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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 skin condition I received a free sample with other products I had purchased. Found to be excellent and already purchased full size tube of the paste. I am half way through my 80's and still have excellent skin thanks to Liz Earle products.
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth cream Bought this a few weeks ago and currently using twice a week, overnight. Very smooth texture and makes my skin feel great. Time will tell if my lines are reduced!
Date published: 2021-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for lines! Have started to use about twice a week, easy to apply for overnight- absorbs into skin and doesn’t leave any residue on pillow. Noticed even after first go, that my skin seemed plumper and less visible likes around my eyes. Will continue to use along with the CICA skin paste.
Date published: 2021-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb I was given a sample tube of thus product. Its that good, I bought a full sized tube. My skin is so much smooher in the morning.
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revitalized I have been using Liz Earl products daily for many years, since using Superskin Alt- Retinol Skin Paste my skin feels smoother, plumper and revitalized. I love it!
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too thick I bought this to try as an alternative to my usual superskin overnight mask. I saw no difference and found it too thick for my skin. I'm just going to stick with my original moisturiser from now on.
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT - IT HAS A LOVELY CREAMY TEXTURE. I JHAVE BEEN USING THE PASTE FOR 6 WEEKS I FEEL THE ALT RETINOL HAS GREATLY IMPROVED MY SKIN AND PREVENTING MORE WRINKLES TO APPEAR.
Date published: 2021-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alt retinol skin paste I have just started to use this as my skin can be very dry but I don’t like the feel of moisturiser on my skin during the day. This paste is a miracle!!, I put it on before bed and even if I forget about it it is removed when I wash my deface in the morning. My skin is moisturised totally after using the paste twice a week!! And is now evenly toned and looking healthier than ever. Virtually fragrance free and it just works 100%
Date published: 2021-10-22
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Will the retinol paste help with my deep wrinkles on my top lip

Asked by: Kezjez
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! Our Alt-Retinol Booster is water-based and so will sink deeper into surface skin like a serum and should be applied prior to moisturiser, this helps tackle deeper lines and wrinkles. Our Alt-Retinol Skin Paste is a thicker overnight formulation that works on the upper layers of your skin, leaving your skin more plumped and smooth. When using any of our products for the first time, we would recommend that you carry out a patch test first. I hope this information helps however, if you do require any further assistance, please reach out to our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913 or email naturallyactive@lizearle.com
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-21

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

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: Tiamia
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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