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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic

Original Formula


50% Recycled Material

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About this toner

Replenishes skin with soothing hydration to prep for your routine. Refresh, soothe and brighten the appearance of skin with our alcohol-free toner. Gentle and non-drying, Instant Boost™ replenishes skin with hydration to prep for the next step in your routine.


Powered by ingredients expertly selected for their efficacy, including aloe vera to hydrate, calendula, chamomile and cucumber to soothe and refresh, plus antioxidant vitamin E, skin is left looking radiantly healthy. This revitalising toner is also fragranced with an uplifting blend of pure essential oils, including rose-scented geranium, lavender and sweet orange.
Was £16.50 , is £12.37
(£0.06 per ml)
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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic
Was £16.50 , is £12.37
(£0.06 per ml)
200ml bottle

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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic is the second step of your daily routine. Apply after Cleanse & Polish™, morning and night. Follow with your choice of moisturiser.

Aloe Vera

(Aloe barbadensis)

Featuring formidable hydrating, soothing and cooling properties, our aloe vera is harvested in the morning to maximise the amount of juice the sword-shaped fronds yield, before being freeze-dried to create a powder.


(Calendula officinalis)

Well-known for its calming and soothing effect on skin, we source our calendula from Egypt, where our ingredient is solvent extracted from the petals of the flower.


(Anthemis nobilis)

Legendary for its skin-soothing properties, the flowers of this aromatic perennial are harvested in England in the summer, before the ingredient is solvent extracted from the fragrant flower.


(Cucumis sativus)

Loved for its intensely soothing, cooling and hydrating properties, we source our cucumber from within the UK, where our ingredient is produced from the fresh, green flesh of the vegetable.

Aqua (water), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Glycerin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Parfum (fragrance), Benzoic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Dehydroacetic acid, Sodium hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Coumarin, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate.

You asked, we listened. We’ve brought the original formula of our Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic back. Whether you’re a long-time fan or discovering this well-loved product for the first time, we’ve answered your frequently asked questions below.


Is the packaging still in line with your sustainability goals?

It is important that we retain the progress we’ve made on packaging sustainability. That’s why we’ve managed to return to the old-style twist-up packaging while making these packs using 50% recycled materials – they’re fully recyclable too!

Have you gone back to a formula with PEGs?

Yes, we have reverted to our original formula, which does use PEGs as part of its preservative system. We chose to try and remove PEGs from our formula, knowing that some customers prefer to avoid these ingredients altogether. However, please rest assumed that our products have always been, and continue to be safe to use.

Will you move Eyebright™ back to the original formulation and pack too?

As with Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic, we have been listening closely to the feedback of you, our customers, and we are currently working on a solution for this.

Will you bring back the old Skin Repair™?

We understand that some of our long-standing customers were unhappy with the relaunch of Skin Repair™, but we also received positive feedback. While we have no plans to bring back the original formulas, we are in the process of reviewing the range.

Can I still purchase the updated formula?

Yes, for the time being to avoid unecessary waste. Both formulas contain all the same naturally active ingredients, at the same effective levels, so we are confident you will continue to see all the hydrating, soothing skin benefits you’ve come to enjoy from our Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic. Shop the updated formula.

Why does the original version feel and smell different to the updated version?

The original formula uses a different preservative system which can impact how you experience the feel and scent. However, rest assured that it contains all the same naturally active ingredients, at the same effective levels.


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 beautiful skin tonic I dont usually use skin tonic in my daily routine but have been using this between cleansing and moisturising and it is absolutely lovely. Skin feels and looks nice and healthy after using. It was kind to me skin and didn't dry it out. It smelt nice as it is fragranced with pure essential oils.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes from me ! Liz Earle's products have always been among my favourites when it comes to my daily skin cleaning routine. This tonic is super gentle on my skin, alcohol-free and with a lovely clean scent . My skin feels energised and hydrated!
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! It's so lovely to try a toner that is alcohol free. So many of them absolutely strip your skin but this gives it a hit of moisture whilst leaving it feeling squeaky clean. It has a pleasant but not overpowering fragrance. Like all Liz Earle products, it's cruelty free which is a massive bonus for me.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing Really pleased with this tonic. I have dry and sensitive skin so always a bit wary of new products but this was refreshing and cooling and I haven't had any reaction. The smell is lovely, slightly herbal and floral and I especially like the lid which makes it very easy to use and travel with.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wide awake skin I love this product and will be adding it to my morning routine. I followed the instructions and poured an ample amount onto a cotton wool pad and wiped my face. My skin felt refreshed and awake and ready for the day. My skin feels healthier too. I also love the subtle scent.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liz earle instant boost This product is best applied with cotton wool pads, it smells beautiful and leaves my skin feeling amazing. It's best used after the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, the two products really set each other off if used twice a day together. Liz Earle is one of the only brands that help keep my skin blemish free whilst being gentle to my skin I really recommend it this is amazing
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best skin tonic Liz Earle has the best ever skin tonic. Use it as you would any other toner by applying it with a cotton wood pad. It does not sting but leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed as well as toned. It has a lovely fragrance and lasts a long time. None of it's ingredients or the product itself is tested on animals, well done Liz Earle!
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I got this a month ago and I’m so glad I did! I have tried many toners before but not like this! From the very first time I tried it I saw and felt a difference in my skin!! My make up went on so much nicer after prepping my skin with this and then again at night time it worked so well with my serums and moisturiser! I highly recommend this particular skin tonic I feel it really does give you an instant boost!! It also has a beautiful smell which isn’t too overpowering which I love!
Date published: 2022-06-24
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Why did you change the formula for the skin tonic In the first place? I was told by assistant in Boots that it was just the packaging had changed but unfortunately bought it and it was different and could not use it.

Asked by: CCRE
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. When we make any changes to a formulation it is always with the best intentions, and we understand that increasingly customers want to use only the most gentle, naturally derived ingredients on their skin. For this reason, we have been trying to make improvements to the products you love, including moving our Instant Boost Skin Tonic to a more plant-based formula. However, based on feedback we have received from our customers, we have made the decision to revert back to our much loved formulation in the twist top bottle. This is now available to purchase with us direct, and with our authorised stockists such as Boots and John Lewis. We hope this information helps - The Liz Earle Customer Centre Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-06-21

Is it definitely 100% the original formula? I really don’t want to waste money buying multiple bottles and end up with the sticky new one again :’( it feels too good to be true ….

Asked by: JONESF92
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. I am pleased to confirm that our original formula is back, so there is no need to worry at all. Please do call our friendly customer centre on 01983 813913 if you'd like to chat about the return of our Instant Boost Skin Tonic in some more detail. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-06-15
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