Building a sustainable future starts with transparent practices. Elate ingredients are carefully chosen for efficacy and sustainability. Our ethical supply chain means we prioritize people and the planet, and balance performance with purpose.
Evening Primrose Oil
Bamboo Stem Extract
Rice Bran Wax
Empty, clean, mail, repeat
We believe we’re each responsible for the waste we create—and that includes every foundation, mascara and lipstick we make at Elate. We've partnered with PACT to ensure all of our packaging is recycled responsibly. Simply love your Elate, empty it, clean it and mail it- or return it to any participating in-store location.
Our ingredients are about 75% organic. We strive to make our ingredients as organic as possible but will always choose fair trade over organic if we are unable to have both. It is important to us that every person involved in the making of our cosmetics is treated ethically and fairly.
We work closely with a green certified, fair trade manufacturer in China - where the bamboo is water processed and never chemically treated.
As bamboo is more readily available within Asia, we believe it is more climate-friendly (or sustainable) to have our products assembled where it is harvested, and then shipped to us.
Our bamboo supplier was carefully selected based on their FSC Certification. The Forest Stewardship Council Certification is a rigorous process, which includes an individual assessment and yearly audits.
We use a vegan-based carnauba wax that is derived for the leaves of the Copernicia prunifera tree.
Different from the palm grown and harvested in South East Asia, this powder is extracted from the leaves of the tree and does not require the tree to be brought down. Some ingredients, such as Stearic Acid, are also palm based and are supplied by RSPO certified suppliers who are regularly audited. You can learn more about the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil here.
All Elate packaging is elligible to be returned to us for proper recycling and disposal. Just clean your empty containers and send them back to us, we'll take care of the rest.
Yes, we offer sample kits of all of our foundation and concealers so that you can find the perfect shade before committing. Our sample options can be found on our Sample Kits page here, and will come packaged in recyclable/reusable aluminum tins. If you are unsure of your matching shade, we encourage you to purchase a sample size before committing to a full size product.
I love using this blush and the old design would last me months before needing a new one. I just got the new one, so we will see if it lasts as long.
Thank you for taking the time to post this review, Savannah. We are thrilled you enjoyed our Blush Balm and hope you love your new one just as much!
Firstly let me say, i love Elate products so it's not easy to leave a bad review. This is the 2nd time I've purchased this blusher, hoping that the issue with the first one was just a one off but sadly that's not the case. The blusher is so lumpy and has these hard bits in it, so when I apply it to my face i'm constantly having to pick the bits off which is really frustrating and not worth the hassle.
Hi Emily, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on our Blush Balm with us! While we are thrilled that you love your other Elate products, we are sorry that your experience using your Blush Balm was less than perfect. Our team would love to give you a store credit for your Blush Balm. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we process that for you ❤️
Elate is such an excellent brand. It checks all of the boxes for me, and that has become a rarity. Small, female owned, family business. Canadian. Ethical. Sustainability at the heart of everything they do. Oh, and the products are beautiful and the quality is fantastic! I absolutely adore the creme blush in Pinch - and the wonder hilighter and use them religiously. I have an entire face of Elate on in this photo.
Thank you so much for your review, Sarah! We are honoured to be included in your beauty ritual and are thrilled that you love our products! Your kind words mean the world to us. ❤️
Bliss Balm - Wonder
This is not a universal highlight. In person, it's much darker, almost like a bronzer for a pale person like me. It's so greasy, it's just an oil slick on my cheekbones even an hour later, but not much pigment going on. Deciding if it's worth the space in my palette. Will stick with the highlighter pencil in Pearl in the future.
Hi Bridget, Thank you for taking the time to review our Wonder Blush Balm. We are sorry that the shade and formula did not work for you. The Gleam EyeColour Pencil you mentioned works beautifully as a highlighter. If you would also like to try something that is not creme-based, we highly recommend our Dew Blush Powder!
Blush Balm - Love
I much preferred the previous formula. This one is too greasy, too sheer, and too orange. I think I will make it work but will not repurchase.
Thank you for your review, Bridget. We appreciate your feedback on our Blush Balm formula!