Snail Facials?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Snail Facials?
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 3:10pm

All I can say is, eww!  

And here's something that's absolutely way, way, over the line: A new skincare craze in which live snails crawl on your face. For the privilege of having that nightmare happen to you, you'd pay close to $250.

We say, no thanks! But it's all the rage at a Tokyo spa that offers its clientele the opportunity to have snails crawl all around their visages and leave behind mucous secretions that are (allegedly) filled with proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid that boost moisture, reduce inflammation and remove dead skin. (The Telegraph even sent a reporter to give it a try).

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While I occasionally enjoy a good facial, this totally grosses me out.  Would you consider having one?