Wednesday 9 December 2015

Body Soap

Lege Artis is proud to announce availability of our own brand of Body Soaps. We invite you to visit our clinic to find your favourite.
Photo: Ylang-Ylang Goat Milk Body Soap. (c) Lege Artis. 

Our Philosophy

Ecology and Sustainability. Lege Artis Body Soaps represent our wish for environmentally-friendly and biodegradable bath and body products, made with food grade plant derived oils that are farmed and from sustainable growers.

Purity. We strive to achieve the purest formulations without adding artificial fragrances, colorants, detergents and preservatives.

Function. We look for the ingredients that can add a tangible value to as seemingly simple product as a body soap. Our choices are based on extensive scientific data showing beneficial effects of natural ingredients such as pure therapeutic-grade essential oils, natural clays, vitamins as well as natural oils and butters.

All soaps are:
  • GMO Free
  • Gluten Free
  • No Detergents
  • No Surfactants
  • No Sulfates
  • No Preservatives
  • Biodegradable
  • No Animal Testing
Lege Artis soaps are designed and fresh handcrafted in Downtown Toronto, Canada in small batches and currently available only at our clinic. 

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Winter 2015-2016 Schedule update

December 1- Dec 24 - regular hours
Dec 25 -Dec 28 - closed
Dec 29, 30 and 31 - regular hours, Boxing Week Special (Lunch-hour prices all day long)
Jan 1st - closed
Jan 2nd - TBA
Jan 5 th - January 30th - regular hours
February 1st to February 15 th - we will be closed for a 2-week vacation
Feb 16 on - regular hours

Happy Holidays to you all from Lege Artis Team!

December 2015 Specials

This December we created a number of exciting specials to better prepare you for the festive season. Among them:

Seven Tips to Enjoying the Sun Safely

Enjoying the Sun. Photo (c) Lege Artis

Sun UV is the major cause of premature skin aging (which translates into wrinkles, sagging and thinning skin, brown discolouration, redness and broken capillaries). Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most important as well as inexpensive anti-aging and preventative health measures you can do for your skin.
Lots of our clients are planning to take a trip South during the winter. So we decided to compile a few tips on enjoying the sun safely:
  • Protect yourself and your loved ones from direct and reflected UV radiation by wearing a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher during the sunny vacations and in the summer months.
  • The UV radiation is stronger near the equator, at high altitude, near large reflective surfaces (such as water or snow/ice), in the summer and between 10 am and 2 pm. So, it is safer to avoid the direct sun exposure during this hours.
  • Apply the sunscreen liberally, do not skimp. Reapply within 2 hours in order to remain effective.
  • Wear a sunblock labeled "water resistant" if swimming or playing sports (sweating). Always reapply after swimming, sweating, or drying with towels.
  • For ourselves we found particularly useful sunscreen sprays marked "continuous spray" which keep spraying as long as you are pressing the trigger. It also can spray from any angle (you don't have to hold the bottle upright) which is very convenient if you want to apply it yourself on your back or other hard to reach areas of the body. 
  • Since sunscreen should not be applied on or near eyes - good sunglasses are the way to go. For better protection wear dark sunglasses with good surface coverage (to protect the skin around the eyes from premature development of wrinkles and brown spots). According to The American Academy of Ophthalmology, too much exposure to sunlight may increase your risk for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. For more information on how to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays, visit
  • Protect from the direct sun radiation by wearing a good sun hat. The best sun hat would be the one that provides an opaque coverage (not see-through). To test your hat - simply hold it against a light bulb - if you can not see the light shining through, you found a good sun hat. Straw hats let the light through and therefore are useless for sun protection. The best sun hats are also the ones with the widest brim. Baseball caps only cover the centre of the face and do not protect the sides properly.
Since 1996 here at Lege Artis Clinic we have been taking care of skin photo-aging. For more information please visit:

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Good to Know: indoor tanning and skin health - new scientific data.

Tanning bed in use
Photo By Evil Erin ( [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

We noted that there is a common misconception in regards to safety of tanning. For some reasons quite a few clients are convinced that the in-door tanning is somehow safer than exposure to the sun's UV.

In 2012 The British Journal of Medicine published an article on UV which reviewed available data from different studies. Below we highlighted a few important points:

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Spot Mask

Spot Mask - reformulated and now available in 11 colours!

Photo: Lege Artis Spot Mask
Lege Artis Spot Mask

For quite some time we have been working on developing an improved version of a tinted spot treatment for acne prone skin. We developed a formula which we are very excited about as it is:
  • more effective than the old version
  • available now in several skin tone colours (including for dark skin) versus just the two before 
  • preservatives-free
  • fragrance-free
After we received a very positive feedback from our clients, we expanded the colour range, which now includes both warmer and cooler palettes is several shades from light to dark.

Please visit our clinic for your perfect match!

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Hydroquinone-free Skin Brightening and October Specials

Hydroquinone-free Skin Brightening

There is more and more interest in safer, more natural alternatives to hydroquinone. VivierPharma, the manufacturer of SkinTx line of cosmetics, has recently came up with hydroquinone-free Skin Brightening Cream. It is included into SkinTx Skin Brightening System, which contains seven products to provide with a complete daily routine:
  • Foaming Gel Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Serum C12
  • Skin Brightening Cream
  • Exfoliant
  • Retinol SR
  • Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
On our side we combined it with skin brightening clinical procedures, specifically those, which are not associated with any downtime so you can start using Skin Brightening System right away and continue using it in between the procedures.

So, here are some of our October Specials:

$200 OFF Skin Brightening Program - only $445 (reg $645)!

$50 OFF hydroquinone-free SkinTx Skin Brightening System - $445 (reg $495)
+ one Pollogen Neo-Bright Oxy-Geneo treatment FREE ($150 value)

Pollogen Oxy-GENEO + FREE Omnilux Light Therapy!

  • 10% OFF* Pollogen Oxy-GENEO package of 3 treatments + 1 FREE Omnilux Light Therapy session (value up to $99) with the first treatment
  • 10% OFF* Pollogen Oxy-GENEO package of 6 treatments + 3 FREE Omnilux Light Therapy sessions (value up to $297) with the first three treatments
*10% OFF discount does not apply to a Lunch-Hour already discounted price.


Wednesday 15 July 2015

New Success Story: Acne-Prone Skin

We just received a kind permission from one of our clients to publish her before and after photos which demonstrate a dramatic improvement of acne-prone skin.

Tuesday 30 June 2015

July Schedule Update

Please note that our office will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day.

Also, we will be closed for a one week vacation Tuesday, July 7th - Mon July 13th. We will return to our regular hours on Tuesday July 14

Friday 13 February 2015

February Schedule Update

Please note that our office will be closed Sat, Feb 14th - Mon Feb 16th for the long weekend. We will be back to our regular schedule on Tuesday, Feb 17th.

Happy family Day!

Tuesday 13 January 2015

January Specials Update

Winter is here. While not everybody enjoys it, cold weather it has its perks. In fact, it’s the perfect time of year for laser and IPL treatments. During the winter months, when your skin is less exposed to the sunlight it reduces the amount of dark pigment, which absorbs light energy.
Laser and IPL procedures work best on pale skin. That's because majority of lasers and IPL love contrast. Contrast between skin and hair (ideally pale skin and dark hair) increases the efficiency of laser hair removal procedures. Contrast between pigmented spots (sun spots, age spots, freckles) and skin allows to target those spots better with lasers and IPL.
Also, to look best at summer time it make sense to start treatments now, allowing enough time for the results of laser and IPL procedures to reveal themselves.
Keeping that in mind we updated our specials to put more emphasis on laser and IPL treatments:
Laser Hair Removal:
20% OFF with a purchase of 4 sessions

V-beam Laser Therapy:
10% OFF single session
20% OFF with a purchase of 3 sessions

LHE IPL for Acne:
20% OFF with a purchase of a package of 8 LHE IPL Acne Clearance package (2 sessions per week over 4 weeks)

LHE IPL Photo-Rejuvenation:
10% OFF single session
20% OFF package of 3 sessions

For more specials please visit us at

Saturday 3 January 2015

Lumi-Lift is now a part of Lunch-Hour Specials

Lumi-Lift™ is now a part of Lunch-Hour Specials!

45 min - $120 (Reg. $150) Key benefits: advanced anti-aging treatment helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, photo-damage and uneven texture and tone. Leaves skin feeling smooth, firm and healthy. Provides an instant glow and enhanced elasticity.

More info on Lumi-Lift Facial
Lunch-Hour Specials runs on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) 11 am - 2 pm.
More info on Lunch-Hour Specials