Circadia by Dr Pugliese

The Founding Father of US Skin Science.



Circadia is a very unique company, as it is founded by Dr Peter T. Pugliese who is one of the founding fathers' of modern skin science in the USA.

Dr Pugliese was the first doctor to professionally measure the penetration of active ingredients into the skin in the 1970's and also developed several of the first specialised measuring tools that are still used today to measure the efficacy of products in the skin. He is the 'behind the scenes' scientist who many professional have turned to when the going gets tough to reformulate their products, help develop their own highly successful brands with his recommended formulations, or just gain an independant and reliable source of science.

In 2003 he decided to use his accumulated knowledge to develop his own specialized brand and called it Circadia by Dr Pugliese, based on the principles of the Circadian Rhythms for which all creatures upon the earth are infused with in one way or another as part of their survival. To create the best results he has based his philosophy, products, treatments and skin programmes on this principle.

Listen to Dr Pugliuese talk about his early days in medical care before skin care.

Some Key Features and Benefits of the Circadia System;

  • Use of Ingredients that synchronize with Repair Cycles in the Skin and Body.
  • Particularly Strong Professional Treatments
  • Wide selection of Advanced Home Care Products for all Skin Conditions
  • Latest Peptides, Antioxidants, New Vitamin C and Anti-Glycation Technology
  • In-House Laboratory Testing and ISO Certified Factory Production Facilities(GMP)
  • Patented Ingredients Developed by Dr Pugliese(Biomedical Skin Reseracher)
  • Paraben Free, Natural Frgarances and Superior EDC(Effective Dose Concentrations)
  • Pharmaceutical and Reagent Grade Ingredients
  • High Level of Education and Skin Analysis
  • Strongest Physician Formulated Range in USA
  • FDA Compliant Broad Spectrum Sunscreens


Some Awards Dr Pugliese has received;

Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award, The American Society of Cosmetic Chemists Highest Honor, 
Presented in Recognition of Significant Contribution in the Art and Science of Cosmetic Research, 
Most Meritorious Paper, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, New York Chapter, 1988 
Dr. Paul Sewel Award, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, California Chapter, 1986 
Honorable Mention for paper entitled “The Effects of dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate on Ultraviolet 
Light-Induced Epidermis Ornithine Decarboxylase Activity” presented at the Society of Cosmetic 
Chemists Annual Meeting, 1984 
Second Most Meritorious Paper Presented at the International Federated Society of Cosmetic 
Chemists, 1976 * In vivo measurement of enzymes in the skin” 

Dr Pugliese is well ahead of his time with more than 100 published papers on skin science, including specialized publications, the 3rd Edition of 'The Physiology of the Skin' and 'Advanced Professional Skin Care Medical Edition'. He has shaped the industry through his dedication to education and helping, Doctors, Estheticians and Specialists see well beyond the normal realms of skin care.

It is an honor to for us to be associated and trained by his team led by his grandson Michael Pugliese.