Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic - Review

Friday, June 24, 2011
Today, I will be reviewing Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination Skin. 

Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic 

Source - Website

What Liz Earle claims about Instant Skin boost Tonic : 

This heavenly floral-scented, non-drying toner refreshes, soothes and brightens your skin. Gentle and alcohol-free, it also adds a fine layer of moisture. 

Pour onto a cotton wool pad and sweep over face and neck after using Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Alternatively spritz over face and body to revitalise at any time.

Naturally active ingredients include organic aloe vera to revitalise and soften and calendula, chamomile, cucumber and natural source vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin. 

Suitable for all skin types 

How to use : 
Instant Boost Skin Tonic is the essential second stage of your daily regime:

Moisten a cotton wool pad and sweep over face and neck every morning and night after cleansing with Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser or using one of our special treatment masks. Whether your skin is dehydrated, oily, dull or congested, the nourishing and brightening botanicals will help to leave your skin feeling soft and looking fresh for longer. It also primes your skin perfectly for your choice of Liz Earle Moisturiser.

Alternatively spritz over face and body to revitalise at any time. The fine mist can even be used over make-up.

  • Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) - The gel found in this cactus-like plant’s fat juicy fronds contain active ingredients to help cool, soothe and soften the skin. Aloe vera has been used for more than 6000 years to treat a variety of skin ailments, including sunburn, blisters and burns.
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol) - This antioxidant helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun’s radiation. We only use premium natural-source vitamin E which is up to three times more potent than the synthetic variety.
  • Calendula Extract (Calendula officinalis) - This cheerful plant more commonly known as marigold has a long history of use in traditional medicine. An extract produced from the plant has a calming, soothing effect on the skin.
  • Chamomile Essential Oil/Extract (Anthemis nobilis) - This herb takes its name from the Greek kamai (ground) and melon (apple) because of the sweet apple-like fragrance it releases when trodden on. The essential oil is considered a gentle oil by aromatherapists and medical herbalists have used chamomile for soothing the skin for centuries.
  • Hops Extract (Humulus lupulus) - This herbal extract comes from the pinecone-like fruit of the hop plant and has astringent and toning properties.
  • Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativus) - Cucumber contains traces of useful nutrients, including potassium, silicon and sulphur. Traditionally used as a compress this refreshing ingredient is calming and soothing.
  • Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) - These essential oils provide wonderfully uplifting fragrances. Pelargonium odoratissimum has a delicate apple aroma whilst P. graveolens, known as rose-scented geranium has a more powerful rose-like odour. This luxurious oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for its toning and balancing properties.
  • Glycerin - The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration. 
  • D-panthenol  - Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.

 Other Ingredients 

Aqua (water), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Glycerin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Tocopheryl acetate, Parfum (fragrance), Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Linalool, Sodium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide.


200ml bottle: £11.50
200ml spritzer: £11.75
50ml bottle: £4.75
30ml spritzer: £4.75 

Availability - Can be purchased online at Liz Earle

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Skin Boost Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser comprise the Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing for daily use.  

I have already reviewed the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser before. You can read my review here

Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic

My Experience with Instant Skin Boost Tonic

I have used Instant Skin Boost Tonic for a week now and its a good time to review. Let me tell you a bit about my skin. I have a combination skin, with a very oily T-zone and dry cheeks. After washing my face, my cheeks feel really dry and stretchy and I feel the need to moisturize them even in summers. Before using Instant Skin Boost Tonic, I was using rose water as toner, but it did not provide any hydration to my dry skin areas. 

Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic has a very nice and soothing fragrance, which instantly refreshes in hot and humid summers. It gives a nice subtle and healthy glow to face which we all love. It also provides hydration to my dry cheeks and I don't feel the need to use a moisturizer after using this toner. It is alcohol free and wont dry the skin any further, unlike other toners which contain alcohol. Let me list the good and not so good about it now.

The Good about Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic

  • Gives a soft and healthy glow to skin instantly. 
  • Alcohol free and won't dry out skin, unlike toners which make skin dry and stretchy. 
  • Very hydrating and most of the times, I feel like skipping moisturiser after using Instant Skin Boost Tonic.
  • No animal extracts. 
  • Paraben Free 
  • Very soothing and nice fragrance which makes it a must have toners for summers.
  • Does not leave any oily film or residue. 
  • Suitable for all skin types. 
  • I am loving it. :-)
The Not so Good about Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic 
  • I wish it was in a spray bottle. That would have reduced wastage because sometimes, when in a hurry, I tilt the bottle and some of the product is wasted. (But I think my way of using toners is to be entirely blamed here. I don't use cotton balls and take a little amount in my hands and apply on face) 
  • Spray bottle would have been more travel friendly too.
  • Not available in India. 
  • Can be purchased online only.
The Entire Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise Range from Liz Earle.

Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Skin boost Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser (For Normal/Combination Skin) 
Read my review of  Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser here.Review for Skin Repair Moisturiser coming soon. :-)

Thanks to Ms. Andrea of Liz Earle for sending skin care products specially to suit my dry/combination skin. Visit Liz Earle here.
You can also read some more reviews about Instant Skin Boost Tonic here

Products send by Liz Earle for review purposes.Read entire Disclaimer here


Anonymous said...

No Alcohol..this looks like a nice toner. I like.

anamika said...

this is a fab toner and moisturiser and now i am going to stick to liz earle products only :)

Prachi said...

@ Anoushka, alcohol and my dry skin loves it.

Prachi said...

@ Anamika, I have already asked my cousin in UK to get the hot cloth cleanser. Now will have to ask for this too :-P

Sara.H said...

Liz Earle products are amazing! great review. :)

Prachi said...

@ Sara, I am loving all the products in their CTM range

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