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Snail facials hit the Tokyo beauty scene

18 July 2013 Last updated at 18:50 BST

A Tokyo salon is offering a new kind of facial, using Japanese native snails. It is thought that the mucus from the snails is beneficial to people's skin.

A five-minute session with these one-year-old molluscs will set you back just over $100 (£65).

Baya Cat reports.