Waxes are natural products that are applied on top of a vehicle's' finish to protect it and increase its shine. Waxes have a short typical lifespan of weeks making it less than ideal as a car finish protectant, requiring reapplication monthly.
Paint Sealants are typically synthetic paint protection products that improve upon the longevity of the protection benefits of waxes. Paint sealants typically last several months but some even claim to last up to two years.
Ceramic Coatings are synthetic paint protection products but rise above traditional paint sealants by incorporating ceramic nanoparticles that bond with the paint surface and provide a very durable protective layer. Some professional-grade coatings claim to last as long as ten years.