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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.
Already my fav shampoo
I've just received this shampoo bar and I LOVE it! It lathers so well you don't need to use a lot. I absolutely recommend this shampoo good for your hair and the planet.
Thank you for your review, Amélie! We are so thrilled that the Balancer Shampoo Bar is working so well for you. We love seeing reviews from our Elate Community, and we can't wait to see what you try next!
Husband will use nothing else
I first ordered this for my husband. Now he will only use this shampoo and I have to buy about four at a time so he is always supplied. He swears by it and when he's on his last bar he reminds me to order more!
Thank you for your review, Barbara! We are so happy that your husband loves this item from our Ethical Marketplace! We love seeing reviews from our community, and can't wait to see what you try next.
This is the best shampoo bar I have found. You don’t need to use much, lathers nicely, lasts longer than it looks like it would. I would definitely recommend trying it.
Thank you for your review! 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!
This shampoo bar works well on my dry hair. I'm very impressed and will definitely buy it again.
Hello Nancy. We're honoured to be a part of your low waste beauty rituals! 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!
Before, I used Lush shampoo bars (about $15 USD). I liked their products, but they add in things that make the bars use up quickly and fall apart (like flower petals for instance). So, I decided to throw this into my recent Elate order and give it a try. Compared to the Lush bars, this marketplaces bars a roughly 50% larger. After several washes, it doesn't seem like these bars are degrading as fast as the ones I used to use from Lush. The smell of the Stimulator bar is a wonderful pepperminty smell that tingles my skalp just a little and give a great lather.
Hello Michelle. We're honoured to be a part of your low waste beauty rituals. You're completely right; the Unwrapped Life Stimulator 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!