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.
Argan Shell Powder
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.
Great product, packaging not so much
Product itself is fantastic. The bamboo packaging is beautiful but not very functional. I struggle to open it and when it opens, there’s a plume of powder that shoots out and makes a mess on my clothes and the counter. I wish it had a second lid or something to prevent this from happening.
Hi Lisa, We are so happy that you love the product itself and appreciate that you took the time to let us know your issues with the packaging. Feedback like this helps us make improvements in the future! In the meantime, we recommend taking your lid off by using a twisting motion (like you were taking off a screw-top lid). This method also works well when you are closing the container.
I am in love with this loose powder, I have very light skin and it is hard to find a glowy powder that doesn't look fake. Definitely a re purchase!!
Thank you for your review, Trista! We are simply ELATED that our Unify Glow Powder in Light has been such a welcome addition to your sustainable beauty collection. We can't wait to see what you try next!
I was a little worried it would be sparkly since it's called a "Glow" powder, but truly it just leaves your skin with a wonderful...well, glow! Haha. I really really enjoy using this powder. It doesn't make me too matte but still helps when there's some excess oil on my skin.
Hi Bonnie, we're elated* to hear that you've been loving your Unify Glow loose powder. Our Glow powder smooths the skin and provides a natural radiance without any sparkles. If you prefer a more matte finish, I recommend giving our loose Matte powder a try!
I LOVE all Elate products but this loose powder is amazing. It doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing makeup and makes me look flawless ! Highly recommend!
What a fantastic review, Laurie! With such a lightweight feel and smooth texture, it's no surprise that your skin is feeling amazing. We'll see you when it's time for a refill of your Unify Loose Powder!
I paired this with the refresh foundation and loved it! On days when I don’t have time to wear much makeup or just don’t feel like it I can put some of this on my skin to help even my skin tone!
Hi Maxine, thank you for sharing your feedback! We are ELATED that Unify Glow gives you the finish you're looking in a minimal routine. We are honoured to be part of your sustainable beauty rituals!