulcahy launched her highly curated store of non-toxic beauty and skincare products this April with the aim to create a vibrant space to discover fresh beauty. Ivy Wild, named as a reference to D.C.’s abundant ivy, contains a diverse selection of indie and emerging brands in the clean beauty space, with an eye for results-oriented brands harnessing high-powered and cutting-edge actives. 

  • Brands You Can Find Here: Alima Pure, Odacite, Joanna Vargas, Sansceuticals, Grown Alchemy, Vapour

  • Location: 1328 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC

  • Hours: 11 am - 8 pm Tuesday-Sunday

  • Insta: @ivy.wild.beauty





Boston based Follain skincare opened their Bethesda location this July, bringing the mothership of clean beauty to the DMV. Having run a series of pop ups in D. C. in previous years, the Bethesda area was a natural fit for the national brand to bring their clean beauty offerings.

Brands You Can Find Here: Indie Lee, True Botanicals, W3LL People, Herbivore, Josh Rosebrook, Vintner’s Daughter

  • Location: 4810 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Hours: 11 am - 7 pm Monday-Sunday
  • Insta: @follain

Take Care


Lush, bright, and brimming with holistic and natural skincare and beauty brands, Take Care makes you want to fully commit to the holistic lifestyle. With a carefully curated selection of non-toxic skincare, beauty, aromatherapy, and lifestyle products, Take Care's owner, Becky Waddell, uses her academic background in biology to curate every product to the highest standard of non-toxic formulations.

Brands You Can Find Here: Kjaer Weis, Osea, Herbivore, May Lindstrom, Ere Perez, Josh Rosebrook, Ayuna, Vintner’s Daughter

  • Location: 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007

  • Hours: 11 am - 7 pm Monday-Sunday

  • Insta: @takecareshopdc


Mary Dale