The winter time can be taxing on your skin, especially when it's dry and with the weather changing dramatically from day to day. I already have dry skin to begin with, and sometimes I feel like I just can't get it hydrated. This year I've been on a mission to find a beauty routine that works for me, and after a lot of time and effort, I finally got that winter glow down to a science. At the same time, I'm going through the long and expensive process of transitioning to a completely clean routine--meaning no animal tested products, no chemicals, or icky stuff in any of my beauty or household items. Harmful ingredients can affect your hormones or worse; not to mention they're bad for the environment. Aside from ethical and health related reasons, stepping off my soap box and speaking from pure vanity here, my skin has never looked or felt better since making this change.