At an altitude of about 7,000 feet, Mexico City can be pretty damaging to your skin with low oxygen levels. Throw in the city life (eh, pollution) and your face is a total victim. To completely rehydrate and invigorate, I stopped by the new St Regis, Mexico City to try out the much-hyped Aztecan Regenerating Facial. This facial uses the Comfort Zone Hydramemory Mask, a truly hydrating product known to reinforce hydration and vitality.

The regenerating facial treatment was a total experience, including paraffin for the feet, mask, scalp treatment and several steps in the facial (including an oxygen blast) but it was the Comfort Zone Hydramemory Mask that stood out. The product is chockfull of hydrating ingredients, which felt velvety and smooth on my face, and I'm pretty sure was responsible for the immediate results I felt afterward.

One of the top ingredients is capric triglyceride, which is an excellent method of oxidation stability. The emollient penetrates quickly and is great as a solvent for vitamins and actives. It blended perfectly with the trehalose, one of the key ingredients in the mask. Trehalose (found in desert succulent called Selaginella, often called the resurrection plant) is a sugar rich in hydrophilic properties, binding water molecules within the epidermic tissue and protecting the skin. Its moisture-retaining capacity is quite impressive, providing mucho hydration, which obviously is important when changing environmental conditions (not to mention being in an altitude this high!). There's also evening primrose oil, which is helpful with treating skin disorders and has a wide range of healing powers. So not only are you treating the parched skin, you're protecting it and serving skin problems, like skin discoloration and anti-aging problems (which tie in with sagging, dry and rough skin).

Comfort Zone Hydramemory Mask is a truly hydrating mask that can be used after long flights, really dry areas or simply for super dry skin. There are other great ingredients to help rehydrate and soften, including rice bran oil and jojoba seed oil. All in all, a great treatment and a great mask from one of the leading Italian skincare brands today.

Hydramemory Mask

Water, Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isodecyl Oleate, C12-15, Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Dicaprylyl Ether, Rice Bran Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Silanetriol Trehalose Ether,  Isostearyl Avocadate, Evening Primrose Oil, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, C30-45, Alkyl Methicone, C30-45 Olefin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Gycerides Citrate, Sodium Hyularonate, Benzophenone-4, Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Disodium EDTA, Cl 42090, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenol, Methylpropional, Fragrance