ABOUT CIRCADIA

At Circadia, our philosophy of skincare is centered on the body’s circadian rhythms, defending from environmental insult during the day, and stimulating repair mechanisms during sleep. Circadia’s products utilize paraben-free preservative systems, a multitude of cutting edge ingredient technologies and specialty items for comprehensive treatment of aging skin, pigmentation disorders, acne and rosacea. The company also boasts a clinically evaluated moisturizing pillow case which is a exclusive all-night skin care treatment accessory.


Circadia by Dr. Pugliese has a rich history and bright future. Dr. Pugliese, Circadia’s founder, remains a strong, influential voice in the science of aging skin. Michael Pugliese, Circadia’s CEO, has earned a distinguished reputation as a lecturer in skin science and as an innovator in product formulation.

Our Mission

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

About Dr. Pugliese

Dr. Pugliese was recently featured as an industry LEGEND by Dermascope magazine.

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. Click here for Dr. Pugliese’s complete Curriculum Vitae.

Michael Q. Pugliese, LE, grandson of Dr. Pugliese, is CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese and the Circadia Institute of Advanced Esthetics. After working side-by-side with Dr. Pugliese in the lab and on the road for many years, he has become a respected educator world-wide. Michael and Dr. Pugliese take great pride in presenting the latest science for skin care professionals.

The integration of medicine, science and nature is the basis of our fundamental concept for creating functional products to enhance skin health and longevity. Only ingredients that can be proven by science are used in the formulation of Circadia products.

Circadia by Dr. Pugliese has become a global force in the skin care industry, with product distributors throughout the United States as well as Canada, the UK, and New Zealand, Australia, and Mexico. Circadia treatments and retail products are sold exclusively through estheticians and physicians.

About Michael Q. Pugliese, LE

michaelMichael Q. Pugliese, LE, became the third- generation CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, Inc. in 2006. Michael is the son of Patti Pugliese. In a few short years under Michael’s leadership, the Circadia brand has grown to achieve international recognition and distribution, largely through its vigorous support of the American esthetic industry trade shows and magazines.

In the tradition of his grandfather, Michael’s popular product-neutral scientific lectures around the world are often attended by leaders of other professional skin care companies, already fans of the books by Dr. Pugliese. Traveling an average of 40 weeks a year, Michael, michael-img-003at 6’7” in his trademark monogrammed scrubs, is visible as a speaker at shows all over the US, and at the annual esthetic events in Sydney, London, Toronto, Mexico City and Vancouver.

Michael attended the esthetics course in Pennsylvania and is a licensed esthetician. He is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and regularly attends their education events to stay on the cutting edge of new product development.

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