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.
Theobroma Cacao Shell Powder
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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.
Great for going out!
I like the powder but it felt too much to use for day to day use. I found it great for special occasions but must be blended in well or does not look good.
Beautiful but messy
I LOVE the color of this bronzer and how it looks on my skin tone, it goes on so smooth and looks so natural with the perfect amount of glow. The only downside is it's incredibly messy. I can't open the canister without bronzer puffing out everywhere and getting all over my hands and clothes. I'm going to try their pressed bronzer next time to mitigate this but they don't have as many colors as they sell in this canister.
Hi Faith. We appreciate your feedback of our Bronze powder, and we are grateful that you took the time to explain your challenges it. If you haven't already, try opening the jar with a gentle twist and pull method instead, it will help to reduce the product spilling. Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about this more!
This BLENDS baby!
OK, once again I ordered the wrong shade for my skin but refuse to let the product go to waste. As a very pale person, a little of this shade goes a long way. This products blends like a babe making the product go a long way. Make a mistake? Blend it. TBH this runs warm if you are cooler toned.
Thanks for leaving such an incredible review of our vegan Unify Bronze powder, Megan. We love hearing about your favorite sustainable makeup, and look forward to hearing about more of your go to refillable Elate products!