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Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Booster


About these drops

Targets the appearance of lines and wrinkles for more youthful-looking skin. Our lightweight gel drops renew the appearance of the skin’s surface for a less fatigued, refreshed and more radiant looking complexion.


This powerful blend is enriched with stevia, a plant-based alternative to retinol that works by mimicking retinol’s mechanism of action whilst being kind to the skin, alongside elderberry extract used for its natural antioxidant properties, to help reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles. Skin is left feeling firmer and looking rejuvenated.


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.


($3.27 per ml)
All skin types
In Stock
Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Booster
($3.27 per ml)
15ml pipette

“The results are visible! My pores look reduced and my deeper wrinkles have improved.”

Louise, West Midlands

Why you will love this

  • Helps reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles
  • Minimises the appearance of pores​
  • Leaves skin feeling firmer and rejuvenated​
  • Dermatologically tested​
  • For all skin types, including sensitive

Alt-Retinol Booster The Results

Stevia Extract

(Stevia rebaudiana)

This naturally active ingredient – sourced from a relative of the chrysanthemum that grows in abundance in France – delivers a retinol-like action helping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles, for younger-looking skin. Traditionally used as a herbal medicine, stevia is renowned for the smoothing, wrinkle-softening power it has on the appearance of skin.

Elderberry Extract

(Sambucus nigra)

Elderberries are a rich source of bioflavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and help to brighten the appearance of skin and improve the look of skin tone. We source ours from Poland, handpicked on land protected to support biodiversity.

Aqua (water), Glycerin, Propanediol, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, Xanthan gum, Kappaphycus alvarezii (red algae) extract, Stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem extract, Caesalpinia spinosa fruit extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium benzoate, Citric acid, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid.

Recyclable glass bottle
Recyclable FSC-certified carton
We're certified under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Program


In light of the current situation, we are placing international orders on pause. Please rest assured this is a temporary measure and we’ll be letting you know as soon as there are any changes. We really appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALT.Retinol Booster Been using product for one month .Skin feels good and moisturising for the whole day .
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I love, love, love this range. Suits my skin perfectly. It’s the best it’s ever been particularly as I have just reached a certain age. I would thoroughly recommend.
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anti Aging Without The Irritation! I received this as part of a free introductory set and I'm so glad that I did. I've used it for 2 or 3 weeks now mixing a drop with my skin repair cream at night. It's great, I have very sensitive maturing skin that loves to play up but with this I've had no problems at all. It helps my skin feel more plump and firm and I'm sure that my lines are softened because of it. Surprised but very happy, thank you.
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me This product makes the skin around my eyes feel tight, it's wonderful for a few seconds before it dries but then a disappointment. Just like another reviewer, some things are best left perfect and not changed for the worse...
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury booster I use one or two drops booster drops mixed with superskin moisturiser (with neroli) as part of my Liz Earle evening skin care routine. This luxurious mix makes my skin feel so nice with a healthy glow.
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I use the Botanical drops and needed to re-stock, I wanted to try the new drops with the Retinol. I am very pleased, the drops certainly have improved the look of my skin and as I suffer from whiteheads and bumps they appear to be reducing. The only negative is that it gets a little difficult to extract the drops with the palette when nearing the end of the bottle.
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This booster is amazing! I bought the Superskin Alt- Retinol booster recently together with my usual daily routine with skin repair which also included the Superskin Alt-Retinol skin paste for a great price. What can I say? This booster is amazing. I have tried numerous products over the years professing to turn back time and improve skin wrinkles to no avail. This is awesome. You gently apply it to the problem areas and it dries quite quickly as you apply it leaving your skin feeling like it’s had a facelift! Admittedly it doesn’t remove all wrinkles but I have lots and it’s dramatically changed the look of my skin so it looks smoother and more healthier. Can’t recommend this product highly enough. If I’m doubt try it and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retinal drops Very impressed with my purchase it makes my skin silky soft. I hope it has good long term effects?
Date published: 2021-10-09
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Hi can I use the alt-retinol during summer time as well? Can I use in vitamin c in the night and the serum during the day or it is too strong?

Asked by: Marzia
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. We knew that many of our customers were interested in the idea of retinol but were worried about the well-documented irritating side effects. As a botanical brand, we made it our mission to create a cruelty free, naturally derived gentle alternative, harnessing botanical ingredients that mimic the skin smoothing benefits while also being suitable for sensitive skin. With its youthful-looking results Alt-Retinol was a perfect fit for our pro-ageing Superskin™ range; helping support your skin at every age and life stage. As our Alt-Retinol products do not contain retinol, they can be used all year round and in conjunction with the rest of your skincare regime. We do hope this helps. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-21

Can I use hyaluronic acid after the drops and before moisturiser?  

Asked by: Beth12329
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. We haven't tested our products for use alongside hyaluronic acid, however, our Alt-Retinol products are suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. Both products are formulated with natural retinol alternatives and designed to be gentle on the skin - just like our moisturisers. I do hope this helps! - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-19

I have a few capillary veins on my face what can I use 

Asked by: Niki65
Hi there, thanks for your query! We don't currently have a product in the Liz Earle range that's formulated to help target areas of broken capillaries, but for some bespoke skincare advice please call our Customer Centre directly on 01983 813913 and one of our friendly team will be happy to assist. We hope this helps. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-08

If I could only afford one of your alt-retionol products, would you recommend the paste or the booster for noticeable forehead lines? I'm in my mid thirties. Thank you!

Asked by: kt18
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! Our Superskin Alt-Retinol duo are both fab products! Our Alt-Retinol Booster is water-based and so will sink deeper into surface skin like a serum, to help tackle those deeper lines and wrinkles and should be applied prior to moisturiser. Our Alt-Retinol Skin Paste is a thicker overnight formulation that works on the upper layers of your skin really helping to plump and firm the skin. It might help you to know, that our Alt-Retinol duo are the complimentary gifts you would receive with this months Daily Routine Offer 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
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-21

I usually use your botanical camping drops, after cleanser, tonic and before superskin moisturiser.  Would this replace or could I use both?  Thank you 

Asked by: LucyB37
I use both   Love these products  I use the paste overnight 
Answered by: Jackie b
Date published: 2021-07-12

Which product would I be able to use on wrinkles around my eyes and on my eyelids please? 

Asked by: Nikkiollie
I use a little of the retinol serum at night.  In the morning I mix a drop with my super skin moisturiser and apply all over face 
Answered by: Susi1948
Date published: 2021-07-13

I use the the Retinol Booster every morning before my usual serum and moisturiser routine. At night I always use the Superskin Concentrate and add the Booster a few minutes beforehand allowing it to be absorbed.. Is this the correct procedure?

Asked by: Female actor
I follow the same routine as you indicate and have to say the Retinol Booster seems to be working really well. I have had a dry patch on my forehead for ages and use of the Booster is reducing the dry patch. At night I use my rich cream moisturiser with two drops of booster added. Of course everyone soon is different it what feel right for you.
Answered by: JMM50
Date published: 2021-07-03

What product is good for upper lip wrinkles? I use cleanse and polish, toner and moisturiser.

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi. thanks for getting in touch. Our new Alt-Retinol Booster Drops will certainly help with this. Powered by plants, this product does not contain retinol, so is gentle on the skin whilst helping with the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. This can be used daily as part of your routine. Apply 2 - 3 drops after you've cleansed and toned, before you moisturise. Just avoid the delicate eye area. Also, as with all our products, please carry out a patch test first. I hope this helps, but should you require any further assistance, please contact our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913, or email - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-07-28
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