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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic


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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.
All skin types

“I have been using this for several years because I love it. Refreshing, non-drying, perfect. Smells lovely, works.”

Maggie, Merseyside

Why you will love this

  • Provides an instant boost of balancing moisture
  • Preps skin for the next step in your routine
  • Uplifting fragrance featuring rose-scented geranium
  • Cruelty free and certified under the Leaping Bunny Program
  • For all skin types, including sensitive

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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), Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10-caprylate, Decyl glucoside, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, 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, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Dehydroacetic acid, Sodium hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Coumarin, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, Glycine soja (soybean) oil.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So refreshing I couldn’t ever use anything other than Liz Earle skin care since I was bought this toner as part of a Christmas gift. Smells divine and brightens my skin a treat.
Date published: 2021-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my skin looks fantastic! i am new to liz earle products. just bought the toner and light repair cream which i reviewed separately. its more than i normally pay for skincare but i am pleased that i did. toner smells lovely, feels very fresh on your skin and my pores appear smaller on my cheek area. would recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Burn and redness on my skin I got this product as most of the reviews are good so o decide to purchase that because I have sensitive skin , I got the complete kit but after use the cleanse Polish and the tonic my skin burned so much and big red patches appeared on my cheeks forehead and neck ! Not sure if I should keep using it very disappointed
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice product. Really good product and very hydrating, however it would be even better if it were fragrance free.
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle and can be used in Spritzer... Love this product...smells divine...gentle on skin and can wipeaway any left over makeup.I save my Spritzer and refil with this (same formular) for holiday time when u can use to refresh on beach.... Doesn't sting in any way and can use on whole face.....
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revitalising! Works hand in hand with the Hot Cleansing Polish and Moisturiser to leave skin feeling nourished with a healthy glow.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have you been all my life? Wow! Why have I not been introduced to this sooner? I have been using for a few days and already know I can not be without these products! I have always been very self conscious and embarrassed of my skin, but now I can already see and feel the difference. I feel like I need to ask every woman I cross paths with “do you use Liz Earle?” Because I feel like some women are missing out! Love it!
Date published: 2019-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If this were gin I would drink it...... I love this tonic!! Like many of you who might be reading this, I have used lots of different toners over the years, some of which have really irritated my skin due to the alcohol content. This product does exactly what it says on the tin, alcohol free and non drying. I always look forward to using the tonic after I have cleansed and polished. No bad skin reactions or dryness just a lovely fragrance which leaves you feeling as though you have been in a salon. It is by far the best toner I have ever used and as I say, if it were gin, I would drink it.
Date published: 2019-04-30
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Have you changed the formula of the instant boost skin tonic recently? It now smells entirety different and has an unpleasant odour, not the lovely refreshing smell it always has done.

Asked by: Anoniow
We really value your feedback and thought you’d like to hear some good news… our original, much-loved Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic formula is back, alongside the classic twist-up cap bottle. It’s now available to buy here:
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-06-15

My spritzer bottle has stopped working, it no longer mists, just sprays. I’ve tried cleaning/re-charging it. Any ideas on how to restore that lovely mist ??

Asked by: Joey50
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we have discontinued our Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer so unable to replace this for you, the only suggestion we can make would be to try rinsing the nozzle and spray tip with warm water to see if that helps. Sorry we could not be any further assistance. – The Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-03-15

Why has the spritzer been discontinued? It used to wake me up and I loved the fresh scent. I had bought a few and so only realised I can't get any more. Any plans to bring it back?

Asked by: MillieMoo2
Hi, unfortunately we have decided to discontinue our Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic Spritzer 200ml. The main reason being that the packaging is not as sustainable as it could be, so until we can find a more sustainable solution we are removing our spritzer bottles from sale. In the meantime, you can still purchase our alcohol-free hydrating tonic in the regular 200ml bottle. If you still have your old spritzer bottle we recommend refilling and re-using it, once you have washed and dried it thoroughly. Hope this helps. – The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-12-15

On the how to use, it gives the advice for using the bottle not the spritzer. Therefore, if you spray directly onto the face, do you tap or rub on the face

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. Our Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer is identical to the original Instant Boost Skin Tonic, the only difference is the packaging. The spritzer simply allows a variety of ways to apply the product onto your skin. You can either apply the Instant Boost Skin Tonic on a piece of cotton wool or simply spritz it onto the face. You do not need to wipe off any residue as applying the moisturiser whilst the skin is still damp with the tonic will help the moisturiser be absorbed. I do hope this information helps. – The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-06-16

Can the instant boost skin tonic be used on a cotton wool pad and put on the eyes as an eye mask

Asked by: Shenderson
Hello, we would recommend applying a 50p amount of Instant Boost Skin Tonic onto a cotton pad and sweep gently over the face and neck or apply directly onto your skin avoiding your eye area. If you would like to apply a compress on your eyes we would recommend our Eyebright Soothing Eye Cleanser; which is a gentle, herbal cleanser which soothes and refreshes tired, puffy eyes and removes light make-up. Apply Eyebright to cotton wool pads before sweeping over eyelids to refresh and wake up eyes. For a revitalising, soothing compress, soak two cotton wool pads in Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion, place over eyes and relax for 5-10 minutes. You can read more about it here: Hope this helps. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-06-02

Can you refill the spritzer bottle? I have the twist cap pourable one right now but would prefer a spritz

Asked by: Jess83
Interesting answer from Liz Earle considering the QVC rep advises refilling it! Now the spritzer has been discontinued are there no plans to bring back the spritzer bottle? Again on QVC both reps (Caroline and Sarah) have said in the past to put it in your hands yet, another answer from Liz Earle themselves advises against this and to purchase the spritzer bottle, hmmm not possible if its discontinued???
Answered by: MissTick
Date published: 2021-04-21

applying the tonic

rather than applying this with cotton wool pads could you place some in your hands and apply to the face that way? I have used the spritzer.
Asked by: herdy
Thank you for you for contacting us. We would recommend applying our Instant Boost Skin Tonic with cotton wool or cotton pad if you have the twist top bottle. Putting the product in your hands and applying this to your face would create a lot of waste and be very messy. If you prefer to apply this directly to the face, we'd recommend that you stick with the spritz version. We hope this helps - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2019-09-07

Can I skip this part in the skin routine?

I've been using the cleanse and polish for a while now and it leaves my dry/ sensitive skin feeling lovely and clean. Although when I go onto the next step, the tonic it makes my skin even more dry/sensitive and the moisturiser cannot calm it down and I find I have to keep applying more moisturiser on through out the day. I was wondering if I can skip this part of the routine or if you have any advice for my skin routine.
Asked by: Lovely
Hello, thank you for your review! Instant Boost Skin Tonic is formulated to soothe and hydrate your skin, so if you find that it's making your skin more dry and sensitive, it sounds as if it isn't suitable for you, sadly. All of our formulations are made as mild and gentle as possible and all products are assessed and approved by independent safety experts prior to placing them on the market. However, we are aware that any individual can react to even the most natural of ingredients in the same way as we all can to certain foodstuffs. Please be assured that we have a lovely returns policy when shopping with us directly (via our website or Customer Centre) - if you're ever unhappy with a product and would like to return this within 14 days of receiving your order, please do get in contact and we'd be happy to help. You can contact us directly at or on 0800 413318. If we can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us! - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2019-07-29
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