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Japanese Spa Uses Live Snails in Face Treatment

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A Japanese spa is boasting its newest treatment -- the world's first live snail facial.

As its name suggests, the treatment lets clients relax as the slimy little critters track goo all over their faces; the mollusks' mucus is thought to contain a cocktail of skin-repairing components, according to the U.K. Telegraph.

"Snail slime can help the recovery of skin cells on the face, so we expect the snail facial to help heal damaged skin," said Yoko Minami, sales manager at Clinical Salon, the flagship outlet of Central Toyko's flagship spa Ci:z.Labo.

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