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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 £17.50 , is £14.00
(£0.07 per ml)
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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic
Was £17.50 , is £14.00
(£0.07 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.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this tonic Loved! It's a wonderful tonic, no doubt the best I've ever used. The smell is very nice, super easy to use and my skin thanks!
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this for my skin I love this tonic for my skin, it leaves such a lovely finish before applying the day cream. It smells lovely and contains amazing ingredients for my skin health
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding i absolutely love this skin tonic it’s smell amazing and leaves your slinking feeling soft and hydrated my firm fave and won’t be changing
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceeded expectations I thought this would be like a ‘regular’ toner…it’s not ! Smells lovely, feels so nice on the skin. My skin felt lovely after using this, felt fresh and clean
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good skin tonic I like this skin tonic. All the time after face washed i useing this tonic. So my skin looks really better then before. My skin looks so clean and helthy. And its really easy to use. I really recommended to try this product .
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT the original After saying that I would never buy Liz Earle products again due to the change in formulation of the Instant boost skin tonic and also the moisturisers I thought I would give it a second chance when I saw that the bottles had been reverted back to the original. The bottles ARE the original ones but the product inside isn't. I've used Liz Earle products since their launch on QVC many, many years ago and the toner and its perfume have always been consistent in both fragrance and feel of the product on the skin. This smells of chemicals and doesn't feel the same anymore. So as with the last lot that I purchased in the cylindrical bottle, I shall be returning this latest delivery. Very disappointed Liz Earle!
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best middle step This product is the perfect next step after the Liz Earle cleanser. The bottle top is innovative and clever and easy to use. This made my skin feel refreshed and perfect, ready for makeup and creams! Cooled my skin down amazingly and made my skin soft to the touch. Paired with a cleanser before and a cream after, this product is the best middle step I've used for a long time. It is worth the price point for the amount you get as you don't need much to achieve a fresh face. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2022-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh & Clean I received these products for free from Influenster and Liz Earle in exchange for my honest review The Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic was the one I was most interested to try. When I first opened the tonic I was surprised by the packaging! The top twists up which saves on the plastic and also saves me losing the lid! It’s quick and easy to use and also ergonomic! I used it in the evening after makeup removal and cleansing. I used a cotton pad when using this product and applied directly onto my face. It felt very fresh and clean on application, not harsh like some toners I’ve used in the past. This may be because there is no alcohol in this toner which is great for people with sensitive skin. The consistency is quite watery which I wasn’t expecting but it was an advantage as it felt light on the face and not heavy or oily. The scent was very simple, not fragrant or overpowering. Overall I really liked this product and I feel it is a life saver for people with more sensitive skin.
Date published: 2022-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very refreshing Have really enjoyed using this tonic in the evenings after cleansing to just give an extra boost of clean on days where I wear makeup. It isn’t harsh on the skin and isn’t heavily scented
Date published: 2022-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite I had this product in the past and I was over the moon to test it again as I really like this product and it smells nice! No cons for me : )
Date published: 2022-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I received this for free from Influenster in exchange for an honest review -Beautifully light on the skin . wasn’t harsh for my skin at all in fact it made my skin feel so clean and fresh & kept its glow to. It’s scent isn’t my favourite but what is my favourite is how it makes my skin feel & look.
Date published: 2022-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not sting I have been using Liz Earle for many years,love the products. Have tried other makes but always revert back to Liz Earle. Always recommend to friends especially if they have sensitive skin.
Date published: 2022-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soothing and gentle Use a cotton pad to apply product. This was gentle and soothing. It's great that there is no alcohol in this toner. I love the scent of it. Key ingredients: Rose scented geranium and lavender
Date published: 2022-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing I received these products for free from Influenster and Liz Earle in exchange for my honest review. I have been using the Liz Earle 3 step cleanse & glow set. Which includes: ⭐️Cleanse & glow gel cleanser ⭐️Instant boost skin tonic ⭐️Skin repair gel cream. The instant boost skin tonic is the perfect way to prep for any routine & gives the skin what it needs with the enriched vitamin E. It’s super refreshing & cooling as it contains mix of aloe vera, cucumber and calendula. I use it day and night. Highly recommended as they use all natural ingredients which is beneficial to the skin & environment.
Date published: 2022-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Original skin tonic Praise the Lord the Original skin tonic is back & better be here to stay!!!, love this carming tonic for my sensitive skin,wakes myself up & refresh feeling.
Date published: 2022-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooray...the original formula is back! I absolutely LOVE this product!! I cannot begin to describe how happy I am that the original formula has returned. Thank you so much for listening to your customers who, as they say, always know best!! ;-)
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful product Would highly recommend! It feels so refreshing and’s been a godsend during the last few hot months. Leaves my skin feeling revitalised and new. My favourite part of my skin care routine
Date published: 2022-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Toner I was sent Liz Earle Boost Tonic Toner by Liz Earle and Influenster to try and give my honest review. The tonic is a great second step after using the melting cleanse. A little goes a long way and only a small amount needed to sweep across face using a cotton pad. I like the twist top opening for quick and easy application.
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love this tonic best one I have used so far in 2022! Definitely one to have on your skin care routine. So light and skin feels awesome.
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the skin I love this. Ready to order more now so I never run out
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So gentle I have enjoyed and I ask enjoying this product as it’s a lot in that big bottle and use only a bit on my cotton pads. I have seen my skin transform after using this product. It’s less irritated or dry, it’s hydrated and less red. The scent is herb like and so gentle and not overwhelming. I like that product doesn’t contain alcohol or heavy oils that clogs my pores.
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely and refreshing I have been using this tonic as I would a toner applying it before my moisturiser and so far I love it. I apply it using reusable pads wiping it over your face and neck. I have been using it in the morning and evening and it does leave my skin feeling fresh and nourished, and the scent reminds me of trips to the spa for facial treatment it’s refreshing and not overpowering at all. Again it is cruelty free
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer I am always looking for new skincare and this toner has sincerely upped my skincare collection! I added this in after using the LE cleanser and it is so refreshing! The smell is not too pungent and it is very gentle on my face. I am in love with this product.
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing I have been using this after a toner and this really brings everything to life, it is refreshing and feels cool on the skin. Absorbs quickly and leaves you feeling awake!! I have found this is also excellent for blemish control, i have seen a significant reduction on my face. Highly recommending this.
Date published: 2022-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to have the original back. I bought the new formula not knowing it had changed and was disappointed, I didn’t like how it felt at all but delighted to have the original back again. Freshens the skin, smells divine and leaves the skin soft and moisturised. Love it.
Date published: 2022-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Calendula smell * I received these products for free from Influenster and Liz Earle in exchange for my honest review This tonic has a lovely calendula smell and I like to use it at night to give me that calm vibe. It is very gentle and can be used with a cotton pad or patting directly onto your face. The consistency is watery and lightweight (not greasy). A nice product in combination to Liz Earle’s cleansers and moisturizers.
Date published: 2022-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Non drying I love how it's alcohol free and non drying for the skin! My skin becomes tight after toning and this is super hydrating without stripping the skin! I use this right after cleansing! It helps calm down redness and such a relaxing scent
Date published: 2022-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleaner and glowing skin I love this toner as it is very gentle to my skin and it cleanes it very well. It removes all dirty while leaving the skin smooth and hydrated.
Date published: 2022-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very boosting and hydrating This toner is easy to use and apply on the skin. It feels gentle to the skin, no harsh or irritating feeling. It absorbs after few minutes and doesn’t leave skin greasy/sticky. It smells mild, not overpowering. It leaves skin very soft and hydrating, smooth and even, skin is glowing and instantly skin tone looks improved. Also it improves dry patches on the skin and peeling skin is removed. The whole face feels prepared for next steps or routine, also this is good product to use on its own. I would recommend.
Date published: 2022-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liz Earle toner I use this after my cleanse and polish routine. This toner is my favourite as it feels so good. The floral aromas are so uplifting to my skin and mind.
Date published: 2022-09-10
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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
It 100% is the original formula.  I bought the reformulated product and hated it, my husband is a Cosmetic Scientist (with over 20 years experience) and confirmed that this is now the original formula  
Answered by: B1976
Date published: 2022-08-16

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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