There are a few brands that just seem to be universally loved by shoppers. And despite having steep price tags, the likes of Elemis, Elizabeth Arden and Murad come out on top of wish lists. One brand in particular, however, seems to be racking up more glowing 5-star reviews than any other: Medik8.

With science-backed formulas made to target some of our biggest skin concerns ranging from dark spots to fine lines and wrinkles, the brand's buys fly off shelves – and it's easy to see why. So, in the name of science and time-saving, we've done some digging to find the very best Medik8 buys that consistently get rave reviews from shoppers.

From a retinal that reduces wrinkles to a vitamin C that transforms dull skin in a matter of days, here are the top products from the brand's line-up for you to add to your skincare regime…

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3, £49 here

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3

Infused with a punchy vitamin A derivative, and formulated with 0.03% of a stabilised retinal, this wrinkle-busting serum lightly resurfaces the skin to promote a smoother-looking complexion with a glass-like luminosity. It also packs a blend of hydrating heroes including hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin E.

One LookFantastic shopper says: "LOVE this product I honestly don’t think I could live without this now, it’s worth every single penny. I have been using it for 8 weeks now and have noticed a reduction in fine lines around my eyes."

Super saving: Crystal Retinal Age-Defying Collection, was £95, now £76 here for the retinal eye and serum bundle.

Medik8 Advanced Night Restore, £59 here

Medik8 Advanced Night Restore

Powered by the brand’s antioxidant-rich midnight repair complex, which blends dragon fruit extract, saskatoon berry and a cell-repairing peptide, the night-time treatment helps to strengthen the natural skin barrier while you sleep. It's also designed to be used alongside your retinol (or vitamin A serum) to ensure flaking is minimised.

One LookFantastic shopper says: "Paired with the Retinal and toner, this moisturiser is an absolute must. Noticeable difference in no time!"

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense, £59 here

Medik8 Hydr8 B5

The brand's best-selling original hyaluronic acid serum has been supercharged into this boosted formula, which packs the same plumping and moisturising powers but has an added triple-action hydration booster to recharge the skin’s internal moisture source. Use daily, or twice daily, for best results.

One LookFantastic shopper says: "You can actually -feel- this working. I use it as my first serum after I wash my face and it’s amazing. I use it AM and PM – AM before the C serum and topped off with Peptide serum (all same brand) and then my moisturiser. My skin gets compliments."

Medik8 C-Tetra Serum, £39 here

Medik8 C-Tetra Serum

Vitamins C and E make this serum a must-have for those with dull skin and pigmentation. The light formula makes it perfect for everyday use, and the serum sinks past the defensive lipid barrier and deep into the skin for extra protection against sun and pollution-induced damage.

One CultBeauty shopper says: "I have struggled to find a vitamin C serum/cream that didn’t make my skin greasy or cause breakouts but I decided to give this a try. The formula is so lightweight, absorbs well into skin and you need just 5 or so drops so a little goes a long way. I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my otherwise dull skin."

Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye 3, £42 here

Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye

The matching eye treatment to the retinal face serum, this brightens and lifts the delicate undereye area for a smooth appearance. You can also shop it in three strengths that allow you to progress up the retinal ladder – with 3 being the introductory strength and 10 being the most punchy.

One CultBeauty shopper says: "I absolutely love this eye cream, I’ve recommended it so many people! I’ve been using it long enough now to see real results; my eye area is so much smoother and my fine lines have almost gone. It doesn’t cause any irritation with my eyes, with no dryness or redness. Nice and gentle but really effective."

By Editor