Does temperature affect Ama balms?
Yes. Natural oils and waxes change state with temperature. Ama Balms will be harder in cooler temperatures so dig in and melt between the fingers. The balm will start to soften with the warmth of skin. In the warmer temperatures, Ama Balm will soften. Try to keep out of direct sunlight and be careful when opening if left in a hot sunny spot.
Is Ama Balm only a face balm?
No! Ama Balms are ideal for protecting and repairing the face skin when exposed to the elements but there are no limits. Be adventurous and try on all areas of skin, hair, nails, sand burns, chaffing etc. Do avoid any contact with the eyes. Wash with cold water if any balm enters the eye. Ama Balm for biting bugs is a little different. Only use this on exposed skin from toes up to neck.
Are the ingredients organic?
The main base of Ama Balm for Resist, Daily, Ocean and Snow is Coconut Oil, Beeswax and Shea Butter (snow). The plant based balms have candelilla wax as a substitute for beeswax.
Should I still use sunscreen?
Yes! Ama Balms for adventure seekers protects and repairs the appearance of your skin and is not a sunscreen replacement. Where there is research to suggest Coconut oil does contain a natural spf, please apply either our range of sunscreens or your favourite Sunscreen to any exposed skin before adventuring outside. Even during cold wintery conditions!