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.
The product is beautiful, blends and looks great on cheeks, eyes and lips. However, it doesn’t last long. On my dry skin and my fast paced physically active job, it usually lasts an hour. The texture is not consistent and needs to be improved. Overall, I think it’s good for people with dry skin and more stationary careers. Savvy is the colour I got. I am between c1 and n1 depending on coverage and brand and it looks like a cross between a blush, bronzer and highlighter on me if that helps anyone.
Thank you for your review, S! We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback. While we are happy you love the product itself, it sounds like our Blush Powder may be a better option for your beauty ritual. If you like Savvy, we recommend trying the Blush Powder shade Brave.
I was hesitant after reading past reviews of the shade “Love” but this was a great consistency and formula. Beautiful color. Use brush for best application.
Thank you for reviewing our Blush Balm in the shade Love! We recommend trying this product as a lip and creme eye colour if you haven't already. It has great versatility!
This colour is beautiful!! Adds nice, elegant colour to my cheeks. Absolutely love it!!
Thank you for your review, Kristen! We are so happy that our Blush Balm is the perfect shade for you and your beauty rituals. ❤️
Sad the formula seems to have changed.
The color of “Love” is very pretty, but it seems the formula has changed. Little hard balls in the formula, which is now very oily. I received one in the Summer and thought perhaps it had separated from the intense heat, during delivery. I just received another, in the cold, Winter months, and it’s the same. The balls in the formula don’t blend in, and instead I have to pick them off. Unfortunately I won’t be reordering.
Thank you for your review, Becky. While we are glad you like the shade, we are sorry that the formulation did not work for you. We are happy to offer a credit for your Blush Balm. Please get in touch with email@example.com so we can set that up! ❤️
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!