Personal Care

Quadra works closely with our supply partners to identify market trends and provide quality products & services including technical and formulation support.

personal care

Quadra offers a broad range of high quality ingredients to the various sectors of the Personal Care
industry across Canada. Our strong relationships with supply partners enable us to provide competitive
products and services including technical and formulation support. Our in-house Regulatory Team can
provide advice and assistance, and our technical Sales and Marketing Team has the knowledge and
experience to help our customers resolve complex issues which often arise in personal care applications.
As active members of SCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists) and CCTFA (Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Association) we proactively keep up to date on current and emerging trends, as well as technical and regulatory issues which impact the industry.

In this highly specialized sector Quadra has obtained a Drug Establishment License (DEL) for the import
and sale of actives. Our facilities exceed industry standards, are ISO and GDP certified, and comply to
GMP regulations with dedicated state-of-the-art ingredients storage. Combined with our national
infrastructure and logistics expertise, Quadra is proven to deliver value to our customer and supplier
partners.

 

Cosmetics and Personal Care Product Listing

Download Our Personal Care Product List

 

Product Portfolio

Our personal care product portfolio includes:

ACIDULANTS

  • Citric Acid
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Malic Acid

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

  • Anti-Acne
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Dandruff
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Anti-Microbial
  • Antiseptics
  • Brighteners
  • Cell Regeneration
  • Collagen Synthesis
  • Collagen/Elastin Synthesis
  • Depilatory
  • Elasticity
  • Environmental Stress
  • Firmness
  • Hair Curling
  • Hair Thickening
  • Impure Skin
  • Lifting
  • Moisturizing
  • NMF
  • Plumping
  • Prebiotics
  • Scalp Care
  • Sebum Regulators
  • Skin Tone
  • Soothing
  • Tan Accelerator
  • Wound Healing
  • Wrinkle Smoothening

ANTI-CAKING AGENTS

  • Calcium Stearate
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Stearate
  • Zinc Stearate

ANTIOXIDANTS

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Blueberry Oil
  • Magnolol
  • Raspberry Oil
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Tocopherols
  • Vitamin E Acetate

BINDERS

  • Corn Starch
  • Esters
  • Potato Starch
  • Pullulan
  • Wheat Starch

CHELANTS

  • EDTA Salts
  • Glucono-delta-Lactone
  • Na/K Gluconate
  • Sodium Phytate

CONDITIONING AGENTS

  • Inulin
  • Polyquats
  • Silicone Polymers

EMOLLIENTS

  • Butters
  • Essential Oils
  • Esters
  • Lanolin/Lanolin Derivatives
  • Mineral Oil
  • Oils (Marine, Organic, Powders, Vegetable)
  • Petrolatum
  • Silicone Fluids
  • Vegetable Oils (Organic, Powders)

EMULSIFIERS

  • Esters
  • O/W
  • W/O
  • PEG Free
  • Cold Process
  • Silicone/Oil

ESTERS

  • Emollients
  • Emulsifiers
  • Self-Emulsifiers
  • Film Formers
  • Preservative/SPF Boosters (Natural)

EXFOLIANTS

  • Chemical
  • Powders
  • Pumice
  • Scrubs
  • Shells
  • Wax Beads (Natural & Ecocert)

FILM FORMERS

  • Esters
  • Silicones
  • Sodium Hyaluronate Elastomer
  • Pullulan

HUMECTANTS

  • Glycerin
  • Lactic Acid
  • Panthenol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Silicone Polymers
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Sorbitol

PH ADJUSTERS

  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sodium Gluconate
  • Sodium Hydroxide

PRESERVATIVES

  • Benzethonium Chloride
  • Esters
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Glycols
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol/EHG Blends
  • Polylysine
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sodium Benzoate

RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS

  • Acrylates Copolymers
  • Carbomers
  • Fatty Acids
  • Fatty Alcohols
  • Waxes (Natural, Synthetic)

SUN CARE

  • UV Boosting
  • UV Filters (Organic, Inorganic)

SURFACTANTS

  • Amino Acid
  • Amphoteric
  • Anionic
  • Blends
  • Cationic
  • Foam Boosters
  • Nonionic
  • Thickeners

WAXES

  • Beeswax
  • Candelilla
  • Candeuba
  • Carnauba
  • Microcrystalline
  • Ozokerite
  • Petroleum

 

Subindustries / Market Segments

Fragrances & Colour Cosmetics

With a full range of advanced cosmetic active ingredients, delivery systems, and polymers as well as innovation and technical support from our supplier partners, Quadra can help formulators achieve unique performance profiles in all aesthetic colour cosmetics.

Hair Care

Quadra offers a broad range of commodity and specialty product lines such as ‘green’ and alternative products for the hair care industry. Natural Oils and Extracts, Ecocert ®, COSMOS®, and Sulphate-Free ingredients are some of the products in our portfolio, along with technical support and know-how.

Hygiene

Quadra has strong technical knowledge and regulatory support in this highly specialized sector. Our specialty product lines offer alternative products such as anti-microbial agents, bactericides, natural exfoliators and sensory agents.

Skin & Sun Care

If you require ingredients and technical support to achieve hydration, regeneration, anti-aging, soothing, brightening, moisturization, or any other complex skin care challenge, Quadra can help. We have a full line of actives, emulsifiers, stabilizers, emollients, humectants, preservatives, probiotics, and other functional ingredients.

Upcoming Events

March 31, 2020 - April 2, 2020

InCosmetics

Heading into its 31st edition in 2020, in-cosmetics Global is the leading event for personal care ingredients. The exhibition brings together personal care ingredients suppliers (exhibitors) with finished product manufacturers (visitors), each looking to network, learn about future trends, and discover new products. The popularity and success of the event continues to grow year on year. … Continued

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May 5, 2020 - May 6, 2020

NYSCC Suppliers Day

Be sure you have NYSCC SUPPLIERS’ DAY on your calendar: May 5-6, 2020 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where product development and formulation are discussed throughout the programming which kicks-off with the SCC CEP full-day sessions pre-event and continues through ICMAD’s presentation post-event. Programs covering all technical aspects of cosmetic chemistry and personal … Continued

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October 21, 2020 - October 22, 2020

InCosmetic North America 2020

To mark the fifth edition of this boutique event, in-cosmetics North America is getting closer to the region’s personal care market by moving to the industry heartland of New Jersey. This interactive exhibition brings together personal ingredients suppliers (exhibitors) with finished product manufacturers and Indie brands (visitors), each looking to find the makings of their next cosmetic creative at the show. in-cosmetics North America … Continued

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