Rachel Nussbaum

Rachel Nussbaum

Rachel is a journalist, writer, and editor who specializes in the beauty and wellness industry.

She is a beauty expert at Dotdash Meredith, covering the best, safest products the industry has to offer for InStyle, Byrdie, Real Simple, Shape, Health, Travel + Leisure, and more. She is one of the beauty industry's most highly regarded voices on the long-term impact of ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics. She has consulted with leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists, endocrinologists, and dermatologists to form opinions on the chemicals commonly used in beauty products, in order to only recommend products that shoppers can trust.

Rachel is currently working on a book about the people and ecosystems affected by the loosely regulated ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, and her interest in epidemiological research and environmental health informs her beauty writing.

She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism with a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications.

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According to Shoppers, This Wrinkle-Targeting Balm "Visibly Smoothes" Their Skin
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Shoppers With Thin Hair Call This $18 Conditioning Mist "Magic" for Beach Waves
According to Shoppers, This Scalp Oil Leaves Their Hair "Strong, Full, and Voluminous"
According to Shoppers, This Scalp Oil Leaves Hair "Strong, Full, and Voluminous"
I Can't Stop Wearing This Incredibly Cute, Comfortable Tennis Skirt
I Can't Stop Wearing This Incredibly Airy and Comfortable Tennis Skirt
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I'm Picky With Eyebrow Pencils, but This One Gives Me Sculpted Arches in Seconds
Melanie Lynskey
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R+Co CASSETTE Curl Defining Masque
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Vitamin Sea Brightening Serum
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Amazon Prime Resurfacing Cleanser
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This Perfect, Now-$15 Tank Is My Summer Mainstay — and 15,000+ People Love It, Too
This Sculpting $15 Tank Is My Summer Mainstay — and 15,000+ People Love It, Too
Judith Light's Wrinkle-Tightening Secret Weapon Is Now 62% Off
Judith Light's Wrinkle-Tightening Secret Weapon Is Now 62% Off
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62-Year-Olds Say This Marked-Down Exfoliating Mask Leaves Their Skin "So Smooth"
62-Year-Olds Say This Marked-Down Exfoliating Mask Leaves Their Skin "So Smooth"
Shoppers Call This Editor-Approved Sunscreen the "Perfect Option" for Mature Skin — and It's on Sale
Shoppers Call This Editor-Approved Sunscreen the "Perfect Option" for Mature Skin — and It's on Sale
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Fine-Haired Shoppers and Editors Say This Hot Brush Gives Them “Salon-Chair Results at Lightning Speed”
Fine-Haired Shoppers and Editors Say This Hot Brush Gives Them "Salon-Chair Results at Lightning Speed"
Prime Day Facial Moisturizer
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