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TikTok Hails This Korean Serum as ‘Filler In A Bottle’ — It’s Hiding in Plain Sight The Iope Bio-PDRN serum uses the innovative ingredient PDRN to visibly lift and firm the skin.

Korean beauty, or K-beauty as it’s widely known, has taken the skin care world by storm, particularly on TikTok, where beauty enthusiasts share and discover groundbreaking products.

Ashley Mixon, a well-known beauty TikToker and K-beauty devotee, recently spotlighted the Korean brand Iope in a TikTok video. She mentioned that Iope is reputed to be the revolutionary force behind “cushion foundations” and other skincare innovations. The product gaining most attention is the Iope Bio-PDRN Caffeine Face Shot; Mixon describes it as “filler in a bottle,” a “hero product,” and highly “lifting.”

Many users rave about the $50 serum for its ability to smooth skin, improve hormonal acne, reduce fine lines, and even serve as an alternative to Botox and prescription retinoids like Tretinoin. However, dermatologists still advise that no at-home treatment matches the efficacy of professional Botox.

The secret behind these remarkable claims lies in an ingredient known as PDRN, an anti-inflammatory and tissue-repairing compound often injected to enhance skin appearance and firmness. Traditionally, PDRN is derived from salmon sperm cells, but Iope’s version is plant-based, making it entirely vegan.

Besides PDRN, the serum is enriched with niacinamide, a versatile antioxidant praised for its ability to brighten skin and manage redness, and probiotics, which dermatologists affirm can strengthen and maintain skin health.

Additionally, the serum includes caffeine, known for its antioxidant properties. Some studies suggest that topical caffeine applications can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage. “It contains 20,000 ppm of caffeine, which is one-eighteenth the size of collagen, so yes, it does penetrate into the skin!” Mixon told HuffPost via email.

The recommended usage is simple: apply three to four drops after your toner and before creams and moisturizers. According to Mixon, it can be used day or night and blends well with other skincare products and active ingredients.

Fortunately, there’s no need to travel to Korea to get the Bio-PDRN Caffeine Face Shot. It’s available on Amazon and other online retailers, allowing you to experience the much-talked-about benefits firsthand. Below are some user reviews from Soko Glam:

Promising Soko Glam reviews:

“I just turned 41 and let me tell you! I haven’t had Botox in over 8 months because of this serum. I have slight fine lines in my forehead and have gotten Botox 4 times over the last two years to make them disappear. Usually, after 4 months, Botox starts wearing off, but I’m on month 8 and have been using this serum for 6 months, and fine lines are not appearing even slightly like they normally would. I’ve also started applying this to my nasal folds, under my eyes, and crow feet area, and my skin looks much more plumped as if I have collagen filling my face like in my late 20s. This is IT! Even better than the hype Sephora brands and better than Sulwhasoo.” — Brandi

“Ashley [Mixon] recommended this on TikTok. I decided to try it, and I LOVE IT!! I will forever keep this in my skincare lineup. I feel it has helped my fine lines and wrinkles better than a full year of Tretinoin has! Amazing product!!” — Michelle

“This was my first time purchasing this serum, and it was worth every single penny. I turned 30 this year and noticed some slight forehead wrinkles and other fine lines on my face. I started including retinol into my regimen but wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. I was considering Tretinoin (and even Botox!). So, when I saw this, I was immediately intrigued. A retinol substitute? I read up on PDRN injections and saw how good the results were. This is a topical serum, but I figured, why not? The first night I used this, there was a noticeable lift! A few days later, my forehead feels and looks so smooth. This is going to be a repeat product. Next time, I’m going to buy the toner that goes with it!!!” — Malina

“I apply this to my skin every morning and night. It really works and gave my skin a fresh look. It has really helped my skin look lifted and hydrated so much! My skin is smoother, and hormonal breakouts have much decreased. Can’t wait to try more of their products!” — Jessica

Source: HuffPost