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Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Skin Paste

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About this paste

Smoothes and visibly transforms the appearance of skin. Our luxurious overnight paste leaves skin feeling more supple, refreshing its appearance for a brighter, plumped, radiant-looking complexion, while also refining the look of pores.

 

This powerful blend is enriched with Bidens pilosa, a plant-based alternative to retinol that works by mimicking retinol’s mechanism of action to smooth the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles whilst being kind to the skin.

 

The formula also contains kigelia fruit extract, shea butter and hyaluronic acid for up to 48 hours of moisturisation, leaving skin feeling nourished and hydrated.

 

Not sure what our plant-based retinol alternative can do for your skin?

Not sure what our plant-based retinol alternative can do for your skin? Discover what retinol is and how our naturally derived ingredients can work similar magic without the side effects.

 

$53.00
($1.06 per ml)
All skin types
Sensitive
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Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Skin Paste
$53.00
($1.06 per ml)
50ml tube

“Excellent results. From first use made my skin feel firmer and plumper and left me with a lovely glow which was noted by my beauty therapist.”

Kathryn, Sheffield

Why you will love this

  • Smoothes and visibly transforms the appearance of skin
  • Moisturises and hydrates for up to 48 hours
  • Leaves skin looking visibly rejuvenated by morning
  • Dermatologically tested​
  • For all skin types, including sensitive

Alt-Retinol Paste The Results

Bidens Pilosa

BIDENS PILOSA
(Also known as Spanish needles)

A plant extract derived from a relative of the daisy family, Bidens pilosa works by mimicking retinol’s mechanism of action, helping to reduce the appearance of common signs of skin ageing. By adopting similar action to retinol, it targets areas prone to loss of firmness and plumpness, providing impressive results in smoothing the appearance of wrinkles but with minimal side effects.

Kigelia Fruit Extract

KIGELIA FRUIT EXTRACT
(Kigelia Africana)

Renowned for its skin-plumping benefits, which leaves skin feeling supple, we responsibly source our organic-certified kigelia fruit extract from Zimbabwe. Here, the supplier’s focus is on generating income for rural communities through the sustainable and equitable harvesting and processing of wild growing plant products.

Shea Butter

SHEA BUTTER
(Butyrospermum parkii)

Renowned for its excellent emollient properties and ability to help improve the barrier function of the skin, we source our shea butter from West Africa, where the pulp of the fruit is removed to reveal the kernel, which is boiled and dried in the sun before being shelled for pressing.

Carrot Seed Oil

CARROT SEED OIL
(Daucus carota sativa)

Rich in ‘carotenoids’, carrot seed oil can help support an even, healthy-looking skin tone and visibly brighten the appearance of skin when applied topically as part of a skincare formula. It’s this ingredient that gives Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Skin Paste a distinctive golden hue.

Aqua (water), Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-6 distearate, Rosa rubiginosa seed oil, Ethylhexyl stearate, Kigelia africana (sausage tree) fruit extract, Alcohol denat., Maltodextrin, Borago officinalis seed oil, Glyceryl stearate, Canola oil, Gossypium herbaceum (cotton) seed oil, Citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) leaf/twig oil, Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil, Anthemis nobilis flower oil, Punica granatum flower extract, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil, Tocopherol, Jojoba esters, Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil, Cetyl alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 beeswax, Bidens pilosa extract , Caprylyl glycol, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Parfum (fragrance), Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Daucus carota sativa root extract, Tocopheryl acetate, Geraniol, Limonene, Citric acid, CI 75130 (Beta-carotene).

Fully recyclable aluminum tube (leave cap on)
Recyclable FSC-certified carton
We're certified under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Program

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! I have been using this Skin Paste since it’s introduction this year. It has the most glorious texture and feels beautiful on my skin. When I wake up the next morning , my face looks bright, glowing and more importantly to me I look healthy and well rested. Fabulous!
Date published: 2021-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just fab! Just love this product. I use it 2/3 times a week. My skin feels softer and rejuvenated and I am told that I now have a glow and that my wrinkles seem to have blurred. As a 75 year young lady that is great news.
Date published: 2021-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry I am a great fan of Liz Earle products but unfortunately I must be in the 6% who did not get results from this. It made no difference to my skin ☹️
Date published: 2021-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Impressed Having tried this product I saw no improvement at all
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely but.. I used this for about three weeks 2 - 3 times a week. While it was lovely and absorbed easily I found that my cheeks got really dry. I have only been using it once a week now and my cheeks have improved.
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alt retinol paste I decided to give this a try as an add-on to my usual LE skincare routine. I like the texture and the way it is so easily absorbed and unlike my previous night time product this does not leave greasy marks on the pillow etc. As a grandma in my 60s I don’t expect miracles from a product but I have noticed how fresh and dewy my skin looks in the morning. I’m using it 3 times a week and tend to put it on in the early evening to get the full benefit ( not immediately before bed) . I will certainly continue to use it.
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely nighttime treatment Have been using this twice a week for nearly 2 months now. My skins definitely feels more nourished in the morning and looks plumper. The texture feels thick and gloppy when applying but it does the job. Will keep in my routine.
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comforting I really enjoy using this as it isn't too greasy and in the morning my skin definitely feeling nicer, soft, firm - just nicer. Now I need a version for the rest of my body!
Date published: 2021-09-18
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Hi - do you need to apply a moisturizer or face oil after this (eg super skin face oil) many thanks

Asked by: Mcrabtree
Hello We recommend using the Superskin Alt- Retinol Skin Paste 2-3 times a week in the evening, after cleansing and toning, there is no need to apply moistuirser or Superskin Concentrate for Night Oil. on the evenings you are using the paste, Best wishes - The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-06

I have the paste and booster do I use both together or at different days 

Asked by: NicolaR
Hello, we recommend using the Alt-Retinol Boosters in the morning, after cleansing and toning, these can be used every day. We would recommend using the Alt-Retinol Skin Paste in the evening 2-3 times a week after cleansing and toning (No need to apply moisturiser on these evenings) Best wishes - The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-06

Will the retinol paste help with my deep wrinkles on my top lip

Asked by: Kezjez
If applied regularly as advised yes. Also, personally I find the Superskin Serum pressed into any area that has visible wrinkles helpful. I use this am.Then maybe add the overnight concentrate pm too.
Answered by: Archies Mum
Date published: 2021-09-04

On the evenings when using the Superskin Alt- Retinol Paste, should this be applied instead of or as well as a moisturiser?

Asked by: Gladbag
I apply only the Superskin Alt-Retinol Paste to my cleansed face.
Answered by: Daisynick
Date published: 2021-07-09

Is this safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Asked by: Dr B
Yes because Alt Ret is not retinol it is a natural alternative to retinol.
Answered by: Tiamaria
Date published: 2021-09-06

I tend to suffer from breakouts and my skin is oily. Will the retinol help with this or will it moisturise too much?

Asked by: Troll01
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. I can confirm that our plant powered Alt-Retinol duo do not contain retinol. Instead the plants help to mimic the retinol like action whilst being kind to the skin. They will improve the texture of your skin, help with the appearance of fine lines and deeper lines. Our Superskin Alt-Retinol Skin Paste also helps to minimise the look of pores. Both products are suitable for all skin types. As with all our products, we would recommend that you carry out a patch test first. I hope this information helps however, should you require any further assistance, please contact our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913 or email naturallyactive@lizearle.com - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-07-21

What products should I use to help improve my rosacea?

Asked by: Arty
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. I'd certainly recommend our Calming Botanical Drops. A weekly treat or instant fix to regain control, even skin tone and reduce sensitivity. These also help to calm redness. You might also like to try our CICA Restore Skin Paste. This creamy, easy to apply treatment works to visibly improve the appearance of imperfections overnight by restoring skin's moisture barrier, while also providing 48 hours of intense hydration. Enriched with a gentle but powerful combination of naturally active ingredients including restorative Centella asiatica (CICA) and resurrection plant, plus bilberry and wild plum to soothe and comfort. Whilst we do have a number of customers who suffer with particularly sensitive skin and skin conditions such as acne rosacea, unfortunately there are no guarantees that individual products within our range are going to suit everyone. All of our products are formulated to be as mild and gentle as possible, but we would always recommend our customers carry out a patch test prior to using any new skincare product for the first time. A small amount should be applied close to the area of intended use. Should you experience any redness, irritation or discomfort during the next 24 hours – or at any point after the patch test - then we would advise to immediately discontinue use. I hope this information helps however, please contact our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913, or email naturallyactive@lizearle.com, should you require any further assistance - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-07-21

Can I use this if I'm pregnant? Usual retinol is recommended to be avoided.

Asked by: Kelnel
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. We can confirm that there is no retinol in our Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster or Superskin Alt-Retinol overnight paste, both formulations contain a gentle retinol alternative which mimics a retinol-like action, while being kind to the skin. All our product, including both Superskin Alt-Retinol products have been safety assessed to ensure they are safe for intended use, which includes use during pregnancy – however, if you have any specific questions or concerns we would recommend speaking to your GP or midwife. We hope this information is helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact our customer centre team on 01983 813913 if we can be of any further assistance. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-06-17
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