Adept Cosmetics® was founded in 2017, in a place called El Segundo, California, by Cornell graduates in the aerospace industry. We're real rocket scientists that love nerdy things like Bill Nye, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, comic book TV and movies. We especially love The Flash CW, Star Trek, Battle Star Galactica, Arrow, and Columbo - yes, Columbo! Oh yeah... makeup too! It was our makeup addiction that led us to create The Adept Palette®. We wanted to find a way to put as much as possible in one place so that every morning, we could easily work on panning our existing products before purchasing something new. The palette had to be somewhat large, but fold up into something smaller. It had to have a divider in the middle and be strong enough to hold a lot of products! We tested our prototype for over 2 years and panned a lot makeup! We're proud to say that moving forward, the palette will be made of biodegradable plastic. Biodegradable plastic is plastic that can be decomposed over time by the action of living organisms.
We're an independently owned, operated, PETA certified, cruelty free and vegan brand with two locations in Centennial, Colorado and another in Sheridan, Wyoming. Being cruelty free is just one step in the ethical makeup process. This year, we're transitioning to 100% synthetic mica. Did you know that in 2016, it was estimated that about 20,000 children were working in the mica mines of India? About 60% of mica comes from India where children die in those illegal mines.
Every year, our founder Sandra Sepulveda donates a portion of the companies year end profits to NCMEC, also known as The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children. To learn more about these real life super heroes, click here.
Thanks to customers like you, we're proud to say that this year, we're able to donate a portion of our profits to two places. Click here to learn more about The Cold Case Foundation, headed by former and famed FBI agent, John Douglas.
You don't need to buy anything from us to donate! While most companies want you to stay on their website and convert, we're here to say that you do not need to buy anything to give back! You can make a small donation now to NCMEC by clicking here or to the CCF by clicking here. This will redirect you away from our website.
From all of us at Adept Cosmetics, "Live Long And Prosper" 🖖~ Spock.