Hand Jam from AMAZINC! nourishes your hands intensively, but without a greasy layer. It also protects and repairs wounds and scratches on your hands. It is a wax without SPF, so without a sun protection factor.
Hand Jam from AMAZINC! provides a thin layer of wax on your hands, but it does not feel greasy. Even after swimming, surfing, sunbathing and drying up, this Hand Jam stays on your skin. You can easily remove the wax with a towel. The soft wax also has a healing effect for cracks, wounds and other scratches and the fresh lemon scent also keeps mosquitoes at bay. The Hand Jam is packed in a cardboard jar and contains 25 grams.
Hand Jam from AMAZINC! is 100% reef safe, which means that this wax does not contain any substances that are harmful to the sea and all life in it. Would you like to take care of your hands with Hand Jam, but also consciously deal with the environment? Then always choose Hand Jam from AMAZINC!
Cera Alba (Bees Wax), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Olea Europea Fruit (Olive) Oil, Simmondsia Chinesis Seed (Jojoba) Oil, Olive Squalene, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Marigold) Oil, Zea Mays Germ (Corn) Oil, Vitamin E, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil
Amazin! was founded by a number of environmentally conscious surfers. They believe that it is foolish to poison their "playground", the mountains and oceans, with substances that can harm it forever. From that thought Amazinc was born! A line of care products that are good for nature.
Oceans make up 2/3 of the planet Earth. They provide millions of people with livelihoods and millions more with essential food. In addition, the Oceans keep the world's environment in balance. Scientists have discovered that the oceans have the ability to absorb CO2, one of the main greenhouse gases produced by humans. Oceans serve us in cleaning our atmosphere of man-made greenhouse gases. Sometimes the coral reefs are referred to as the rainforest of the sea. Although coral reefs extend over less than 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of marine species and also have the ability to absorb CO2. In general, the world's oceans absorb as much CO2 as the rainforest and healthy reefs play a very important role in this.
What is oxybenzone and why you should be concerned.
Oxybenzone is the most common chemical compound used in sunscreen. According to EWG, oxybenzone is found in 80% of chemical sunscreens on the market. EWG rated oxybenzone with a score of 8 out of 10 on the toxicity rating. Translated into understandable English, this means that oxybenzone is one of the most toxic ingredients in the cosmetic industry. Even in very low concentrations, this substance harms marine life.
Oxybenzone mimics human hormones and is increasingly linked to problems such as early puberty, sperm count and hormone-related cancer.
But Oxybenzone is also highly toxic when it comes into contact with marine life and wildlife in general. With up to 15,000 tons of sunscreen washed into the sea at popular beach resorts, Oxybenzone is a GLOBAL environmental problem. In 25% of all sunburns, the cream is washed off within 20 minutes of application. Tests show that the substance passes into your urine within 30 minutes. It then enters the sea via sewage treatment systems.
Oxybenzone causes the bleaching of the reef, which causes the death of the coral. Scientists have proven that a single drop of Oxybenzone has an effect on coral in an area equivalent to 6 Olympic swimming pools. In addition to corals, oxybenzone is also toxic to algae, sea urchins, fish and marine mammals. Both dolphin and human mothers can transmit oxybenzone to their children through breast milk.
Other toxins such as methoxycinnamate and camphor, compounds derived from mineral oil parabens, are used in the cosmetic industry as a preservative. This is not biodegradable and potentially toxic to marine life.
But what alternative is there? Uncoated NANO particles of zinc oxide or titanium oxide are no better. With all this in mind, Amazinc! come to a conclusion; As far as science allows, the bulk form of zinc oxide is currently the safest for the environment.
A current trend in sunscreen products is to convert zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (two UV filter materials) into nano-particles. This ensures long-lasting and colorless sun protection. These nano-particles are very small (1000x smaller than the skin cell) and very different. Due to their small size, they pose dangers to consumer health and the environment. A National Geographic study has shown that exposing sea urchins to nanoparticles leads to negative developments such as the loss of their natural self-defense or even the loss of the ability to eat. The sea urchins in the study were exposed to only very small amounts. That's why Amazinc chooses! committed to making their products nano-free. There is no evidence that regular format zinc oxide causes harm to marine organisms such as fish and coral reefs.
Mineral oil is 'a miracle' and is used in many different industries and products, but Amazinc! believes it has no effect on the skin. Often the cosmetic industry uses oil to preserve their products. Parabens (as the compounds are called) are quite complicated and have not been well researched.
But people often forget that the world's oceans are fragile ecosystems and they should not be mistreated. Overfishing, pollution with plastics and chemicals are all major problems that endanger the oceans. Amazin! has very consciously chosen NOT to be part of this problem.
They want to encourage you to do the same!