You might not have thought it could get much weirder than placenta face creams and bull sperm hair treatments but there’s something new on the market.

This is popular in Thailand but now spas around the world are using snails in an attempt to keep their customers looking young. Their mucus contains an active mix of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and proteins. These all help to keep the skin moisturised, smooth out any inflammations and clean away any dead skin cells.

The father of medicine as a profession, Hippocrates, recommended using crushed snails for damaged skin so maybe he was right after all.