Snail Facials Are Sliding Into Spas

snail facialI often call myself an open-minded, guinea pig. I’ll happily give any new treatment, tool, or product a shot to see if it lives up to claims, especially when it comes to beauty and spa innovations. One new service gaining traction in the media lately made me second-guess my open-mindedness. It’s called a snail facial and the treatment is true to its name. The shelled mollusks slide across a client’s face, leaving slime that is said to contains protein, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to slough off dead skin cells and rejuvenate the complexion. The slimy service popped up first in Tokyo and has slipped over to the United Kingdom. Simply Divine in Meeting Lane offers a snail facial (£50, 20 minutes) with escargot specially farmed for the treatment and has pleased clients.

Personally, I’d prefer snails to stay in the garden and not on my face, for now at least. Would your clients go for escargot?

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