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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.
(£0.18 per ml)
All skin types
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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic
(£0.18 per ml)
50ml bottle

“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.

We're certified under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Program


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 The best toner ever! I’ve used Liz Earle for years and quite frankly I could not live without this toner. It’s gentle on the skin but works as the powerful ingredients do their job! Just beautiful!
Date published: 2022-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful reformulation The new formulation of this product stung my skin on application and left it feeling dry, whereas the original formulation always felt wonderfully cooling and soothing. Despite having been a customer for many years, the experience of this reformulation, on top of other reformulations and changes, have left me feeling I can no longer trust this company's products on my sensitive skin. Such a shame.
Date published: 2022-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing like the original product I've just used the new formulation skin tonic and I'm afraid that it'll be the last time. I've been using the original product for many years and I loved it but the new version is horrible. My skin was left feeling tight but with a greasy residue of the product left on the surface and I had to rinse it off. A great product has now been ruined.
Date published: 2022-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Just bought 3 bottles from Booths chemist. very disappointed. i have used instant boost for years and was very happy with it, Don't like this new consistency it leaves my face feeling very sticky. do you have any of the old stock left i would really like to exchange
Date published: 2021-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Emulsifies and smells like washing up liquid I was very disappointed to discover that once again LE had reformulated another product. The old toner was lovely and fresh and had a great botanical scent. This formulation smells like washing up liquid and bubbles and emulsifies leaving a weird white residue that you have to wipe away. I've had to throw this away because it was so bad. Total waste of money. Will be switching to another brand unfortunately after being a loyal customer for years.
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Instant boost tonic I am not keen on the new formulation. I wanted to like it as I love all LE other products but it stings and irritates my eyes, and has caused a breakout. The smell is not the same either. The last formulation you could actually double up as a body spritz but I wouldn't do that now
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Keen! I tried this as it was recommended to use after the cleanser. I didn't like the origonal and although this is a bit better I don't really like this much either! I still feel better without it and still get lumpy bumpy skin after using it. Sorry but won't be using this again, I'll just use the cleanser on its own with my moisturiser to follow.
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Bottle Overuse This is my most favourite product of your whole range would be my desert island must have !! However the new bottle & packaging means a lot more instant boost skin tonic comes out onto the cotton wool pad - not as good as the other bottle which allowed you to control how much you used. This means it will be gone quicker (sad face emoji)
Date published: 2021-10-21
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Is this a toner or a micellar water? I'm confused by the presence of a surfectant (decyl glucoside).

Asked by: Charles
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! We can confirm that our Instant Boost Skin Tonic is a toner, and would be the next step after our Cleanse & Polish. I hope this information helps however, if you do require any further assistance, please reach out to our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913 or email – The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-21

The 50ml new look bottle states underneath, ‘new look, same product’, however I have one of the new look bottles in the 200ml size and comparing the ingredients with the old bottle there are clearly 2 new added ingredients listed 3rd and 4th. Not as good.

Asked by: Angi
Hello Thank you for your enquiry. At Liz Earle Beauty, we stay at the forefront of botanical skincare science, so we can continue to bring you the very best solutions from nature. With that in mind we’re proud to announce that we have replaced the synthetic PEGs in our Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic with gentler, certified sustainable plant-based alternatives. We understand that increasingly customers want to use only the most gentle, naturally derived ingredients on their skin. Recently, the safety of PEGs (polyethylene glycol) has come under scrutiny. This is less to do with the PEGs themselves and more to do with the potentially problematic impurities that can be created as by-products when they are synthesised. While many suppliers have updated their processes to eliminate these risks, many customers prefer to avoid PEGs altogether. Please be assured that although we have replaced this synthetic ingredient, the naturally active ingredients within our Instant Boost Skin Tonic remain unchanged, and are included at the same levels as they were previously, so you can continue to expect the same efficacy and great benefits from this product. We hope this helps but please do not hesitate to call our Customer Centre on 0800 413318 if we can be of any further assistance.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-03
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