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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 £17.50 , is £12.25
(£0.06 per ml)
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All skin types
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Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic
Was £17.50 , is £12.25
(£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 £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 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed with change. I bought a couple of bottles for my sister (who lives abroad) as she loves this toner. Unfortunately I purchased the round bottles which were slightly cheaper not reusing that the formulation had changed.. Very disappointed, the lovely fragrance that I expected was missing, and it just didn't seem the same. Didn't have enough time to exchange.. Was disappointed, but happy to know the old formula and bottle is coming back according to the little insert explaining. Why mess with what is good is my question..
Date published: 2023-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products I had to share this..I love Liz Earle products , I had a problem ( Nothing to do with the products I might add) and I must say the level of customer service is second to none! My problem was sorted and resolved In no time ..Great customer service as well as Great Products . Well done and Thank you
Date published: 2023-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as it was I don’t think liz Earle products are as good as they used to be. This certainly doesn’t smell as heavenly as it used to. I think I will buy a different toner from now on rather than continue with this. The mist toner by Tropic is gorgeous.
Date published: 2023-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin feels great! This is another quality product of Liz Earle. Love it
Date published: 2023-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin Tonic I was lucky to receive this as a present originally and I fell in love with the products so I have bought more for myself and my daughter ! It’s amazing and cleaning off any dirt off my skin and is so gentle and leaves me feeling clean and fresh. My skin has been so much softer for using this ! My daughter is suffering from acne and she’s found it’s been helping her skin too and has calmed down the aggravation from her flare ups . Totally recommend!
Date published: 2022-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful product I love this product I've used it for years and lots of other liz earle products over 20 years now my granddaughter uses them too always loved them great for our skin thanks
Date published: 2022-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Essential product Never without it ! Always thoroughly cleans my skin of any residue after cleansing and before moisturising, also I use first thing in the morning too.☺
Date published: 2022-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin boost I have been using skin boost for years. And I can’t be without it . Highly recommend.
Date published: 2022-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Product I have been using this product for several years and have been very pleased with it
Date published: 2022-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daily Boost I have been using this wonderful product for a few years now, love the aroma - wouldn't be without it!
Date published: 2022-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice toner I actually like this toner and wasn’t expecting to after reading the reviews. It smells quite gentle a bit like a baby product. Nice shaped bottle too though which is another reason I wanted to try this one. Apparently though you are going back to the previous shape and ingredients.
Date published: 2022-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same as original! I bought this in the outlet assuming it was the same skin tonic as the one in the rectangular bottle. It's not. It kind of foams when I use it. I looked at the ingredients and they are slightly different to the original. Shouldn't be called the same product as it's misleading.
Date published: 2022-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't like this version Do not like the new version as makes my skin feel greasy. Don't like the flip lid as always breaks.
Date published: 2022-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have had this product for 2weeks very good product
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Product I first had this product as a sample but really liked how it made my skin feel so had to buy more!
Date published: 2022-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely smell I’ve been using this product since it first came out, nearly 30years ago !! Safe to say I love it
Date published: 2022-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Have been purchasing instant boost tonic from its conception. Many have commented that they prefer the original formula, I like this product it suits my skin
Date published: 2022-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Brand That Listens To Its Customers! I came on here months ago complaining that Liz Earle changed their toner formula, I also saw many other customers say the same and to my surprise I went to my local Boots the other week and saw the at they had apparently brought back the old formula… and they have!!! I had to come back on here to say thank you Liz Earle for listening to your customers, the old amazing toner is back and in the old twist cap bottle too!
Date published: 2022-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing tonic I have been using this Skin Tonic for years, applied after Cleanse & Polish and before my moisturiser. It refreshes the skin and feels good. I also use it as a spritzer in the heat, when a quick spray is instantly cooling. It is an invaluable part of my skin care regime.
Date published: 2022-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just love it! Love this product! Always have done since the day I tried it many years ago! It’s a good start to my skin regime, and if I ever forget to use it my skin feels different!
Date published: 2022-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous product I bought this because it’s the only one I will use.
Date published: 2022-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy return So please you listened to your long term customers, who pleaded for the original product and packaging to be reintroduced. Thank you.
Date published: 2022-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No longer refreshing No longer refreshing and feeling cool on my face now that you have taken out the rose scented geranium and natural source vitamin e
Date published: 2022-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the new bottle top I'm not aware of any loss of quality with the new cylinder style, but I certainly prefer the new bottles as you can take the tops off - useful when you want to decant back in from the little 50ml bottles after a weekend away. Perfect!
Date published: 2022-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best toner I've been using this toner for about 10 years. It's the best one I've ever used. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2022-08-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have used this for many years and loved it. Just started using the new formulation- it’s awful. Sticky and feels like egg white on my skin. The new moisturizer smells like unwashed feet. Liz Earle seems to have lost the plot- I won’t be buying any more!
Date published: 2022-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So clean and fresh Love it! Use the Instant Boost Skin Tonic every day, morning and night. Bought recently at a good discount so topped up.
Date published: 2022-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Have used this product for a number of years .Helps to keep my skin nice and soft .Would highly recommend
Date published: 2022-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An old favourite! I've been using Instant Boost for many years. I just love the way it makes my skin feel after cleansing. Gorgeous fragrance and I'm so pleased you've gone back to the old style bottles, much handier to use.
Date published: 2022-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle tonic Have been advised in the past not to use skin tonic as too drying for my sometimes dehydrated skin - but this is not the case with LE. It adds a layer of moisture and never feels tight or drying - makes a perfect base for my skincare regime. As a bonus it smells lovely and us god value as lasts ages.
Date published: 2022-07-31
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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: 2022-09-01

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: 2022-08-10

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: 2022-06-12

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: 2022-06-12

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: 2022-06-12
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