Would you dare to experience this ‘live snail’ face mask in the name of beauty?

Sure, everyone is conscious of their physical appearance, most especially when it comes to the face. This is because the face of a person is always the first thing that is seen by strangers and people around them.

This is probably why there are people who choose to spend a lot of money on facial care products and services just to make sure that they keep their faces pampered. But, do you know that there is a new innovation in face care routine?

Well, allow us to introduce you to the so called “snail slime face mask” and its reported benefits.

First, let us get to more details about the contents of the snail slime. Snail slime (or its cosmetic name, snail filtrate) is packed with nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, and antimicrobial and copper peptides, all of which are commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial for the skin. These elements help to protect the snail’s skin from damage, infection, dryness and UV rays.

Additionally, snail mucin is best known for its anti-aging properties. It helps to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin, protect skin from free radicals, soothe skin, repair damaged tissues and restore hydration. It can be used to treat dry skin, wrinkles and stretch marks, acne and rosacea, age spots, burns, scars, razor bumps and even flat warts.

In fact, Snail secretion filtrate is widely used in Korean beauty products such as serums, facial masks, moisturizers and fading creams. Most products are actually not as oozy and gooey as you may think. Most of them have a neutral look, smell and texture.

Also, snail spas are quite popular in Thailand, and have reached major beauty-conscious Asian countries such as Japan and Korea. During the spa session, living snails are put on the client’s face and left to slither around. Just like in this recorded video:

So, now that you are aware of the benefits of snail, are you willing to go to a snail spa in the near future?