Circadia by Dr Pugliese

Circadia was founded by the world renowned, and globally recognized, Dr. Peter T. Pugliese. Dr. Pugliese was the first physician of his caliber to dedicate decades of research to understanding the skin and its ability to deliver clinical and relevant information on product development.

Prior to the launch of Circadia in 2001, Dr. Pugliese spent 30 years developing and manufacturing products for major brands in the industry.

He also conducted the first clinical study on Copper peptide, topical Vitamin E and Beta Glucan, advancing our industry to where we are today. Dr. Pugliese is a world-renowned author of aesthetics textbooks including Advanced Professional Skincare Medical Edition, The Physiology of the Skin editions I, II, III and conducted numerous clinical studies, dedicating his life to the advancements in skin health, formulary achievements and education of skin physiology.

Dr. Pugliese has won nearly every award given by The Society of Cosmetic Chemists, including the highest honor and recognition of the Maison De Navarro Award for his technical contributions to cosmetic chemistry.

Committed to bringing you the latest technology in skin science through education and innovative product development!

Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E. CEO, has become an inspirational leader in product development and has also been recognized as an internationally distinguished educator. He has expanded Circadia’s global reach and distribution into more than 30 countries worldwide.

Circadia professional skincare is based on the skin and body’s natural Circadian rhythms. Chronobiology, the biology of time, is based on the principles of defending skin from damage during the day, and stimulating repair during sleep, and is at the core of our concept. Circadia has been a pioneer in bringing the concept of Circadian rhythms to the health and wellness industry.

Circadia’s formulations combine pure botanicals, stem cell technology, second generation vitamins, and innovative peptide development to achieve optimal skin health and beauty. The Circadia Collection offers unique treatment options such as chemical peel alternatives, innovative delivery systems and patented ingredient technology exclusive to Circadia resulted in documented performance. Our concept allows us to deliver science and nature in perfect rhythm.

Need more information? Contact us

    Dr. Pugliese was the first practicing physician to bring the science of skin to the esthetician with his ground-breaking textbook, Advanced Professional Skin Care, published in 1990. Dr. Pugliese provided skin care specialists with new illustrations, accurate medical terminology and introduced the fundamentals of cosmetic chemistry. The popularity of Dr. Pugliese’s scientific articles made him the most sought-after speaker in the skin care industry. As the new millennium began, new discoveries in skin science and the use of active raw materials led Dr. Pugliese to rewrite and re-illustrate his original textbook, and Advanced Professional Skin Care, Medical Edition was published in 2006.

    Physiology of the Skin is a compilation of Dr. Pugliese’s articles published in SKIN INC magazine, which has expanded over 20 years into three editions. The series has been used by educators, practitioners and manufacturers as the most informative topical reference book in the world.  Circadia’s continued commitment to education is demonstrated through scientific seminars, manufacturer’s classes and frequent editorial contributions in trade publications. Michael Q. Pugliese, BS, LE, and his grandfather, Dr. Pugliese, often appear together on the podium lecturing on skin physiology and ingredient science. Their original presentations are usually standing-room-only and often attended by the most recognizable names in the industry.

    Circadia periodically hosts intensive education events at their facility in the picturesque landscape of rural Pennsylvania. Limited to sixteen attendees, the four-day Cosmetic Chemistry Course provides a high level of insight into how ingredients work and how products are made. Attendees use laboratory equipment, tour the Circadia manufacturing facility, and formulate their own customized treatment product to take home.

    Dr Peter Pugliese

    Peter T. Pugliese, MD practiced family medicine before dedicating over 40 years to the science of skin and aging. He is the author of many publications, including the 2005 landmark text, Advanced Professional Skin Care, Medical Edition. He is considered to be the most honored and beloved educator in the professional skin care industry, both in the United States and abroad.

    Michael Q. Pugliese

    Michael Q. Pugliese, BS, LE became the third-generation CEO of Circadia by Dr.Pugliese, Inc. in 2006. Under Michael’s leadership, the Circadia brand has grownto achieve international recognition and distribution. He is a licensed esthetician,a member of the Societ of Cosmetic Chemists and regularly attends their educationevents to stay on the cutting edge of new product develoment. Michael’scompelling original lectures honor the tenets of modern skin science discoveredby his grandfather, and adds today’s application of that information in an everchanging business and scientific environment.


    SWiCH™ Dermal Rejuvenation System gives the skincare practitioner a treatment that performs beyond the results achievable with non-surgical peels.