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Superskin™ Alt Retinol 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 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).

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FREE delivery for orders over £30

Orders £30 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 £30

  • 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 – Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Tel: 01983 813913

*Free delivery available when you spend £30 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.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good results. This product is excellent. Noticed my skin was much clearer looking after only two applications. Would highly recommend this paste.
Date published: 2021-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did not disappoint. This is the first time i have used retinol, this product is so gentle on the skin, in the morning, when i washed my face, my skin was so soft and smooth, will definitely stick with this, i love it, thank you Liz Earle for another great product
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I've been using this for 3 weeks and already I can see a difference in my skin. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liz Earle Fan Although the paste was quick thick & not that easy to apply it did soak into my skin easily.
Date published: 2021-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I bought superskin retinol paste and it’s absolutely fab great product so pleased with the difference it’s made.
Date published: 2021-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smoothing creaM I received this as a free sample. I use it twice a week and it feels nice on my skin.
Date published: 2021-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It's really a good product but I always wake up with crusty eyes even though when I put it on I avoid this area. Very strange
Date published: 2021-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product does what it claims. highly delighted with this product
Date published: 2021-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unsure I really don't like the smell of this product. Reminds me of dying flowers! Have used it for a week and can see no visible difference in my face sadly. I had this as a sample with other products but I would not be tempted to buy it after this trial
Date published: 2021-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This I have just been given a free 15ml tube. Was already using anyway. I like the feel. Put on twice a week before bed. Makes my skin feel plump. In the morning I can still feel that effect. Excellent.
Date published: 2021-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing So happy i got this as a freebie. As i will be purchasing it again. Skin so soft . Just love it .
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury Product Left my skin feeling soft and nourished luxury product
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really plumps skin but I'm sensitive to it! I used this a couple of times to be sure as I liked the lifting and plumping effects it gave but it does leave me with some itchy bumps so I don't think it works for me! Bit dissapointed as I really wanted it to. I can use the Alt Retinol Boost serum no problem. I use that each night, one drop mixed in with my skin repair cream.
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me I can honestly say I can see no improvement even though I follow the instructions for use
Date published: 2021-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superskin Alt Retinol paste I had this as a free gift with my usual miosturiser. I have to say that it is as good as Liz Earle say's it is. I have noticed an improvement in the look/feel of my skin since usign this product.
Date published: 2021-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I had as a free sample and used nightly after cleansing my face. It feels fabulous on your face and overnight left my skin feeling very plump, smoothing out my skin! I’m 63 and Highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2021-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely I got this a few wks ago as a sample with a purchase gave it to my daughter to use , she says her skin has never been as good .
Date published: 2021-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good result This was included in a superskin daily routine package. I have extremely sensitive rosacea type 1 skin and cannot use retinol on my face. So I used this paste on my neck. Really good results. Lines are reduced. Skin incredibly soft. Very easy to apply and sinks into skin well. I apply it every night directly after using toner onto slightly damp skin. Like this so much have purchased more.
Date published: 2021-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great prduct Only used it a couple of times but I really like it. It goes I really easily and my skin feels amazing the next morning. Smells nice too not too overpowering
Date published: 2021-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new best friend Amazing! Now I’m getting older my skin needs a little more help
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retinol paste I bought this product recently as I find moisturiser too oily but can’t do without it because I have dry skin. I use this paste 2 times a week overnight and my skin has never felt better
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good texture Received this sample with my order and have used every few days for two weeks. Pleasant to apply but can’t honestly say I notice any difference so far. Perhaps it needs to be used for longer to have any effect.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A real treat This product came to me as an extra in an offer. What a treat! It smells divine and has a calming luxurious feel. Only time will tell if it makes a difference but it’s certainly worth a go.
Date published: 2021-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product I am perimenopausal and consequently experiencing bad dry flakey skin, especiallyon my hairline. I bought this product about a month ago and I'm so happy with the results I am seeing. The difference it makes to my make up coverage, especially on my forehead is amazing... and such a relief!
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I purchased this paste only a week ago and already my skin looks and feel amazing , I am 50 and the changes of my skin hasn’t been great , but this has transformed it ..I have just purchased another 2 tubes .
Date published: 2021-08-27
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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
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