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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.
Was £16.50 , is £11.55
(£0.06 per ml)
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All skin types
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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic
Was £16.50 , is £11.55
(£0.06 per ml)
200ml 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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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), 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 4 out of 5 by from Great skin tonic I have used instant boost skin tonic for years and absolutely love it. Was not happy when they changed the fragrance and the bottle, I am really pleased they have now brought the original one back even though it is more expensive,
Date published: 2022-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silky smooth I wish this cream had been around years ago! I have extremely dry sensitive skin and have suffered with eczema for lots of years. After having used only half a tub of this cream my skin is much improved. It’s less dry n much less itchy. I’ll certainly continue to use this cream and look forward to much smoother silky skin. It has a lively smell too!
Date published: 2022-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels calming and cooling Lovely to use, firm favourite of mine. Found this skin tonic to be the best one I’ve ever used.
Date published: 2022-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the Same Instant Boost Skin Tonic used to be great & refreshing but there has been a change to an ingredient & now it leaves a sticky film on your face. Left me feeling disappointed.
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sadly not the same Been using this product for over 25 years and this is sadly something I won't be using anymore. It's foamy/soapy and leaves my skin very dry.
Date published: 2022-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same formula! Not only have you changed the packaging, which is horrible, you’ve changed the formula. It used to smell divine and leave my skin refreshed and toned. It now has no aroma and leaves a soapy and sticky residue on my skin. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’m now looking for a new toner. To say I’m shocked and disappointed, is an understatement.
Date published: 2022-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful and refreshing I have used this for several years along with the Clense and Polish It keeps my skin feeling fresh and healthy
Date published: 2022-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ruined a previously great product! I've been using the Skin Tonic for years and have always thought it was the best around. That is, until I bought the latest 'improved' version. What a total waste of money and massive disappointment. I actually took it back as I could only assume that it was defective as it feels like mildly soapy water instead of refreshing and invigorating as the original version did. Unfortunately I was told that this is how it now is. Well Liz Earle, you have now lost a previously very loyal customer. Why mess up a product that was working so well?!
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different formula!! Having been using for years and have noticed that the formula has changed!! It leaves a soapy/bubbly residual!! Does not smell as good as it use to!! Please change it back.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing I like to use this tonic as a face spritz when it's hot - it's sooo refreshing and cooling
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have! I have been using the Instant Boost Tonic for many years and absolutely love this product. It is the hero of my skin routine so I stockpile it, just in case I misjudge how much I have left! I could not be without it.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer service I bought a replacement for my previous old shape bottle . I have ultra sensitive skin and most products make my face bright red - this does not , it’s very gentle and my skin feels so clean and smooth after using . I was disappointed in the new bottle design as the skin tonic dribbles out rather than dropping neatly onto a cotton pad , and I emailed the company to ask if they tested their bottles on customers when they changed them ( the old design was much better ) . I didn’t expect a reply - I did however get a lovely email from Emily and a new bottle of skin tonic in the old style bottle - most unexpected and very welcome . 5 stars for customer service
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the same as it used to be sadly Love all Liz Earle products & loved Skin Tonic until the formula was changed. It’s still nice, but not as soothing & pleasant to use, more like scented water to be honest. I hate being negative but it’s just my opinion, still love Liz Earle & will always recommend ❤️
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely product - shame about the packaging This is one of my absolute favourite skincare products. I just wish Liz Earle would use packaging that is kinder to the environment.
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the same Has the formula of this tonic changed It used to smell so lovely Bought sone recently but dosent seem the same So disappointed
Date published: 2022-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for sensitive skin I have used this toner for ages now & since the plastic bottle top has changed it has broken on more than one occasion. This never happened when it was the old bottle & top. Shame because the previous design was much better. Overall a good product just shame about the bottle & top.
Date published: 2022-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I always use the instant boost skin tonic. It makes my skin feel refreshed .
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product As I mentioned in "Reveiw Title" great product but bottle needs re-design regarding delivery of product.
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and refreshing I use this skin tonic each day after cleansing. It is light and refreshing and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I would recommend this product as part of your daily routine.
Date published: 2022-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Skin Care I am delighted that I am now using the skin tonic as well as cleanse and polish to complete my routine. My skin looks and feels amazing now and to top it all it the products smell gorgeous.
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great skin food Have used skin tonic for over twenty years after using cleanse and polish. Leaves skin soft and refreshed and i wouldnt be without it
Date published: 2022-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love this I have used this product for years and just love it
Date published: 2022-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Something not quite right! What’s happened?! I’d just finished an old style bottle of the skin tonics and loved it. I am really disappointed with the new version. I’m glad a previous reviewer has said it feels “soapy”. I thought I’d gone completely mad!! I’ve never come across a toner that has this consistency. Leaves a very unpleasant residue on my skin. I feel awful, but unfortunately I have a bottle going to waste!
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing This feels like a completely different product with a strange smell and feels like an inferior product. I assume it is just cheaper ingredients?I will not be buying it again similar to the change in the face cream. I now use a different brand.
Date published: 2022-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as good as the original formula. I have used this product for years and loved it. The change to the new formulas leaves my skin feeling sticky and dry. It really isn't nice.
Date published: 2022-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New packaging is terrible I have used this product for many years. I do still like the product but the new bottle is awful. Too much product comes out and is them wasted. The lid is flimsy broke on the first outing! I am now decanting it into something else. I really wish I had kept an old empty bottle to reuse.
Date published: 2022-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin Tonic A dear friend introduced me to Liz Earle as a birthday gift……….and she was right!!!! It is awesome!! The toner feels so refreshing & the face creams are so soothing!! If you are undecided give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!!
Date published: 2022-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product really boosts my skin I always use a skin tonic after cleansing and this skin tonic is the best for me. It really makes my skin feel refreshed. I've been been using it for many years. Wouldn't use anything else
Date published: 2022-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from False 5 star ratings for new formula Like the majority of your regular users of Instant Boost Skin Tonic I cannot use the new formula. It is sticky and not pleasant at all. The reviews both on qvc (at least 23 dissatisfied customers) and many more on your own review page. You are recording 5 stars for the ORIGINAL FORMULA and not the product you now sell. You have lost so many Faithfull longstanding customers with the new formula. Will you be listening to us and revert back to the original product. Failing that you need to look at your star system for this formula. I sincerely hope you can revert back to the original.
Date published: 2022-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have used Instant Boost Skin Tonic for quite a few years now and have always been pleased with the effects of it and the way it makes my skin feel after cleansing and before moisturising.
Date published: 2022-05-21
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Have used this for years, can you please tell me why it now comes in a spray bottle ,I didn't order it as such and it is very wasteful, as far as website is concerned I ordered bottles as shown

Asked by: Lily Kent
I love the spritzer bottles especially in summer. Are these coming out again? 
Answered by: Nadders
Date published: 2022-08-02

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
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

I would also like to know whether LE is doing anything about the change in formula given all the negative reviews. It doesn’t look like anything has progressed in the last 2 months when you said you were working on a solution ….

Asked by: Jones92
It beats me WHY they just can’t go back to the Original formula. That’s what we all want … I don’t use Liz Earle at all now , as so much has been changed , in my opinion, not in a good way . Wouldn’t have happened if Liz still owned the company !! 
Answered by: Pixie57
Date published: 2022-06-06

is the product suitable for teenage acne? is the product non-comedogenic? how often should I use the product?

Asked by: mmmauve
Original formula would have been great but not the new formula as it now tacky, foamy and stinging on the skin. 
Answered by: KeepSmiling
Date published: 2022-04-07

Why can’t I buy the pump action version of face wash, I really don’t like the squeezy tube. Fortunately I am still able to buy it n a high street store. 

Asked by: MoJo2
Thank you for your question. Our Cleanse & Polish is still available in a pump, you can find it here: . We hope this information is helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact our customer centre team on 01983 813913 if we can be of any further assistance. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-05-03

Most disappointed by the change in formulation of your skin tonic, but even more disappointed that the change is not highlighted on website, which is unethical considering your target customers. Please explain why not. (& cf John Lewis website).

Asked by: jr12
Thank you or your question. We can confirm that we have replaced the synthetic PEGs in both our Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Eyebright Soothing Eye Cleanser 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. You may find our blog about PEGS’s and the changes we are making an interesting read: 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. We’d like to share our sincerest apologies with you, as we recognise that these changes have affected your product experience, and that we should have communicated them more clearly. We have listened to your feedback and we are now working on a solution for this as quickly as possible. If you have any other questions or if there is anything else we can help with, please call our customer centre team on 01983 813913. – The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-02-16

Is anyone at Liz Earle reading all these negative reviews of IBST and the reviews on QVC?  Will you be considering changing back to formula with PEGs and listening to your loyal customers?  I would love to hear from you.

Asked by: Joolo
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. Please rest assured that we in the customer centre team collate and feedback all feedback from our customers, both positive and negative. We have been trying to make improvements to the products you love and we acknowledge this has resulted in a change to the sensorial experience of Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic. We understand how important this product experience is to you, and we are working on a solution for this. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-21

What's happened to this previously reliable product? I've been this on my rosacea prone skin for 15 years with no problems. New formula has irritated my skin & made my eyes sore. Please give us the option of the old formula!

Asked by: GHarris
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. We are very sorry to hear you have experienced a reaction. All of our formulations are made to be as mild and gentle as possible and all products are assessed and approved by independent safety experts prior to placing them on the market. While our recent update to replace PEGs with plant-based alternatives is intended to make the formulation gentler for the majority of our customers, we are aware that every individual is different, and some people can react to ingredients that are gentle for most people, in the same way that some individuals have specific food intolerances. Please do email us at and include the batch code of the product which can be found on the base, for example - U1234A, and where this was purchased. We look forward to hearing from you. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-21
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