Personal Care

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

Specialized Ingredients and Formulation Support

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.

Product Portfolio

Our personal care product portfolio includes:

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


  • 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


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


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


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


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


  • Inulin
  • Polyquats
  • Silicone Polymers


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


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


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


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


  • Esters
  • Silicones
  • Sodium Hyaluronate Elastomer
  • Pullulan


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


  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sodium Gluconate
  • Sodium Hydroxide


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


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


  • UV Boosting
  • UV Filters (Organic, Inorganic)


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


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


We are proud to partner with some of the world’s best ingredient manufacturers!

Our exclusive distribution ensures the very best in technical support from the product manufacturers.  Some of our key partnerships are with great companies like these:

Arista  –  Schill & Seilacher  –  Protameen  –  Treatt  –  Multiceras  –  Kumar Organics  –  Gobiotics  –  Tate & Lyle  –  ShinEtsu  –  Naolys  –  Expanscience  –  KCI  –  Lantmannen  –  Stearinerie Dubois  –  SNF  –   Sino Lion  –  Omya

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.


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.

Industry News

Nouryon Webinar August 18 – Formulating Dry Shampoos

Join Nouryon’s upcoming Webinar:  Formulating dry shampoo & making them new again with creative, low VOC concepts. Thursday, August 19, 2022 at 9:00AM and 1:00PM EST Join Nouryon’s John DeBlasi, Americas Marketing Manager Home & Personal Care, and Andrew Robertson, Sr. Researcher Personal Care Applications, for the latest dry shampoo trends, growing interest and innovative … Continued

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SNF names Quadra its exclusive Canadian Distributor

  Quadra is proud to represent SNF’s Personal Care Division with their expertise in all applications including skin care, hair care, bath & shower. SNF, headquartered in Andrézieux, France, is a leading global producer of water-soluble polymers designed for all applications in Personal Care. These unique ingredients provide thickening, conditioning or suspending effects, as well … Continued

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New Product Launch – Gobiotics preBIULIN® Oral

Quadra’s partner, Gobiotics, has launched their newest, long awaited product: preBIULIN® ORAL – Precision protection for healthy teeth and a healthy body. preBIULIN® ORAL, derived from chicory and sugar cane, is a synergy of prebiotic polysaccharides supporting oral health. Discover how preBIULIN® ORAL interacts with the oral microbiome and how it shields our teeth and … Continued

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