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Univar Solutions Beauty and Personal Care is your smart choice for ingredient expertise, product innovation, and distribution. We’re also poised to help our customers solve everyday challenges. Our team of technical professionals establishes consultative partnerships in research and development with our customers, providing expertise throughout the product development process, from concept through production and commercialization.

Local Expertise with Global Status

Univar is a leading global distributor with a vast global network that customers can tap into for a broad range of innovative offerings—from distribution and logistics capabilities to technical and business solutions (for example, product formulation and laboratory services). Univar’s network offers simplicity, giving international partners the option of a single point of contact, while our network of country-based contacts ensures that your business can be dealt with locally, on the ground.

New Product Development

Univar’s technical specialists create new cosmetic products using ingredients from our extensive personal care portfolio such as silicones, rheology modifiers, botanicals and film formers.

Creative Concept Development

From Univar’s Toronto personal care laboratory, our technical experts develop innovative trend-based kits. These help our customers understand the functional qualities and tangible benefits that our products offer.


Univar is committed to the success of our customers and supplier/partners by providing value-added products and services that consistently meet requirements and ensuring that we comply with our certification standards (ISO 9001; 14001; BRC and RDC Responsible Distribution 2013 code of practice). Univar is fully licensed to import active pharmaceutical ingredients such as UV filters.

As a responsible chemical distributor, Univar Canada takes our regulatory responsibility very seriously. We make every effort to ensure that the products we sell are compliant as per Canadian regulations. Access to regulatory resources and knowledge from our regulatory group allows us to provide our customers with regulatory guidance and support, which in turn ensures that they meet their regulatory obligations.

For introducing new products into the market, our regulatory checks include but are not limited to the following:

  • New Substance Notification Regulations
  • WHMIS2015
  • TDGR


ChemCare® is a value-added service offered by Univar for the management of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste material. Our portfolio of diverse services provides sustainable, turnkey solutions that conform to applicable environmental regulations.

Our extensive network of licensed receiving facilities and transportation partners across North America provides our customers a competitive, comprehensive solution for the treatment and disposal of their waste material.

Services and Capabilities

  • Waste removal & disposal services (bulk liquids, drums, totes)
  • Waste diversion/recycling/re-use/carbon footprint reduction
  • Closed-loop solvent recycling and re-certification
  • Tank cleaning, high-pressure power washing, confined space entry
  • Own/operate a Licensed Waste Transfer Station (Univar Weston – 64 Arrow Road)
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Government registration assistance (HWIN)
  • Lab pack services (inventory preparation, chemical segregation, packaging/labeling per TDG regulations)
View our detailed products catalogue.