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.
I really appreciate that Elate sends you not 1, but 3 shades of the shade you ask for. It really helps to be able to compare. I've been using the lighter shade to help brighten the bags under my eyes and think I will continue using the foundation this way. A little goes a long way - more than the 6 full face applications Elate says you can do with each small sample (for me at least). I don't have a large brush so I've been using my fingers and it still goes on smoothly.
I like how trying this before purchasing the bottle is very eco friendly. Tins can be recycle.
Love this idea
I had to try several before finding my shade and this is a great idea to not spend so much on something you are not sure it will be your tone.
This are a great idea.
I bough this before buying anything else. My skin is to sensitive, it has a good amount of product for you to try some 3 times each tin. You can also recycle the tin if you are traveling and don’t want to take the whole bottle of foundation.
I'm able to use 2 of the 3 shades provided and there's quite a bit of product so I'm able to try the shade for a long time before committing to a full size.