Latest Beauty Trend in Japan: Snail Facials

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Latest Beauty Trend in Japan: Snail Facials
Sun 21-07-2013

It looks like Japanese women are willing to try anything in the name of beauty.

Women who want to remove dead skin and clean their pores or roll back the years are now trying the snail facial!

Manami Takamura, a spokeswoman for Tokyo-based beauty salon Ci:z.Labo, explains: "Slime from snails helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sun burn and moisturize it," she said as she placed 3 snails on a woman’s face. "In this way, you can have %100 pure snail essence directly on the skin."

Snail slime is believed to have an anti-ageing effect on human skin, and some cosmetics are already sold with essence of escargot.

As part of the salon’s "Celebrity Escargot Course", customers will get 5 minutes of snail therapy, along with massage and other facial treatments.
The snails alone cost 10,500 yen (Around Dh389/ $105).