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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).

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent new product Results are amazing already got a stash whilst on offer.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I have been using this skin paste twice a week for a month and I am really pleased with the results. My skin feels soft, looks brighter and healthier. It has not irritated my sensitive skin either so I will continue to use it with my other Liz Earle products.
Date published: 2021-09-20
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I love this product. I use it three times a week and my skin feels so soft and hydrated. I have been using it for over a month and love it.
Date published: 2021-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No difference for me Purchased a couple of months ago. Use twice sometimes three times a week. Sadly I see no difference in my fine lines and wrinkles. Won’t purchase again.
Date published: 2021-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not as good as i expected :-( I love Liz Earle, but i prefer Boots NO7 skin paste. Sorry, but sadly i didn't notice any difference with this skin paste.
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical I am delighted with the results this product has given me. Much less noticable wrinkles especially around my top lip. Skin feels silky smooth the next morning.
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top top top! I adore this paste, it’s so simple to use and when I arrive home late at night and I’m tired I use the paste and I’m ready to go to sleep. My skin the day after is soft, brighter, plumped....you must try this little miracle !
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab product!! I have used the Superskin concentrate night oil previously so thought I would try the paste. Love it. Leaves my skin feeling like I have applied a layer of velvet over it. Very pleased, it has become a firm favourite.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great product! I’ve been using this product for a few weeks with the Alt-retinol booster and can visibly see the effects and my skin feels wonderful. Emma at John Lewis in Southampton explained the products and recommended them for my skin type and age. She was so knowledgeable and friendly that I’ll definitely go back to her and am excited to use more Liz Earle products. I love the fact that they are powered by plants and care for the environment.
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely product I’d wanted a Retinold product and when I saw this alternative, with the same results, I was sold! It feels luxurious going on, you only need a little to form a good layer and the results are good in the morning…..I will definitely buy it again
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works ! This product works! My skin is definitely smoother and wrinkles less defined. It makes my skin feel soft and plumped. Also using the Alt-Retinol drops and am as equally pleased with their performance. Great to find a product that actually does what is says on the tin!
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super wow difference I have been using Superskin Alt-Retinol Skin Paste for a few months now, and have really noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. I use it before bedtime twice a week, and my skin is so smooth and plumped when I wake up. My skin is already in pretty good condition thanks to the other Superskin products that I use, but this product has really totally exceeded my expectations. I am so pleased with the results, and this product will be a regular purchase for me. My only complaint is that I spent £43.55, but didn't receive the lovely free samples that I normally do.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing 5* product I am now a dedicated fan of this product- it is amazing! I use it every night in place of my previous moisturiser and my skin is so calm and nourished in the morning. I have sensitive skin that is prone to rosacea and this product has really helped to calm, nourish and smooth it.
Date published: 2021-08-31
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
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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: 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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