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.
Wonderful products but has gluten
Pleaseeee make conditioner bars without gluten. I want to buy all of these
Hello Paige. We're honoured to be a part of your low waste beauty rituals! While we did not create the Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, we will keep gluten-free in mind! We recommend reaching out to Unwrapped Life directly with this suggestion. Thank you for this incredible feedback, we can't wait to hear what you think of the rest of our sustainable makeup and Ethical Marketplace!
I'm very impressed with this product. I have dry hair and most products cause frizziness. I'll definitely buy it again.
Hi Nancy, Thank you for your review! We love that the Hydrator Conditioner Bar has brought you so much joy in your Beauty Rituals!
This conditioner bar is AMAZING! My husband bought me one for Christmas because he knows that I’m working towards a zero waste lifestyle. This bar is the best one I’ve used yet! I tried others ones and none gave me the “slip” of traditional conditioner like this one does. Plus, it smells like a dream! 10/10 this is my new go-to! Thanks Elate for making such a fabulous product that is gentle on the planet too!
Hello Jennifer. We're honoured to be a part of your low waste beauty rituals! You're completely right; the Unwrapped Life Hydrator Bar smells incredible! We're honoured to be included in your Ethical Beauty Rituals, we can't wait to hear what you think of the rest of our low waste makeup and Ethical Marketplace!