Allergies to vegan products? Does this make me not vegan?

Olivia

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Hi guys, this is my first post on the forum, my name is Olivia and I'm from Northampton in England, I've been vegan for just over a month.
Here's my problem.
I'm an avid lip balm user. It's winter time in England and very cold! My lips get horribly chapped and I need lip balm to survive through it . So I began my search for a vegan lip balm just after I transitioned, I gave up my petroleum based one and bought one of those crazy rumours ones in cola flavour, and then I realised I was allergic to it, my lips had swollen up, had pus secretions on them, itchy, inflamed, everything, and it was horrendous! I went out searching again and again until I realised that I'm allergic to candiella wax, a common substitute for beeswax. So at the moment, sigh, I'm having to use beeswax lip balm.
My question is, can anyone else recommend an alternative that does not contain candiella wax and is available in the UK? And if not, does using beeswax lip balm because of severe allergic reactions make me not vegan?
Thanks :)
Liv
 

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And if not, does using beeswax lip balm because of severe allergic reactions make me not vegan?
Firstly, don't be so daft. All it means is that you are allergic to candelilla wax, nothing more.

Secondly, that's a toughy but not impossible.
There is a company in the UK called Lush who do all sorts of shampoos/conditioners/soaps etc including many that are vegan. PETA list them as doing 2 of the best vegan lip balms and I'm certain there is a branch in the Grosvenor shopping centre.

http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/vegan-lip-balms/
https://uk.lush.com/shop/northampton

The first of the Lush lip balms does not contain your allergen
https://uk.lush.com/products/all-exclusives/none-your-beeswax