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Japanese Women Are Paying For Terrifying Snail Facials Now

A snail facial is exactly what it sounds like: Snails. On your face.

1. The treatment is called the “celeb escargot” beauty treatment course and it’s being offered by a salon in Tokyo.

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2. According to Japanese culture blog, Rocket News, The Ci:zMedical Group is the only one offering it so far.

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3. The thought process behind the treatment is that the slime the snails secrete as they slide across your face is supposed to contain “anti-aging” properties.

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4. The whole thing costs about $240 and has been described as “sticky” and “ticklish.”

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