Description: Japanese women in search of a more youthful look are turning towards a curious new treatment: snail facials.
The anti-aging regimen, created by the Clinical Salon in Tokyo, Japan, involves cleansing the face and placing live snails on the skin. The creatures are then allowed to roam freely on the person’s face for about an hour, according to Counsel and Heal.
The salon claims that the snails’ mucus contains properties – like power proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid - that help the skin retain moisture, ease inflammation and remove dead skin. The five snails used by the salon are fed an all-organic diet of carrots, Swiss chard, spinach and komatsuna green.