As a Beauty Therapist I offer facials. But a Japanese beauty salon is offering facials with a difference: they use snails! The snails are placed on the cheeks of the customer and are then allowed to move freely around the face.
Tokyo-based beauty salon says that the slime left by snails has an anti-ageing effect on skin. It helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sunburn and moisturises it. The hours treatment – costing 160 pounds - leaves you with 100% pure snail essence on your skin.
The treatment is followed by massages and masks using creams containing snail mucus. Sayaka Ito, who has already had the treatment, said: "You can feel the snails moving on your face. At first, it is surprising, but it's actually rather nice. "My skin really does feel smooth and moist."
I don't fancy it myself, maybe you do?