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.

Product Portfolio

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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
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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
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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
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INDUSTRY PARTNERS

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  -  Nanovetores  -  Treatt  -  Multiceras  -  Kumar Organics  -  Gobiotics  -  Tate & Lyle  -  ShinEtsu  -  Naolys  -  Expanscience  -  KCI  -  Lantmannen  -  Stearinerie Dubois  -  Sino Lion Cosmetics and Personal Care Product Listing Download Our Personal Care Product List [vc_row][vc_column]

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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.

Industry News

Webinar Series – “No Waste in your Life – No Waste in your Beauty!” – featuring Laboratories Expanscience

Connect & Learn with Quadra Ingredients! Quadra’s Personal Care team is proudly hosting the webinar “No Waste in your Life  – No Waste in your Beauty!” as part of our ongoing Connect and Learn series on Thursday, October 1st @ 1 pm EST.  We will be featuring Laboratories Expanscience, with whom we are proud to … Continued

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Webinar Series – Omya’s latest innovations for skin care and color cosmetics

Connect & Learn with Quadra Ingredients! Quadra’s Personal Care team is proudly hosting the following webinar as part of our ongoing Connect and Learn series on Thursday September 24th @ 1 pm EST.  We will be featuring Omya Consumer Goods, with whom we are proud to strengthen our partnership as they expand into the Canadian … Continued

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Upcoming Events

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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