Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Medical innovations do not move at a snail’s pace. But sometimes, simple ages-old organic-based procedures gain popularity. Applying mollusks to the face leaves a mucus slime that contains proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which help skin retain moisture and reduce inflammation. Clients can travel to Japan for this treatment, or skip the airfare and purchase a product that contains snail secretions—and also avoid picking up potential parasites that live snails carry.”
Snail Facials Use Slime for Anti-Aging Skin Care

CBSNews.com  June 17, 2013