Fancy getting a facial from a snail?

15 July 2013


You might think it sounds like that horrible scene from Star Trek: The Wrath Of Kahn, where Ricardo Montelban puts a slug in that fella's brains, but apparently, over in Japan, people can pay someone to put snails all over their face.

All in the name of beauty of course.

Starting today, women who want rid of dead skin, clear pores or generally a more sputum filled face, can treat themselves to a snail facial.

Manami Takamura, an employee of the Tokyo-based beauty salon Ci:z.Labo, thinks it is all just wonderful and that everyone should have molluscs on their head.

She said: "Slime from snails helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sunburn and moisturise it. In this way, you can have 100 per cent pure snail essence directly on the skin."

This is all part of the salon’s ‘Celebrity Escargot Course’ and, for a hour, it'll cost you £161. As well as letting snails wander around on your face, you'll also get a series of massages, masks and electrical pulse machines using creams infused with snail mucus, just to make sure your skin is fully penetrated by these creeping turds.

TOPICS:   Cool Stuff   Travel


  • My M.
    Your Mum left a snail trail on my face
  • Jed T.
    Penn & Teller had this on Bullshit! as a test ridiculous treatment to see how far people were willing to go if an expert said it was good.
  • fibbingarchie
    So we've got fish giving pedicures, snails giving facials, whats next?...badgers giving blowjobs?
  • WaNkY h.
    I can't wait for foxes to give us bumjobs.
  • High M.
    Thanks for sharing such a fastidious thought, post is nice, thats why i have read it fully

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