Whenever you add a new product to your skincare routine, it’s inevitable that it will take time to see results. But sometimes we don’t want to wait months on end to finally find out if it's really working or not, which is why Amazon shoppers have been raving about the Eclat Vitamin C Face Serum, £7.75 here (was £11.99), which they said improved their complexions in just one week.

If you’re new to Vitamin C, the ingredient is known to be one of the most effective and powerful antioxidants and helps to protect your skin from environmental aggressors, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reducing discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

Eclat's Vitamin C Serum helps brighten skin in one week

If all that sounds right up your street, the Eclat serum is definitely going to be a new beauty bag must-have for you. Whilst most serums use a diluted version of vitamin C derivatives, the Eclat skin-brightening serum uses 3-O ethyl ascorbic acid which works much quicker whilst still being safe for your skin.

Although many vitamin C-based products are known for being quite harsh, especially on sensitive skin, Eclat’s serum has been dermatologically tested on all skin types and tones, and uses naturally-derived ingredients for a gentle formula that also happens to be cruelty-free and vegan.

It contains a whole host of other anti-ageing botanical ingredients which help boost your skin’s cell regeneration, and hyaluronic acid to lock in and boost hydration. The addition of aloe vera helps to reduce irritation and keep your skin calm, whilst the vitamin E protects and strengthens your skin’s natural barrier.

The serum helps reduce the signs of ageing and even out skin texture

The serum has a lightweight consistency that soaks into your skin quickly, leaving your skin looking brighter and more radiant just a few days after adding it to your routine. One reviewer said: “I've been using it for a week or so and I can feel and see the difference, so much so that friends are asking what I use!”

Another added: “I’ve been using this for about a week and I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin. I have red marks which are old spots that take months to go. In just a week I’ve noticed a massive difference.”

Others agreed, saying: “Definitely has brightened my complexion within a week” and “I have tired eyes and people are always telling me how tired I look because of the creases underneath them. Within a week of applying this serum morning and night, I honestly feel there’s a difference. Very happy.”

Shoppers have been raving about how quickly it improved their skin

It is worth noting that the serum also contains retinol, which should be introduced slowly to your skincare routine. If you’ve never used on before, it’s typically advised that you begin by using it once a week and gradually increase use over time to allow your skin time to adjust.

If you’re looking for something that has all the same brightening and anti-ageing effects without the risk of any irritation, Scarlett Johansson’s sensitive skin-friendly night cream gives retinol-like results while you sleep. The Outset’s Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream, £43.20 here (was £54), improves the look of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles just like a retinol, but instead of irritating delicate skin, it leaves it feeling soft and hydrated instead.

The creamy formula includes niacinamide to brighten your skin as well as bakuchiol, which minimises the discolouration caused by hyperpigmentation.It also contains evening primrose oil, which adds a protective layer to your skin to keep it safe from environmental aggressors whilst boosting hydration.

Say goodbye dull, tired-looking skin and get ready to embrace a whole new youthful glow – your complexion will thank you for it.

By Editor