As much as we may try to deny it, most of us care about our looks. We care what other people think about us when we look at us. We may try to deny it, but admit it, we all want to be hot. In fact, I’d even wager a lot of us fantasize about our immaculate beauty causing hearts to melt and triggering spontaneous swooning as we walk down the street. Amiright?! Guys? You… you guys do that too, right? Don’t try to make me feel like I’m the only one…
AHEM! Anyway, when it comes to beauty, a lot of people go to great lengths to obtain and retain it. It can be costly and even require having to endure surgical procedures, but a lot of people are willing to go through with it.
All in the name of beauty.
Well, what if I told you there was an easier way? Get ready! There’s a new facial treatment coming out of Japan that not only get rid of dead skin cells and helps your face retain its moisture, but heal skin damaged by ultraviolet rays. And all you have to do is lie back, relax, enjoy a massage and let these babies go to work.
The “Celebrity Escargot” treatment, launched this past weekend by the Ci:z.Labo spa in Ebisu, Tokyo, is the hot new way to keep your face looking young and flawless. All you simply do is let them crawl all over your face and work their magic, while you resist the urge to scream, spaz out and run away crying.
Seems simple enough.
How does it work? Well, you know that little slimy mucus the snail discharges it as it crawls around? Well, it’s filled with proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid that work wonders for your skin. Simply put, you’re letting the snail discharge all of its slimy goodness all over your face.
Give’s a whole other meaning to the word “facial”, if you ask me.
I know what you’re thinking. “EW! GROSS! NO WAY!” Right? Let me reassure you. The snails they use at Ci:z.Labo are fed only the finest organic vegetables and stored in clean environments away from the dirt they’re accustomed to crawling around in. Besides, there’s an assistant on hand during the whole process to keep the little guys away from your eyes, nostrils and mouth.
So there! Doesn’t that make you feel a whole lot better? Don’t answer that.
The treatment isn’t only about the snails either. As I said earlier, you get a soothing massage, but the hour-long package also includes facial masks and electrical pulse machines with snail mucus infused creams. The mucus is the key!
If you’re looking to give the treatment a go, the facial costs ¥24,150 (About US$243), plus airfare to Japan, of course.