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.
Made finding my colour so easy!
Excellent way to try products!
I really wasn't certain if I had a cool, neutral, or warm undertone, so I ordered the light creme concealer to check. CC1 ended up being a perfect match for me, and I am glad I ordered one of these instead of ordering the CN1 as I was planning to. I wish there was one of these for the blush balm too. I also love the tiny containers the samples came in, so I will definitely be reusing them for other things.
Thank you for your review, Aly! We are so happy to hear that you were able to find your perfect shade using our Complexion Sample Kit. Although we do not offer samples of our Blush shades, our team would love to help you choose a shade that works for you! If this interests you, please reach out to us at email@example.com, call/text us at 1-778-745-0294, or book a free video consultation with us.
I was so hesitant about trying out this kit because I felt it was a little pricey, but I am so glad that I did! First, each sample contains a lot more product than I expected. I am able to get like 6 uses out of each sample. I only need a little bit of product and it covers pretty well. It was nice to sample the exact color match for me and to be able to try out the primer. I am medium toned but I ordered light to medium and I am glad I did. Surprisingly the color CN2 was my color match and it appeared like it would be too light for me at first. But the formula seems to melt right into skin, so I don’t think you can go wrong getting a shade lighter than actual skin tone. The formula is amazing!! It’s hydrating, stays on all day, it’s light to medium coverage depending on how much is used and it looks like my skin but better when put on. I love this stuff!
Love this sample concept
It is a great way of finding the perfect shade at a reasonable price. I even allowed myself to buy 2 sample (uplift and refresh) to test the texture and decide which one I prefer. Since then, I've bought a full size foundation and I love it!
We're thrilled that you've been loving your sample kits, Amélie! It's such a great way to find your shade before committing to a full size. Enjoy your new foundation!
Great sample kit
I love the fact you can order the sample kit. That way you can try a few different shades. There was only one shade that worked from this kit and it was UC2. I was told this is the only shade that works with skin that has pink undertones. I found all the other shades way too yellow. I hope Elate can come up with more shades that cater to cool skin with pink undertones like mine. As of right now, I can't even get a concealer to match because I was told no shade would work for me which is disappointing as I need something to cover imperfections and occasional breakouts especially since my wedding is coming up in August. So now I'm forced to look for another product elsewhere.
Thank you for your review, Kasia. We are so glad that you were able to find your perfect shade using our Complexion Sample Kit. For concealer shades, you are so right! We do need more shades. We are always looking to broaden our complexion shades and feedback like this helps us now what kind of shades to introduce!