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Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Booster 15ml

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.

 

£38.00
(£2.53 per ml)
All skin types
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Superskin™ Alt-Retinol Booster 15ml
£38.00
(£2.53 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 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

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.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bit Runny When i first used it, seemed to have a strange smell, but after a few uses either disappeared or i got use to it. It is a bit runny. I use it during my night time routine. Early days, no major problems. Each to their own
Date published: 2024-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I bought this a few weeks ago as I was looking for a natural alternative to retinol. I absolutely love how it feels on my skin! I mix one pipette drop to the Skin Repair Light Cream and leave overnight. My skin feels so much softer and fresh with the addition of the booster. Would definitely recommend. Only downside is the product bottle is very small, so not sure how long it will last but as I have quite sensitive skin using one drop with the skin repair cream goes a long way!
Date published: 2024-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite booster I discovered this product 2 years ago and continue to buy it whenever I can, as it gives my skin that boost needed to hold back fine and deep lines. It works so much gentler than retinol, without the disadvantages. I will continue to use it on its own or mixed in with my moisturiser.
Date published: 2024-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth I added this to my morning moisturiser routine, and it has improved the feel of my facial skin. It feels smoother, and I think not so patchy- looking.
Date published: 2024-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great booster for dry sensitive skin I've used this product as a weekly booster for ages. It gives a lovely feel and plumps my skin without feeling greasy. I use it after I've had a shower and let it sink in before using serum and moisturiser.
Date published: 2024-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Help for fine lines. A lovely product for fine lines. I one drop under my moisturiser, each morning, although it can also be dropped into the moisturiser. I would say I have seen a difference in my skin since beginning to use.
Date published: 2023-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liz Earle Just started to use this. Smells lovely and feels great on the skin.
Date published: 2023-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to product I have this on subscription because I can’t live without it! It is such a great product, it’s plant based and boosts your skins appearance and improves your skins condition.
Date published: 2023-11-06
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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: 2024-03-03

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

Asked by: Beth1776
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: 2024-03-03

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 https://www.lizearle.com/offers/shop-all/MOCKSEP21SSM.html 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: 2022-06-06

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: 2022-04-21

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: 2022-03-21

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 naturallyactive@lizearle.com - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-07-28

Currently I use a toner, face serum and the superskin concentrate oil at night. Where/how would the alt-retinol booster fit into my current routine?

Asked by: Julkene
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. Our Superskin Face Serum is a firm favourite for helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and our new Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster is the perfect addition to your skincare routine if you have noticed deeper lines and wrinkles. Our Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster can be used daily, by either applying 1-2 drops to clean, dry skin (after cleansing and toning) for a more targeted treatment, or it can also be mixed into your chosen moisturiser. Additionally, where this product is water based, like our Superskin Face Serum, you could use these as a combination to feel the full benefit of the Stevia which mimics a retinol-like action in our booster, as well as collagen boosting pomegranate flower extract which is included in our Face Serum, making this a great dynamic duo tackling both fine and deeper lines. (Cleanse, tone, booster, face serum - or mix serum and booster, followed by your chosen moisturiser). Alternatively, you can opt to use the Alt-Retinol Booster within your morning skincare routine, and we would recommend using the Superskin concentrate at night only. The water-based element of the Booster makes them tricky to mix together. 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: 2021-09-26

With the alt-retinol products, do you need to wear sun protection like normal retinol?

Asked by: Liz sim
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: 2021-08-06

Would I use this before serum or as a replacement to serum 

Asked by: Julie K
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. Our Superskin Face Serum is a firm favourite for helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and our new Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster is the perfect addition to your skincare routine if you have noticed deeper lines and wrinkles. Our Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster can be used daily, by either applying 1-2 drops to clean, dry skin for a more targeted treatment, or it can also be mixed into your chosen moisturiser. Additionally, where this product is water based, like our Superskin Face Serum, you could use these as a combination (mix the two) to feel the full benefit of the Stevia which mimics a retinol-like action in our booster, as well as collagen boosting pomegranate flower extract which is included in our face Serum, making this a great dynamic duo tackling both fine and deeper lines. 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: 2022-06-13

Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?

Asked by: KVR79
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. All our products, including our Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster 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: 2021-07-21

Can i use this product on my neck as well as my face?

Asked by: Caroline54
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. Yes, you can most certainly apply the Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster on your face, neck and décolletage area. We would recommend to apply onto clean dry skin (after cleaning and toning) and you can use the booster in two ways. Use alone: Apply directly to any area showing signs of ageing for targeted results- Apply 1-2 drops into your hands, warm and smooth over the skin avoiding the eye area, then apply your moisturiser. Mix it: Mix 1-2 drops into your moisturiser and massage into the skin, avoiding the eye area. I do hope this information helps. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-18

Is this suitable for skin with Roseacea?

Asked by: Harley66
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. I can confirm our Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster containing gentle retinol alternatives that mimic retinol-like action while being kind to the skin, making it suitable for even sensitive. However, whilst we do have a number of customers with skin conditions such as Rosacea commenting positive results, our products are not intended for medical use. There are no guarantees our range will suit everyone, as we don’t know what ingredients your skin may be sensitive to. Therefore we would highly recommend carrying out patch test the products before use, to make sure they are suitable for your skin. A small amount should be applied close to the area of intended use (behind the ear is ideal in this instance). If this product is not suitable for use, then you should immediately discontinue use and get in touch with us. We do hope this helps, but please do not hesitate to contact our customer centre team on 01983 813913, if you require any further information. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-06-24

How much retinol does the product contain as I’m worried my skin will react bad 

Asked by: Nick12
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. I can confirm there is no retinol in our Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster or Superskin Alt-Retinol Overnight Paste, so the level is 0%. However, our formulations containing gentle retinol alternatives that mimic retinol-like action while being kind to the skin, making them both suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. Please be assured all of our products are formulated to be as mild and gentle as possible; however, we would always recommend you 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 (behind the ear is ideal in this instance). Please be assured we have generous returns policy. If for any reason your purchase is not suitable for your use or you do not like, we are happy to exchange or refund within 60 days of you receiving your order, even after you've tried it. We feel this is beneficial to our customers as it gives you the opportunity to try the product for some time to decide if it is suitable for you before committing to your purchase. We do hope this helps, but please do not hesitate to contact our customer centre team on 01983 813913, if you require any further information. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-07-01

How would this fit into my routine with the superskin serum? Should I expect to see better results than with superskin serum and superskin moisturiser? I’m 51 years of age with combination skin starting to have a few deeper lines and slackening. 

Asked by: Liz51
Thank you for your question. Superskin Face Serum is a firm favourite for helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and our new Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster is the perfect addition to your skincare routine if you have noticed deeper lines and wrinkles. We have used Stevia, grown in the Bordeaux region of France, as this mimics a retinol-like action, helping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles, for younger-looking skin. Combined with one of our favourite ingredients Kigelia, which is also found in our new Alt-Retinol Overnight Paste, and Elderberry Extract, this beautiful booster drop helps to brighten the skin and improve skin tone too. This product can be used daily, by either applying 1-2 drops to clean, dry skin for amore targeted treatment or alternatively it can also be mixed into your chosen moisturiser. As this product is water based, like our Superskin Face Serum, you could use these as a combination to feel the full benefit of the Stevia as well as the pomegranate flower extract, tackling both your fine and deeper lines. The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-04-02
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