Book Courses
Snail Facials: The Story Behind the Escarglow

Snail Facials: The Story Behind the Escarglow

Now we have seen our fair share of odd cosmetic procedures. From “Bull Semen Hair Conditioner” to fish pedicures but even we had to hide a gasp at this new trend…

Snail facials

Picture of Snail Facial (Source The Guardian)

In the heart of Chiang Mai sits a salon, this salon only homes one treatment for its clients, snail facials.

Known (only until doing research were we made aware…) for their anti-aging benefits, the snails helix aspera muller glycoconjugates (we call it mucus) contains nutrients and antioxidants.

The Snail Facial Treatment…

The treatment involves placing snails on your skin. They are then left to roam around and are only nudged when they go off course.  The treatment lasts for 40 minutes and beauty-goers are told the results are gradual resulting in firmer and softer skin.

As they become accustomed to their new surface they leave behind a trail of mucus. This is something they do when they are stressed. Mixed into the skin, the mucus is said to heal wounds, scars and leave skin glowing.

Before we go any further, please do not go into your garden and stick a snail on your face expecting to look 10 years younger.

Snail facial farm

Luc Champeyroux, co-owner of the snail spa in Chiang Mai inside his snail farm.

These snails are “special snails”. Kept on an organic farm within the clinic and fed only the finest chemical free fruit and veg. They are then handpicked for their starring  moment.

While the treatment itself has only appeared within the last few years. The multi use of snails have been apparent since ancient Greece. With remedies made up to cure skin infections. The french have also developed numerous creams and lotions from these slimy friends in order to achieve a brighter glow, or shall we say “Escarglow”.

The trends stems further than Thailand with Japan, Russia, China and our very own London opening up their own Snail Spas to name a few.

We look forward to seeing how far this treatment progresses. In the meantime, I think we’ll stick to our scientifically proven Neostrata range of skincare products!

Alternative treatments to get that glow

If you’re looking for that Summer glow, but aren’t brave enough to try the Snail facial then we have some great alternatives here at Cosmetic Courses:

  • Microdermabrasion – a deep exfoliating treatment to clear out pores
  • Facial skin peels – a rejuvenating treatment that removes the top layer of dry skin
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy – an intensive treatment that’s completely natural stimulating collagen production

For more information on these treatments please visit our model page. As a model at Cosmetic Courses you have access to the latest skin treatments and products, with the top 300 aesthetic practitioners in the UK but for a fraction of the high street cost. 

Register as a cosmetic model today or call our friendly team to find out more.

Quick Enquiry

Call us on 01844 390110 or send an enquiry:

Your Feedback


Latest Blog Updates

Cosmetic Courses are now an Allergan Appointed Training Provider | May 16, 2019

Cosmetic Courses are delighted to announce they are working with Allergan and are now Allergan’s first appointed training provider for medical aesthetics. Established in 2002, Cosmetic Courses is the longest established training provider for Botox and Dermal filler training. With the demand for Botox and Dermal Filler treatments increasing Cosmetic Courses ethos is experience, quality […]

Cosmetic Courses 3rd annual conference Speakers confirmed | May 8, 2019

Cosmetic Courses 3rd Annual conference is back for a 3rd year running. The one day conference will comprise workshops, seminars and live demonstrations all by leading experts within the aesthetics industry. The programme will be delivered by the following industry experts. Time Session Speaker 9.00 – 9.15 Welcome speech Mr Adrian Richards Clinical Director Cosmetic […]

Latest Awards


Our Clinical Director, Mr Adrian Richards has been named one of the 'Top 100 Most Influential Cosmetic Doctors' by RealSelf website.


Winners of Best Training Programme at the prestigious My Face My Body Awards, recognising excellence in the Aesthetic Industry.

Lets Keep in Touch

Submit your details below and we'll email you, from time to time, with industry news and training information.

Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.