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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 2 out of 5 by from Too fragranced for a nighttime product The product feels nice on my skin, and makes it feel nice in the morning. But it's so heavily fragranced that it actually makes me feel a bit sick and it's too much for me as the last thing I smell before I go to sleep. I don't think this is better than the Cica paste, which I love and makes my skin feel and look so much nicer. I won't be buying this again!
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best face cream for rosacea I’ve been using this for three weeks now and without doubt it is the best face cream I’ve used. I have rosacea and it calms my skin beautifully. Says to use it at night but I’m using it day and night.
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good so far Only been using this product for two weeks so a bit early to review. It does feel good on my skin
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Alt-Retinol Skin Paste! I love this new Skin Paste and it loves my skin too. My face feels so smooth and soft when I wake up in the morning after having used it the night before. I like it so much that I have treated both my daughters to this lovely product and I have told them they have GOT to use it! I know it will make a great difference to their skin. I highly recommend this item to anyone wishing to look after their skin. It is also a very reasonable price too.
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time user I bought this after being given a trial amount by the lovely Liz Earle lady in Boots, it is a think paste that leaves skin with a noticeable glow. I have had some lovely comments about my skin the day after using this product
Date published: 2021-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommendation My sister bought this product and after trying it I purchased it too and have found it very good. A little strange at first to apply because if it’s thick consistency, but once applied it sinks into the skin very well.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticeable results I've used this a few times overnight now, and have been impressed the following morning: my skin is noticeably smoother and glowing, with absolutely no irritation. The paste sinks in easily and does not leave any residue on the pillow. I will definitely continue to use this product.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a difference! I bought this a few weeks ago,it came in a set I had from QVC. I Immediately fell in love with it. It’s a beautiful texture on the skin last thing at night & my skin looks so radiant the following morning.I know there’s no need to use it each night but love it so much. I have re-purchased this direct from you since.
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels fabulous! I have only been using this for 2 weeks but it feels fabulous on my skin. Leaves a lovely glow and skin feels beautifully soft in the morning. Smells divine too!
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels Great Just received and even after 1 use, my skin felt smooth and soft. Felt comfortable going on and while sleeping. Smells great! Looking forward to the coming benefits. Great option for those who can't use retinol.
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab product Only used this twice and cannot believe the difference it has made my skin looks and feels amazing Really happy with the results so far
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin. Bought this product to give my over 50's skin a wee boost.....wonderful result, looks plumper and smoother within using this fir just a couple of weeks......thank you Team Earle
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice feel Only been using this for one week and have already felt the difference. My skin feels much nicer and just a little plumper, but still early days
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I bought Alt-Retinol paste a couple of weeks ago after Emma from your Southampton store recommended it. It makes my skin glow and feel so smooth. Thank you so much Emma. I’m a real convert to this product and the Alt- Retinol drops.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feeling lovely I have only just started using this but I wake up with very soft skin. Question-As I get closer to my daughter’s wedding, can I use it more often?
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I’d seen this advertised and decided to purchase when there was 15% off. Tried it when it arrived and the visible difference in my skin the next day was amazing! I was SO glad I’d got it! After a couple more times using it I decided to order another tube (whilst the discount was still on) as this is definitely a product I want to keep using the results are amazing, it’s really fantastic!!
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like it, too early to say if it's working I use other chemical exfoliant in other days so this is another sleep in alternative. Too early to say if it's working
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great night cream with retinol I bought this cream after reading the reviews & although only been using for a week have noticed a difference in a glue to my skin & hoping it will keep the lines at bay on my face although use a firming cream alongside it .. really pleased Liz Earle has developed a retinol cream that is safe to use as natural ingredients used & does not irritate your skin like other retinol fave creams … will definitely be using on a regular basis !
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I havnt used this for long enough to know any results, but I’m enjoying using this paste and my skin feels good the next morning
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I never thought such a small amount of cream could be so moisturising.
Date published: 2021-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely texture Bought this a month ago, it has a lovely creamy texture and my skin feels moisturised in the morning after wearing through the night.
Date published: 2021-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Results This product has a lovely texture and is pleasant to use, but the results are no better than a cheaper alternative.
Date published: 2021-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features I bought two products with retinol. I like both of them but I haven’t noticed any difference in my skins eg lines near eyes and around the mouth..
Date published: 2021-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing did not suit me at all no difference and it anything made my lines worse - will be returning it is not worth the cost or the hype
Date published: 2021-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it It takes time to find out if a product is doing your skin good, I like the ease it goes on my skin and I like its texture.
Date published: 2021-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to retinol I bought this a month ago and have since applied it 2/3 times a week at night on its own! I use other preparations on the rest of the nights. It might be my imagination, but my skin is looking smoother (I am 73 and am finding post 70 things with skin go very wrong). I have very sensitive skin but I am pleased to say I have had no adverse reaction to this. Phew! I use the retinol serum on alternate mornings along with other serums on other days. I think Luz Earle, you may have a winning product.
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing!!! I have been using Liz Earle products for 25 years and heard Alison Young talking about the new Alt Retinol so decided to give it a try. As usual she was 100% correct, it really is unbelievable....it has reduced a deep line on my forehead to virtually nothing. I didn't believe that this was possible but it was. An amazing product and would highly recommend.
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Glad to have tried this new product, skin feels so good
Date published: 2021-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paste I couldn't wait to try this paste and after using it I am pleased I can see a difference in my skin. Thank you Liz Earle.
Date published: 2021-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superskin Alt-Retinol Skin Paste I bought this to try as I use Liz Earle's Superskin range and needed a little boost to help with a few extra laughter lines. I've only been using it a matter of weeks but am pleased with the softening of these lines with no reaction as I have had with Retinol itself in any form I have tried.
Date published: 2021-07-24
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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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