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Zephyr Skin Serenity Maintenance Ampoule


Zephyr combines the qualities of a mask, serum, moisturizer and spot treatment to provide profound relief for acne-prone and irritated skins. Gentle enough for pre-teens to use, but concentrated and active enough to deserve being categorized as an “ampoule” – aka super-serum.


4.64 out of 5

The concept:

It’s as potent as a k-beauty ampoule (what is an “ampoule”? It’s a term in k-beauty for a serum that’s super-concentrated), but gentle as a face mist. It has ingredients usually found in moisturizers and ingredients usually found in masks.

A potent yet very gentle anti-acne product that functions as a:

Moisturizer (lovely oils, butters and a beautifully ooey-gooey hydric moisture complex.)

Serum (17!!! anti-acne actives) and…

A mask (there’s just enough Zinc Oxide in there that it leaves a protective veil, yet it is feather light and quick to disappear into the skin.

Initially concepted for a pre-teen, so it’s extremely gentle, but also absolutely packed full of Nature’s acne fighters in just the right concentrations to support (not overwhelm) tender skin.

As powerful as Illumina but gentler and easier to use. It has basically ALL the actives from Illumina (except the exfoliants) AND we’ve added ingredients to reduce the specific type of inflammation caused by p.acnes bacteria, as well as ingredients to strengthen skin cells so they don’t rupture and spread bacteria as easily.

Same ingredients as Illumina:

Saw Palmetto – mitigates hormone activity in the skin

Herbal Complex – targets bacterial biofilms, mediates inflammatory markers present with acne inflammation specifically

Vitamin C (SAP) – clinical studies show an effectiveness comparable to retinol

Ingredients not found in Illumina but that are fantastic and gentle for acne include:

Zinc Oxide – anti-redness and swelling

Resveratrol – antioxidant and decreases hormonal acne

Niacinamide – supports skin’s own healing efforts

Allantoin – highly anti-inflammatory

Bisabolol – strengthens skin cell walls

BAKUCHIOL – a phyto-compound derived from the babchi plant that safely and without irritation offers the same benefits as retinol from increasing collagen quality to encouraging more rapid skin cell turnover.


Size: 30ml


Water, Zinc Oxide, Tucuma Butter, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Meadowsweet Extract, Gluconodeltalactone, Bakuchiol, Saw Palmetto Extract, Allantoin, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Bisabolol, Resveratrol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate, Myrtle Oil, Manuka Oil, Blue Tansy Oil, Rose Absolute, Lemongrass Oil


Apply sparingly to clean skin. Avoid excessive exfoliant use when using this product as it contains ingredients to encourage cellular turnover. Apply with other serums, after cleansing and toning and before heavier moisturizers and oils. Apply up to twice a day. For best results, apply in the evening, as skin heals best overnight.

  1. 5 out of 5

    I didn’t really know what to expect with this one, but the dang reviews got my heart all excited and I wanted to put it on my face. In the past I have had to chill out with the exfoliating too much with products that were too harsh so I this seemed like it would be great for my skin/needs. As with most Moss/L4B creations I was happily surprised with it’s effectiveness. I had redness around my nose that extended a bit to my smile like area as well as some little white bumps on my chin. I was using only Mende and this so i could get an idea of how it performed on it’s own. It helped with both my concerns and gave me this really pretty glow that I’m a big fan of. The red parts by the smile lines didn’t look so angry and those little bumps actually came to a head for the first time since they appeared. I am still working to find a balance with exfoliants, this helped me to not go overboard 😉

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received this in the sample size and I wasn’t sure if I would use it because I don’t usually have breakouts. However, I broke out in a rash/hives on my chin and right cheek the other day and after trying allergy medication with no luck, I figured I’d try this to see if it did anything. Overnight, the bumps disappeared. Obviously, this shouldn’t stop you from going to the doctor if you have hives, but it made a huge difference for me. I’ll keep this in the rotation because it’s quite healing for my skin.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Zephyr has became part of my night time skincare routine and I used along with Soiree. It helped with clearing up acne and reducing inflammation. You don’t need to use a lot, just a pump or 2 will be enough. Sometimes I used Zephyr as a spot treatment. When I got those deep and painful ones, I applied a thin layer on those spots and waited to absorb into the skin, then I repeated the same step for the second time. I have found it very effective and this product works wonders.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Zephyr totally exceeded my expectations! I’ve been using it mostly as a spot treatment, and it even lovely in the daytime under and over makeup. It’s also been the perfect product for my teens… gentle but effective!

  5. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been using Zephyr as a part of my daily routine to treat white heads around my nose. I’ve seen a dramatic reduction in breakouts and my skin is no longer sore to the touch!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been completely surprised and elated at the effectiveness of Zephyr on my skin. I have tried so many products in the past and Zephyr has been the only one to give true results. My breakouts have been reduced by 90%, and when a new one wants to pop up Zephyr starts to clear it immediately. It does not irritate my skin. I use it daily along with Soiree and Potenci. I love it!

  7. 4 out of 5

    I’ve been using zephyr for the last week and can say for certain it is effective in clearing acne. I realize that’s bold and I understand skin needs 28 days at least to fully turn over, but I had a severely inflamed, persistent, painful breakout that want going anywhere any time soon. I started to use zephyr and by day 4 things were shrinking, flattening, and healing. I will say I’ve been using Illumina for as well for several months now and I feel like that works really well for my deep cystic acne around my jaw due to excess androgens. The breakout zephyr has been helping to heal was inflamed pustules around my mouth/chin – more likely due to excess estrogen/eating dairy when I know I shouldn’t..

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I like mixing Zephyr with Soiree on clean skin a.m. and p.m. prior to other moss products and it’s great! Zephyr is very gentle in my opinion compared to Illumina but if I’m in the mood for extra exfoliating/unclogging, I’ll skip Zephyr and go with Illumina on clean skin instead. Like with all moss products – no irritation for my fairly picky skin.

  9. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I really wanted to love this because Illumina is a bit too irritating for my skin but I couldn’t get past the grainy texture (although it does fully absorb). My skin also didn’t feel well moisturized after application.

    • Our improved process has resulted in a zero-grit texture, so hope you’ll give it another try! While this offers some moisture, it is a serum weight, and should not be relied on as the sole moisturizer. We recommend using Potentci over Zephyr to get the deeper hydration you are craving!

  10. 5 out of 5

    I started using Zephyr when it was part of the L4B and love the feel of it on my skin. It definitely has a nice matte finish that also moisturizes at the same time. I struggle with some hormonal acne and Zephyr has really helped to clear that up around my chin and jaw area. Highly recommend.

  11. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I started using Zephyr when it was part of the L4B and have gone on to purchase a full size bottle once it entered the moss lineup. Prior to Zephyr, I was a wholly committed to Illumina as my only treatment step and Illumina has worked wonders for my skin. I have found Zephyr to be as effective as Illumina but with the added bonus of getting some bakuchiol into my routine. The reason I give Zephyr 4 stars instead of 5 is because I don’t love the texture of the serum. It’s very thin and has a very, very slight grittiness to it that isn’t my favorite. The product rubs in quickly and completely, but the initial skin feel takes away from the experience a slight bit to me. I will continue to use it, but I alternate nights with Illumina.

    • Thanks for the review! You’ll be glad to know we’ve changed our process so there is no more grittiness. (For those wondering what the “grittiness” was, it was teeny flecks of tucuma butter, which did melt on contact with the skin. But current batches have a zero-grit improved texture, no formula change, just a process change. 🙂

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