so, like, over a month ago (right? i'm pretty sure it was, but i'm not up for searching at the moment) the news hit the vegan airwaves that alba's hawaiian lip balm had switched to beeswax and was No Longer Vegan. vegans everywhere flipped their shit (and rightly so), and as far as i can tell, alba's customer service email inbox was flooded with requests to switch back. we all got the "you should receive a response in 7-10 business days" automated reply, but i have yet to hear of ANYONE getting a response from them. what gives? are you just too busy reformulating so you can go back to your vegan ways? i hope so.
but if not, here is a list of who will be getting my business instead:
1. avalon organics vitamin C (as long as they don't switch too, since it's the same parent company)
2. crazy rumors (not quite as creamy as alba/avalon, but a great runner-up. i'm partial to the spiced chai, of course)
3. pharmacopia lip elixir (spendy, and the scent needs to grow on me, but so far i really like the texture a lot)
4. clean aura (sold locally; no website yet)