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.
Nice and sustainable packaging can't beat it!
Thank you for your review, America! We appreciate that you took the time to express your love for our sustainable packaging.
This palette is beautiful and sturdy, I didn’t notice any flaws at all. I love that it fits all my everyday shadows in one palette
Thank you so much for your review, Ana. We are so thrilled that our Perfectly Imperfect Capsule Palette brought you joy and that you are taking full advantage of how customized you can make it!
Love it! Fits all my products perfectly. The strong magnet keeps everything secure.
We are so happy that you love our Perfectly Imperfect Medium Palette, Sarah! These palettes are completely customizable so that you can create your perfectly curated beauty collection. We can't wait to see what else you put in it!
This palette has been super handy in keeping me organized! I use both elate and other companies refills, as well as old makeup I’ve pulled out of other palettes or loose powders I’ve pressed myself. I love that I can have everything I need in one palette - foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, eyeshadows, lip color. I did have to superglue by one of the hinges where the bamboo had come apart, but it was a quick fix to make the palate as good as new.
Thank you for your review, Aleksa! We are so pleased to hear that you love your Perfectly Imperfect Pro Palette and are taking full advantage of the palette customization! We can't wait to see what else you add to your collection.
I could not see the imperfection at all, but I am happy that Elate gives a second life to this products instead of just drowning them away. I really like giving a second chance to imperfect things
Thank you for supporting our Perfectly Imperfect program, Melissa. We want to give all products a good home, we're happy to hear that you do too!