I will remember 2015 mostly as the year I decided to review few products I was really sceptical about and they turned out to be regulars on my shopping list.

1AlpStories Cleansing Gel Sage And Mint

AlpStories čistilni gel doziranjeA year ago I received very kind invitation from AlpStories to test out 2 of their products. Majority didn’t really seem suitable for my oily to normal dehydrated and pore-clogging prone skin. They do have wonderful formulation and fantastic ingredients, but tend to gravitate toward normal to dry skin types. Sage&mint cleansing gel seemed like safest choice.

I was stunned to see how my skin improved just from switching cleansing gels. No irritations, it has very mild scent, doesn’t dry out my skin and it seems it cut my dehydration in half. Review in Slovenian language was written a while ago and I kept getting same questions – does it help with impurities? I have very little of those since I gave birth, but they do pop out every once in a while. My conclusion is that it does seem to help, but you have to leave it one for more than 30 seconds, 1 minute worked even better.

Where are AlpStories products available? AlpStories on-line store, few Slovenian pharmacies and they even had it in Hofer/Aldi a while ago for great price. Of course I stocked up. 2 users in my household + I like them as gifts = I saved quite a bit.

2Bocassy Serum

Bocassy SerumI have strong aversion to glycerine. 90% of the time I simply hate the feel and effect it has on my skin. So when I got opportunity to test Bocassy products I was not overly enthusiastic about their glycerine filled serum. Trouble was, serum was only product I saw myself using. I probably draw their representative nuts with my scepticism, consulted those already using it and everybody told me – IT IS NOT AN ISSUE. They convinced me enough that I said, I’ll give it a go and see how it worked on my crazy skin.

a) Bottle lasted for 6 months
b) I frigging love this stuff. It gives me moisture (not enough in the winter, but is all I need in other seasons) without clogging pores. And it gives me fresh and healthy look. Repurchase? Absolutely!

3Clarisonic MIA2

Clarisonic Mia 2 - sonic face cleansing brush

Is expensive but at the same time worth every penny. If I stop using it regularly you will immediately notice how scaly is my skin in the winter. My review still stands: I’m using sensitive brush twice a week with AlpStories gel. One thing I noticed only recently – my skin seems to have gained on firmness. I guess it took really long time for the effect to become  apparent as I don’t use it regularly.

For comparison. Maestra also bought it and she uses it every day with regular brush and has no issues with it. And she doesn’t have leather like skin so my conclusion would have to: is appropriate for those of us with sensitive skin, but those with normal will benefit the most.

4Matis Konjac sponge

lepotno2016 - Matise Konjac Sponge

Last product was complete surprise as I got it at the end of the year. Matis Konjac sponge was one of the gifts I received at #lepotno2016. For a while now I’ve been looking at konjac sponges from afar and wonder what kind of sorcery is this. How do they turn from brick hard item to a soft squishy sponge.

I was really surprise to see that this sponge is so soft that even my two year old can use it (WOW factor is that higher when you are only 2). Effect? Polished skin. Not in the same way Clarisonic does it, but more surface polish. I like to use it in the morning as foundation looks better on even surface.

Sponge: is scent free, individually I use it for morning cleansing, for evening one I combine it with AlpStories gel. At this point my testing ended as my little on confiscated it. Apparently she needs it more than mummy who has plenty of other things.


First 3 products were my staple all year long and really made huge difference. My pores are less visible, impurities pop out only once in a while, skin looks healthier and more youthful. Now I only need perfect face cream and can proceed on finding perfect anti-aging products.

Last but no least – I have little something for you. I’m giving away AlpStories gel to one of our readers. Fill out the form and tell me in the comment which is your skin care product of 2015.

This post is also available in SLO.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Moj top izdelek za 2015. je izdelek za lase. Phytocyane tretma proti izpadanju las je nekaj izjemnega. Sem ga uporabljala v nosečnosti in so mi lasje ostali popolnoma zdravi in vsi nisem imela problema s izpadanjem. In zdaj po porodu sem začela še en tretma in sem navdušena.

  2. Nice selection! I happen to have the same skin type as yours and love using konjac sponges with my cleansers too. Since my routine consists of predominantly Asian brands, my holy grail of 2015 is Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, one of the bestselling Japanese skincare products. Highly recommended!

  3. Alpstories izdelki so bili pred nekaj časa veliko prisotni na skoraj vseh blogih, ki jih prebiram in seveda sem morala stestirati tudi sama. Moja koža je tudi bolj na mastni strani pa vendar dehidrirana in sem izbrala enak čistilni gel. Uporabljam ga dvakrat na dan in lahko poročam da je super izdelek, ki moji koži zelo ustereza, ker ga bom pa kmalu porabila sem se odločila da sodelujem. Mogoče mi pa ne bo treba v trgovino če ga zadenem :wave:

  4. Ne poznam nobenega izdelka od teh, ki si jih opisala. Konjak gobico vsepovsod vidim. Se mi zdi ful zanimiva zadeva, pa je nekako še vedno nisem kupila :) Moj naj skin care izdelek mora bit Nuxe suho olje. Popolno za mrzle dni in za čudovito gladko mehko kožo :)

  5. Nujno moram v Hofer po Alpstories zadeve! :D ravno zadnjič sem se ustavila ob tisti košari, pa se nisem in nisem mogla odločit za nakup. Zdaj pa problem solved! ;)
    Drgač so pa moji najljubši izdelki, ki sem jih odkrila v 2015: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing cleanser, Eucerin Aquaporin Light in Maybelline Fit Me korektor. Te stvari bom kupovala forever and ever.:)

  6. Zanimiva objava, čeprav nisem še nobenega od teh izdelkov preizkusila. AlpStories se sigurno letos pojavi med mojimi izdelki, upam da kmalu ;)
    Za najljubši izdelek preteklega leta se odločam med dvema – Clarins Beauty Flash balzam za obraz in vrat mi je super osvežilen in vlažilen zjutraj samostojno kot krema ali pa pod pudrom. Navdušena pa sem tudi nad 100% Pure penami za tuširanje, trenutno uporabljam vonj sivke <3

  7. Za Alp Stories sem vedela, da bo zraven. In glede na zapisano rabim še Bocassy serum in Konjac gobico. Sem bila par dni nazaj tik pred tem, da jo kupim, pa sem si premislila. :)

  8. Zgoraj omenjeni AlpStories gel je v predhodnem letu tudi mene navdušil (poskusila sem ga na podlagi tvoje ocene :) ). Zelo sem zadovoljna tudi s kremo za oči Afrodite NaturalLift ki je bila edina ki sem jo kdajkoli ponovno kupila.

    • A ni fajn? :wub: Kar s težkim srcem preizkušam druge gele. :silly:

      Kreme za oči pa res še nimam idealne. Bom vrgla oko na Afroditine.

  9. Ohh ja, konjak gobice so zakon! Sem jih preizkušala že mnoga leta nazaj, jih tudi en čas kot nora podarjala okoli (vsi so bili navdušeni). :P Takrat sem razmišljala, če bi jih uvozila v SLO.. no.. pa sem pacala in cincala in itak nisem vedela kaj in kako, pa je šla priložnost :P. ok dosti o temu!
    Gobice so zakon!

    Upam, da si bom v bodoče lahko privoščila Mio, ampak trenutno bolj slabo kaže. Upanje ostaja tu :D

    Meni najbljubši negovalni izdelek letos, no lani je definitivno Alpstories šampon. Ok, ok.. sej je svoja kategorija to, ampak šamponi mi nikoli niso pustili nekega vtisa. Balzami pa to, ja. Ampak šamponi pa res ne. Do tega. Moji lasje so mehki in …ohhh in sploh. Božansko! (in v našem Hoferju imajo še celo zalogo teh zadev, tako da imam v mislih iskanje zalog.. :P

    • Ccc – ti bi bila pa res idealna za uvoz katerega izmed vzhodnih hitov.

      Moj Hofer ima tudi še nekaj AlpStories izdelkov … po naključju vedno kak pade v voziček. :angel:

  10. Zdijo se super izdelki, na žalost nisem še nobenega sprobala :) drugače pa sama ne uporabljam dosti negovalnih produktov, najrajši imam Alverde olje vrtnice za obraz in Afroditino hranilno kremo mandelj :) ta dva sta moja stalnica, ki ju ne zamenjam!

    • Ko najdeš idealne izdelke, samo upaš, da ne spremenijo formule ali jih celo umaknejo. A se meni to neprestano dogaja. :think:

  11. Še preden sem prebrala objavo sem si rekla, Gabi bo zihr imela med svojimi favoriti Alpstories gel za umivanje in evo ga:). Krasen izbor, matisovo gobico pa dodajam na svoj seznam. Meni je tako težko izbrati izdelek, ki mi je res bil top ampak ja tehle 10 sem res skos uporabljala: 1. REN 1. minutna maska, 2. Alpstories Arganovo olje, 3. L´Occitane kraljičin skrivni vrt mleko za telo, 4. Nona Luisa naravni balzam za ustnice. 5. Dvorec Trebnik olje za tuširanje Rakitovec, 6. Adria Spa sladkorni piling limona&suhocvetnica, 7. Adria Spa suho olje za nego obraza, 7. Korektor Maybelline Fit ME, 8. Lush LEMONY FLUTTER 9. PuroBio šminka v odtenku magenta, 10. Bourjois Healty mix

  12. Terna lanskega leta med negovalnimi izdelki je bila gotovo krema Retin-A, prijetno presenečenje leta pa Peptid krema od Lipo Cosmetics (Srbija). Oboje bo ostalo del rutine, Lipo proizvodi se znajo pa še namnožiti. Lahko delim pa tudi razočaranje leta – Burt’s bees piling za obraz, ki sicer lepo diši, ampak je neprijetno grob in neučinkovit.
    Hvala ker testirate vse živo za nas in srečno 2016 :wave:

    • Jaz sem lani kar malo zanemarila kisline, a jih bo treba spet vključiti v rutino. Štiridesetka bo kmalu tukaj. :nervous:

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