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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.


(£0.80 per ml)
All skin types
In Stock
Superskin™ Alt Retinol Skin Paste
(£0.80 per ml)
15ml tube - £12.00

“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

(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 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

(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

(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


FREE delivery for orders over £25

Orders £25 or more

  • Standard service – up to 5 working days – FREE*
  • Priority service – up to 4 working days – £5.25
  • Free returns within 60 days

Orders under £25

  • Standard service – up to 5 working days – £3.75
  • Priority service – up to 4 working days – £5.25
  • Free returns within 60 days

Customer Centre

Need help? Please visit our dedicated Contact Us page for all the ways you can get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Opening Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Tel: 01983 813913

*Free delivery available when you spend £25 or more (excluding delivery and gift vouchers) through and our Customer Centre only. Free delivery is England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland standard delivery only and applies to your entire order. Ordering after 2pm could extend delivery by an extra working day.

**Ordering after 2pm could extend delivery by an extra working day.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from superskin altretinol skin paste Skin feels fabulous the next morning after using this twice a week
Date published: 2023-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought it at last I eventually bought this a few weeks ago! Didn’t use it initially but now use it on a regular basis. Happy with product but it is quite difficult to squeeze out of the tube and the paste is really thick which took me some time to get use to and a bit off-putting! Is out supposed to be like that or is it me?
Date published: 2022-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin so soft I got this in my advent calendar and wow what a product . It’s quite a thick paste but in the morning my skin is so soft . Love this
Date published: 2022-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Although a little expensive, I absolutely love this skin paste. You can tell it’s good stuff the minute you put it on your skin and the results the next day are amazing. My skin always feels rehydrated and nourished. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2022-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply great I love this product. It really makes my skin smooth. Only use three times a week with my regular skin routine.
Date published: 2022-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth adding to your skincare regime Received this as a free gift and it has now become a permanent fixture. I use it once or twice a week, at night. Only a pea-sized amount is needed so it lasts quite a while. Skin texture and moisture is definitely improved. The only downside is an increased sensitivity to sunlight the next day so I'm careful when I use it
Date published: 2022-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good. Definitely makes skin look brighter and fresher. Good for 50+ skin.
Date published: 2022-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not working Expensive product and don’t do anything! Pointless
Date published: 2022-10-18
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Hi, Can the paste be used daily morning + evening ? My forehead + cheeks are quite dry you see .. Or is it not recommended? Thanks

Asked by: Vhind5
Hi To be honest I don’t really know.   I use mine couple of times a week
Answered by: Twish
Date published: 2022-05-12

Is it non comedogenic (pore blocking) . I have been told to only use non comedogenic products as some immediately cause spots despite cleansing whereas non comedogenic ones don’t . Thank you 

Asked by: Jetblot
Thank you for getting in touch. We can confirm that none of the products in the Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare range have been tested for comedogenicity. However, we believe that one ingredient that could cause a product to be comedogenic is mineral oil and this is not something that is used in our skincare range, as we believe that plant oils are better for the skin. Our Superskin Alt-Retinol Paste is light enough to use 2-3 times a week, please be assured that we have a great returns policy in place, should you find any product unsuitable we would be more than happy for you to return the product for a full refund or exchange even after you've tried it. We hope this helps. -Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-05-03

Hi , would the Alt Retinol help the sagging skin on the neck ? 

Asked by: Mayday
Hi, thank you for your question. Our Superskin Alt-Retinol Boost Mimics a retinol-like action to help with lines and wrinkles, plus renew the appearance of the skin`s surface for a less fatigued, refreshed and radiant looking complexion. We would recommend using these alongside introducing some facial massage or facial yoga into your skincare routine around the neck area for the best results to help combat ‘sagging’ skin. These techniques stimulate collagen production which helps to firm the skin and also releases tension releasing wrinkles. We would recommend watching from 7.15 in our Brand Ambassador videos facial yoga video here . Sarah Carr also has a great facial massage technique here: which may help. Hope this helps. The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-04-18

I have just had chickenpox (which was horrendous). I have 4 large spots on my face, that I didn’t scratch however will this product help reduce the likelihood of scarring? 

Asked by: LiselUKNZ
Thank you or your question. Our Superskin Alt-Superskin Paste has not been designed to help with scarring, however you may wish to try another evening product from our range as an alternative. Rosehip oil has visibly regenerative properties, it’s the most effective plant oil for skin repair and restoration. Clinical studies have proven its ability to soften scars, reduce pigmentation spots and patches and improve the appearance of fine surface lines. Our Superskin Concentrate for night is formulated with 100% plant oils, and contains hydrating rosehip and vitamin-rich avocado oils with softening argan and hazelnut for softer skin. We would also recommend CICA Restore Skin Paste which contains the plant CICA known for its Restorative properties. You can read more about it here: 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: 2022-08-04

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
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-02-13

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: 2022-04-18

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: 2022-04-18

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: 2022-04-18
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