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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.
(£0.09 per ml)
All skin types
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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic
(£0.09 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 £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 Best toner Wonderful toner. My favourite. Great for dry skin.Smells and feels lovely
Date published: 2023-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My skin feels fresh after using this! I’ve had this for awhile, really like it, seems to awaken my skin!
Date published: 2023-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I have been buying Instant Boost Skin Tonic since first purchasing Liz Earle over fifteen years ago. It is refreshing to use with an up-lifting perfume. Thoroughly recommend.
Date published: 2023-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product Brilliant product my skin feels & looks much better
Date published: 2023-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn’t use anything else Been using your profusely for over teeny years wouldn’t use anything else
Date published: 2023-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle and refreshing Another top product. Gentle and kind to skin. Love it!
Date published: 2023-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leave skin beautifully toned anytime of the day. I love everything Liz Earle and my father and fiancé bought everything I needed for Christmas.
Date published: 2023-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Use as a toner and a pick me up face spray I bought two bottles this time around. One of the older formula and bottle, and one of the newer formula and bottle. I do still love the scent. It's the same. However, the newer formula is VERY soapy. Cannot explain it any other way than that. I usually place some in a spray bottle as a pick me up during my work day. Using it now creates soap bubbles popping all over my skin once sprayed. I also notice a white creamy film while applying as a toner. It's not a deal breaker but I still prefer the older formula for spraying purposes. Not certain what the changes are other than packaging just yet but will further research the ingredients. *Note: I purchased both bottles on a good sale and am happy with my purchase ~ Thank You Liz Earle
Date published: 2023-01-04
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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
Be careful with assurances that the formula is original. Formula can stay the same in terms of the ingredients list, but by tweaking amounts (e.g., adding more of the first ingredient, which is often cheapest and a bulk agent like water or glycerin, and decreasing expensive ingredients that make a difference to the skin), the final formulation can be vastly different in terms of feel and effectiveness. Doing this, companies can increase margins but still insist the formula is the same, while technically it is not, as they don't have to list percentages of each ingredient. It could also be that, by changing manufacturer, they may have introduced difference in product, including any potential fraud (e.g., cheaper ingredients used) they are not aware of. For example, fraud rate in Asia is very high. The company really should be doing extensive quality checks on each batch and without warning, to make sure manufacturers are giving them what was agreed, as this can ruin a brand. Most don't and really only look to get the product manufactured cheaper, which unfortunately often motivates people to commit fraud. I too, was a loyal customer for many years. Came to place a large order but unfortunately, with all the recent reviews, I think I will move on.
Answered by: Tinsy13
Date published: 2023-01-16

I have just tried to place an order for £106 and I did not seem to get my discount, could you please help me ,thank you

Asked by: Noggin
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. We're sorry to hear of the problems you are having placing your order. We would ask you to kindly contact our Customer Centre on 01983 813913, or email and one of our friendly advisors would be happy to help - The Liz Earle Customer Centre Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-10-16

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
It was changed for financial reasons but they changed back because of so many complaints about the new formulation 
Answered by: B1976
Date published: 2022-08-15

What happened to the spritz bottle version. I much prefer it but can’t find that option anymore

Asked by: Lauren31
Hi, thank you for your question. We can confirm that we have discontinued our Instant Boost spritzer due to the packaging not being as sustainable as it could be. Pleased be assured that we are exploring a more sustainable solution, in the meantime, you can still purchase our alcohol-free hydrating tonic in the regular 200ml bottle. We recommend if you still have your old spritzer bottle, to refill and re-use it, once you have washed and dried it thoroughly. Alternatively, a similar spritzer bottle would also be suitable, if you do not have our original Instant Boost Spritzer packaging. We hope this helps, but if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our email at, or by calling us on 01983 813 913. - The Liz Earle Customer Centre Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-07-20

Can I put the Instant Boost skin tonic in a spritz bottle or does it have to be applied with a pad? 

Asked by: Kim 27
I prefer it applied with a pad
Answered by: Fran55
Date published: 2022-07-27
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