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.
Once I discovered, tried, and fell in love with Elate products I invested in this set of brushes to finish out my collection. They have been invaluable for applying everything like a pro. I've had them for a few years now and they are still in excellent condition. Watch the tutorials on youtube. For me they were invaluable for learning so many great tips.
Thank you for reviewing our Bamboo brushes, Barbara! It is great to hear that they have made a difference in the application of your Elate products. Have you tried our Brush Cleanser yet? It is a gentle cleanser infused with Rosemary + Rose Geranium, which helps keep your brushes clean and significantly lengthens their lifespan. It also smells amazing!
I love this brush set. The brushes are super soft. No complaints about them. I was sad to find the kit did not come with the bamboo canister- I assumed it did because it’s shown in the picture.
Hi Alice! Wow, thank you including Elate Cosmetics in your sustainable beauty rituals!. We are so pleased our vegan and cruelty free Vegan Brush Set has brought you so much joy! We have the Brush Set available with and without the Bamboo Canister, we will work on making it more noticeable.
Wonderful set! Super soft and applies product with ease. I do wish there was a large soft rounded brush for bronzing.
So so soft! I hope they come out with a guide for cleaning them because I want them to last a long time! Amazing brushes