Snails face: Japan beauty treatment offers slime power
TOKYO (AFP) - Having live snails crawling on your face sounds like the thing of nightmares, but in Japan one company is hoping people will be prepared to pay for it.
Starting Monday, women who want to slough off dead skin, clear their pores or roll back the years can submit themselves to five minutes of molluscs.
"Slime from snails helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sun burn and moisturise it," said Ms Manami Takamura, a spokeswoman for Tokyo-based beauty salon Ci:z.Labo, as she placed three gastropods on a woman's face.
"In this way, you can have 100 percent pure snail essence directly on the skin."