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.
Makes me so happy
This pallets makes me so happy. It’s designed very very smart. It can handle your old makeup, the old elate packaging and the new elate packaging - with the open-ended large magnet just stick anything in there and it’s in place. I always had unused Color’s when I buy drug store packages. This concept along with buying individual Color’s cuts down on make up cost (and waste and space) . I also always seem to get broken make up powders when I had cheap drugstore packages and I’m hoping this one will keep it intact and it seems like it will mainly cuz it stays closed tightly. Looks very pretty and I like how I can see my make up.
Thank you for the wonderful review, Claire! We are absolutely elated that our Ritual Palette has been the perfect product to house your makeup. It is amazing to hear that you are also taking full advantage of how customizable your beauty collection can be with the help of this palette! We can't wait to see what else you decide to add to your sustainable beauty collection.
Having this palette has made my early morning make-up routine a breeze! Customized to each season, my already simple routine has been amplified by this gorgeous bamboo palette ♡
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, Mieke! We are so happy that our Medium Bamboo Palette has been the perfect addition to your sustainable beauty collection. Being able to fully customize a palette is so much fun! Thanks for being a part of our Elate Community.
Best for travel
Makes travelling with makeup so much easier! I depotted some makeup I already own and bought some refills from elate to put in this baby and it’s so easy! Love it
Thank you for your review Maxine! We are so glad to hear that our customizable and refillable Bamboo Medium Palette makes travelling a breeze for you! We can't wait to see you again when it's time for a refill!
Routine game changer!
I can’t believe how much of a difference these palettes have made to my routine - having all of my eye colours and brow balm in one place instead if scattered in different containers actually makes it possible to feel like I’m together enough to have a makeup routine! I have one for eye colours and another for foundation/blush etc and they’re perfectly sized for both purposes.
Hi Emily, thanks for another incredible review! It sounds like you're quite the fan of our low waste, refillable palettes, we love hearing all about your sustainable beauty favorites! We can't wait to see you again when you refill your Medium Palette.
I love the idea of less packaging and simply popping what I need in here. The magnet is strong and nothing has moved when I brought it on a road trip. It's perfect size for travel and for my basic every day routine.
Wow, what a fantastic review, Kate! We are thrilled to hear that our refillable bam boo palette Pencil has made a difference in your ethical beauty rituals, and has kept all your favorite products safe. Be sure to leave us more reviews to gain those Beauty Ritualist Points!