Carnauba wax raises up the highest shine with less effort than petroleum-based or animal-fat waxes. You'll get a hard, glossy, durable shine after just one application of Lincoln Polish. Carnauba wax, a natural and sustainable resource from the leaves of Brazilian palm trees, is vegetarian, sustainable, and petroleum free. Each season, about 30% of the leaves on each tree are harvested and dried to obtain the wax, leaving the trees healthy and providing a renewable, carbon-friendly resource. Naturally waterproof, carnauba wax helps protect your shoes from mud and smudges.