Light silky finish
Features Vegan Hyaluronic Acid
Helps your makeup stay all day
Smoothing Makeup Primer
Hydrate and plump your skin with our Prep Primer. Made with aloe, Prep Primer is packed with phytonutrients to protect the skin from environmental pollutants, while vegan hyaluronic acid holds 1000x its weight in water, making Prep Primer a drink of water for your skin—literally. Just a few drops will prep your face for foundation or powder, adding staying power and a silky finish.
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.
Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
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.
Love the Prep Primer!
Cant say enough good things about it! I’ve used it for over a year now and it adds just the perfect amount of moisture to my skin and really helps my makeup stay put all day long!
Refreshing and feels so good
Like the other reviewers, I really like this one. It's more like a serum and the skin drinks it up helping foundation stay longer. Love the slightly dewy finish.
I love this prep primer and how it makes my skin feel. If it was not so pricy, I would buy it all of the time!
Thank you so much for your review! Prep is one of our all-time favourites, and we are thrilled you love it. ❤️
I love this prep primer, it brings life back to my face in the morning. I just wish it was not so pricy, or else I would buy it all of the time!
Hi Savannah, Thank you for your review! Our products are priced based on the price of ingredients and packaging materials. We are so thrilled you love it!
Believe the hype!
Okay, this was lower on the list of things I wanted to try from Elate, I kind of thought, "how great can it really be?" Well. I finally decided to buy a bottle because my skin has been getting really irritated by some other products, and I AM SOLD. This primer smells fresh and goes on airy-light, leaving my skin velvety and smooth. Since I've been pretty inconsistent about using makeup primers when wearing makeup in the past, I can't say for sure if it's a game changer for that purpose, but I can say that my sensitive skin feels GREAT when I apply it and I now love it as an overnight treatment option (and if I'm being completely honest, I'm also just wearing it sans-makeup today because I couldn't resist). Believe the hype, this one's a winner! <3
Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled that our Prep Primer has been the perfect product for your sensitive skin. ❤️