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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.

 

Was $53.00 , is $45.05
($0.90 per ml)
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All skin types
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Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Skin Paste
Was $53.00 , is $45.05
($0.90 per ml)
50ml tube - $45.05

“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 Fabulous! Thought I’d try something different and it’s really great! A little goes a long way. Really feels like your skin is being treated and is lovely and soft in the morning . I use it every other night.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!!! Love it. The morning after I first used it, the difference in smoothness was amazing. I now use it 3 times a week and have just purchased my 2nd tube so I don’t run out. Love it.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Used this for the first time last night. It smells divine and at first I thought it would be too greasy for me; but left on overnight and in the morning my skin was glowing!
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paste for troubled skin I am in my mid-40s with very oily skin and large pores. Whilst I know that having oily skin slows the ageing process I did want to get the pores under control, and this paste has definitely helped. I am applying twice a week, and have applied 3 times so far. There is a slight tingling when you apply and you definitely get the 'golden glow' once applied; it doesn't transfer to your pillow as far as I can tell. The next morning, my skin looks glowing and pores reduced, plus it does make your skin look fresh.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok Sadly I haven’t noticed any difference in my skin after using it yet but what I can say is that the product does not irritate my skin as most other brands do. Using Liz Earle products has really calmed my sensitive skin.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous cream Definitely feel young already and skin us visibly smoother.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydrating! I have used this twice weekly since I purchased this new product and I love it. It goes on easily, sinks in and you wake up with plump, fresh skin. Ideal gift for friends.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent So pleased with the Alt Retinol paste. Thanks to my Liz Earle regime, my skin is, for my age, smooth and almost wrinkle free. The paste improved my skin even more, after only one use, and I've already ordered another tube.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Love this product. Leaves my skin looking and feeling soft and abit glowy!
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely fragrance and feels great on the skin I have only just started using this but love it already. I am using the Cica skin restore paste but thought I’d give this a try to reduce my fine lines. Too soon to see if it works but I love the smell which reminds me of a spa and my skin feels lovely after a short period of use so far. I have suffered from skin problems including more recently impetigo and have tried a range of products but decided to stick with Liz Earle which seems to suit my sensitive skin. It is slightly expensive but bought when on offer which is usually when I make all my purchases.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super skin Retinol skin paste I have only had this a couple of weeks and tried it a few times. I was happy with the result. My skin felt smoother and lighter. Lovely smell as well
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely product I bought this a month ago and used it twice weekly. My skin feels and looks so soft, hydrated and healthy. Loving the new alt-retinol products.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retinol super skin paste Hi I purchased the retinol super skin paste on line , it’s amazing, gives ur skin a beautiful healthy glow 10/10 , I got a sample of this from boots in aintree in Liverpool . I asked one of the assistants what she used on her face and she took me over to the Liz Earle counter and gave me a sample , I think without that sample I may never have bought it . After a couple of days my skin looked much fresher younger and glowing , it really is the best thing I have used on my skin . Highly recommend it . Sample r very important so that u try the product, great girls that I met in the boots and most of all they went out there way to help . Best coustmer service I have had the staff were wonderful in the boots in Liverpool aintree . Thank u r all the help u gave me brilliant product
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love how Superskin Alt-Retinol leaves my skin so smooth and bright. I can't get enough of it.
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Wow! Love this product.use every other day before bed & wake up yo supersoft wonderful feeling skin.
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alt-retinol skin paste really happy,did my skin good. will buy it again. good for me.
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing My skin feels amazing. Great scent too. I apply this at night and leave. Skin feels fresher and softer.
Date published: 2021-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I have never really got on with retinol - found it too drying and harsh for sensitive skin. This alt retinol past is absolutely brilliant! Using just 3 times a week for 2 weeks my skin has really benefitted - so much smoother and softer. I would highly recommend this product - and good value too!
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute game changer I love this new product, I’ve never used any retinol products before as I have eczema, however I absolutely love this new paste. I’ve been using it for 3 weeks and it has improved the overall look of my skin, it feels firmer and smoother. I’m 40 years old and sometimes supper from acne but this has also cleared that up nicely. I do now venture out of the house with no makeup, which I have never done before xxxx
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mrs P I have only been using this for two weeks and can’t say I’ve noticed a massive difference but it may improve with time. However it is lovely to use, yes it is very thick but goes onto the face nicely and is absorbed easily. It does not feel like you are wearing a mask. Hopefully time will tell if it works.
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retinol Skin Paste I bought this several weeks ago and I am delighted. I have been suffering from nasty acne like spots around my chin and mouth area since starting to use masks. This paste has cleared my skin and it is back to normal. Blemish free. Any problems give it a go.
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At last! This product delivers! I could see great results the next morning. Skin was firmer and lines less obvious. I have sensitive skin that doesn’t like retinol so thank you Liz Earle this product is perfect for me.
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have quite deep lines and wrinkles due to years off sunbathing i have tried most products on the market spending a fortune this retinol paste is fantastic best i have tried skin looks amazing well woth the money.
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love. Just love! Tried Retinol many times, always makes my sensitive skin peel. This leaves my skIn glowing and radiant. Too soon to comment on the effect on fine lines but already happy with the results. Must try the drops next.
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New product I decided to try this as I have quite a few wrinkles. Its gorgeous. I use at night as directed and complement it with the Retinol drops. I think its making a difference, bit early to tell yet. My skin feels soft and nourished.
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Didn’t think I would find anything that would make my skin feel so soft and supple at my age but this product Is incredible
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really worth the buy I have been using this for about a month now, about 3 times a week. It has really helped keep my skin hydrated with this warmer weather. My skin feels lovely the next morning. I've had problem skin for a few years now and since using this I've found it's less of a problem.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New venture Have gone off using night treatments for a few reasons but thought I’d give this a go . I tend to apply it in the early evening rather than at bedtime so that it is well absorbed. . It is very easy to apply and only a small amount is needed - feels comfortable on the skin and does not leave a greasy residue. I’m using it 3 times a week as advised and think my skin does look more refreshed and brighter in the morning - as I’m an old granny this is a great result . Definitely no irritation or redness as can be the case with actual retinol. Will keep using and hope for long term benefits.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A-maz-ing!! I’ve been using this now 3 times a week for only 2 weeks. It is incredible!! I’m 47 years old & already have VERY good skin due to using Liz Earle since the age of 25. I really didn’t think my skin could get any better to be honest. Boy was I wrong! My skin looks so youthful, has a new dewiness about it & also a tighter feeling (but not in a bad or uncomfortable way). I once tried a product with retinol in to see what all the fuss was about but I was immediately allergic to it. I am most definitely a fan of the alt retinol & will not stop using this provided Liz Earle keep on making it. Thank you so, so much…
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oh dear Made no difference. Call into question reviews that claim made a difference in one night. Wishful thinking? Rose tinted glasses? Used as instructed at least 8 times. Love cleanse and polish, tonic, eye bright, moisturiser etc used for years consequently have good skin for my age - or so I’m told. In my opinion a total WASTE of MONEY.
Date published: 2021-07-03
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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: 2021-06-30

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: 2021-06-28

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: 2021-06-28

Hi - do you need to apply a moisturizer or face oil after this (eg super skin face oil) many thanks

Asked by: Mcrabtree
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. We'd recommend using our Superskin Alt-Retinol Skin Paste 2 - 3 evenings a week, after you've cleansed and toned in place of your usual moisturiser or facial oil. I hope this information helps, but 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: 2021-06-28

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

Asked by: NicolaR
Hello, thank you for getting in touch and we’re delighted to hear you have both our Superskin Alt-Retinol products, we’re confident you’ll adore them both as much as we do. We would recommend using the Alt-Retinol Booster as part of your morning routine, after cleansing and toning. Applying directly on any areas showing the signs of aging for targeted results or opt to mix a single drop into your chosen moisturiser in the palm of your hands. We would recommend on alternate days to your Superskin Alt- Retinol Paste to use the Boosters as part of your evening routines too. Please note we would recommend using the Superskin Alt-Retinol Paste as part of your evening routine 2-3 times a week only in place of your evening moisturiser.   We hope this information helps, 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: 2021-06-18

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

Hi, do I need to use a sunscreen after using alt retinol?

Asked by: Karen b
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. We recommend wearing an SPF product every day all year round (our Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25 is great for providing everyday protection). However, our Alt-Retinol range does not increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun like some traditional retinols, so it is not absolutely required. 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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