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.
Bamboo Stem Extract
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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.
Good but a little too dark
I have really light skin and the light shade is a little bit dark on me. The powder feels and looks good but I wish there was a lighter option!
Hi Laura, Thank you for leaving a review! We are so happy to hear that you like the product itself, but are sorry that the Unify Matte Pwoder in the shade Light was not a match for your skin tone. If you would like to try something a little bit lighter, we highly recommend giving our Unify Glow Powder in the shade Light a go!
I like the texture, coverage and longevity of this powder. I have very pale skin and I find it a little dark, initially even though it’s the lightest powder. It does seem to settle down once it’s been on the skin a little while. I’ve also noticed a lot of spillage with the lid, and it’s cracked after a couple of years of use. However, it’s the best low waste option I’ve tried, so I’ll be sticking with it.
Great Matte Powder
I really loved the performance of this powder - it feels great, it's really good at absorbing oil and preventing shine. The only reason I couldn't give it a 5 star rating is the colour. I'm fair so I bought the Light shade without bothering with the sample pack, and that was a mistake. It has very yellow undertones and it's not a great match for my skin and the other shades would be too dark for me. I wish there was a translucent option or a less yellow light option.
Thank you for your review, Jill! We're thrilled to hear that you've been loving your Unify Matte Powder so far, but are so sorry to hear that the shade is not quite working for you. If you are looking for something a little lighter, we recommend that you try our Unify Glow Powder in the shade Light. This powder has all of the same benefits that our Unify Matte does, but its undertone does not have the same yellow hue.
Good powder but packaging could be improved
I've been using this powder for over a year and I love it. However, like others have mentioned, the packaging needs improvements. I often spill powder when opening the lid because there is no way to prevent the powder from coming through the holes. The lid fit quite tight, but after a while, the side started cracking and then eventually the lid split in half.
Hi Margot, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of our Unify Matte loose powder. We are so glad to hear that you have been loving the powder for over a year, but understand that you've had some challenges with our packaging. To reduce powder from spilling while you open the jar, we recommend a gentle twist and pull method as opposed to pulling the lid right off. As for the cracked and broken lid, we are so sorry to hear that! Please send up an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we an we find a solution for you.
Great product, difficult packaging
I truly appreciate the intention and thoughtfulness of the Elate packaging overall. However, over time, this product has become more difficult to use due to the difficulty in opening the bamboo jar. The top and bottom fit very tightly and is difficult to pull apart. I also no longer travel with it as the plastic insert does not have a way to "close" the product beneath so if the jar does not remain upright, a ton of product works its way up and is a huge mess upon opening. I have no qualms about the quality of the products, I love it as a setting powder. But due to difficulty in use, I will not be repurchasing.
Hi Kourtney, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with our community. We are glad to hear that you love the affects of Unify as a loose powder despite the challenges with its packaging. We are always looking for ways to innovate our low waste packaging and low waste makeup at Elate Cosmetics, so we will address this feedback with our team to work on improving it the best way we can.