Review: Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Morning all!

We have a joint review for you today as we’ve both purchased Liz Earle’s Instant Boost Skin Tonic.

We are both big fans of the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and couldn’t resist picking up the skin tonic when it was on offer with the cleanser.


The Skin Tonic is a non drying toner that refreshes, soothes and brightens your skin all in one swipe.
It is alcohol free and extremely gentle on the skin. This surprised me as it is floral scented which often means that I won’t like it and it will cause my skin to break out but it didn’t.

You can buy this skin tonic in the 200ml bottle like we both have or in a spritz bottle so that you can spray it onto your face throughout the day as and when you need it.


The tonic contains multiple components to soothe the skin including aloe vera, chamomile, calendula and cucumber. It also contains essential oils such as geranium, lavender and sweet orange to restore and revive your spirits.

The instructions state to use the skin tonic morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturising as is with most toners.

As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of toner it was a surprise to me that i enjoyed using it. As i have oily skin i was worried that it may react but it didn’t, although I now save it for my evening routine as I prefer to use another in the morning.

I can’t say that it has dramatically improved my skin but it smells gorgeous and is an extra step in ensuring my make up and any traces of cleanser are removed which is always welcome.

This costs £13.25 for the 200ml bottle but you can get the spritzer version for £13.50.

Have you tried the Skin Tonic? What is your favourite Liz Earle product?

I can’t help but comment on the design of the bottle….the twisting up of the lid to get the product out looks far too much like a nipple! Whatever happened to having a flip top lid and pouring out the amount of product necessary?!

L xxx


I’m the opposite of L and absolutely love a toner. I’m totally addicted to Lush A Breath of Fresh air and have now got my brother hooked on it too. As I love cleanse and polish I was excited to try a more high end toner.

I love toner and the always use it. It makes my skin feel better and for me I find I break out of I don’t use a toner. After loving cleanse and polish so much I did expect really good things from this toner. For me though I found it was just ok. I don’t find it does anything better than my Lush one does. I do prefer the scent of this one and it does make my skin feel slightly better.

I think I’d prefer to have picked up the spritz bottle as the lazy person in me can’t always be bothered to get cotton wool when I’m in bed. It does have a refreshing scent and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight which is always a good thing.

I probably wouldn’t pick it up again but that’s purely because I’m addicted to my Lush one and have been for 3 years now,

Love M


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