Snail facials new fad at Japanese clinic

Published On: Jul 15 2013 12:24:09 PM EDT

Looking for bizarre beauty treatments? This Tokyo spa has you covered - in snail slime.

The Telegraph reports that Clinical Salon has launched the "snail facial" procedure, in which customers let snails crawl around their face secreting mucus.

The paper explains why this is an appealing procedure for people who are skin-conscious.

"The secreted snail mucus is key to the facial, as it reportedly contains a beauty-boosting cocktail of proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which help skin retain moisture, reduce inflammation and remove dead skin."

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