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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.
eyecolour pencil friendly
I really appreciate the weight of the sharpener + the portability and find it useful on both non-Elate and Elate products :) worthy
We appreciate that you took the time to review our Pencil Sharpener! Having a good sharpener can make any beauty ritual run smoothly and we are so glad that ours can perfectly sharpen any pencil in your collection.
works great with Elate products!
I've used this to sharpen both an Elate eyeliner (with the smaller sharpener ) and an Elate lip liner (with the wider sharpener) and both sides performed well! I was worried that the makeup inside the pencils may break off during sharpening because I have experienced that with other makeup brands, but everything held up nicely. I did notice that a lot of leftover makeup "shavings" get left behind after sharpening, so sharpening different shades of pencils could be an issue. I was able to remove most of the leftover makeup with a Q-tip, but I don't have other shades of pencils to test if any color transfer/mixing occurs. After looking on other websites, it seems that other brands prevent this issue by using a design with a wider opening between the blades and the base, or they including a little cleaning tool.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Jessica! It is wonderful to hear that this sharpener left your two different-sized pencils nice and sharp. We also really appreciate your suggestions on ways we can make our sharpener better. We are looking forward to seeing what other products you add to your sustainable beauty collection!