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5 Cheap Natural Products Dermatologists Swear By For Your Hair, Skin & Nails

November 13, 2017 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

You may be tempted to try out a slew of innovative skin, hair, and nail products — chemicals and additives be damned. But were you to ask your dermatologist for an opinion, you can be sure all of the bells and whistles in some products would impress a lot less than natural and effective ingredients that do what they say without putting your health in harm's way. Here are five natural and cheap (because not everything has to break the bank) products for your hair, skin, and nails that work. 

 

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Elta MD sunscreen

Elta MD UV Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 45

So, it's not the sexiest skincare product on Sephora's shelves, but most dermatologists will agree that sunscreen protection will do more to prevent signs of aging that all of the luxury caviar and diamond moisturizers combined. In addition to providing broad spectrum SPF 45 protection, this facial sunscreen is lightweight and oil-free and won't clog pores and it's made with zinc oxide and is free of fragrances and harmful chemicals — the perfect choice for sensitive skin types. 

Pacifica top and base coat

Pacifica Gloss 7-Free Top And Base Coat

Polish your nails the healthy way with this vegan clear top and base coat, which not only eliminates the need to use two products when one does both jobs, but is 7-free — free of parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, and resin. 

Not Your Mother's Beat The Heat Thermal Shield Spray

Not Your Mother's Beat The Heat Thermal Shield Spray

Block your hair from UVA and UVB rays, as well as the damaging effects of intense blow dryer heat with this heat thermal shield spray. This formula is infused with sunflower oil and vitamins A and E, which leaves your hair softer and more hydrated than it was before your blow out, if you can believe it. 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Give dry, damaged hair a much-needed dose of hydration with this shea moisture conditioner, which relies on natural shea butter and can be used as a rinse out or leave-in conditioner. Safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair, you'll find absolutely no hair-stripping sulfates or parabens in this organic conditioner — and it's never tested on animals. 

Acure Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

Acure Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

Remove makeup, dirt, and oil without depriving your skin of its natural oils with these fragrance-free cleansing towel that are infused with nourishing argan, sesame, and grape seed oil. These convenient vegan wipes are cruelty free and contain no parabens or sulfates. 

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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