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If I told you, I'd have to kill you...
Pure "non-additive" paraffin wax won't "clean" but will seal as it does penetrate better than just about anything. As far as using it as the only wax, it's possible but not the best choice. Generally a good wax job with pure paraffin (like from the grocery store) may last a day if the snow is not to abrasive.
Paraffin will work well alone if the snow is wet, or if it's dry but not extremely cold. The colder it gets the worse it works and in real cold w/o any structure you are pretty much done for.
I store my skis with a thick layer of parafin.
I ski it the first day if it is warm and wet, and it can be as good as a soft HC wax in those conditions. As others have said, it can suck in cold conditions, just as any warm wax will.