Rachel Nussbaum

Rachel Nussbaum
Title: Beauty Commerce Editor

Experience

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, and Shape. 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.

About InStyle

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Latest from Rachel Nussbaum
What to Know About Benzene in Sunscreen — and How to Avoid It
Your Sunscreen Might Have a Carcinogen In It, According to a New Report
This On-Sale Plumping Cream Is So Effective, a 51-Year-Old User’s Skin Has “Never Felt or Looked So Good”
This On-Sale Plumping Cream Is So Effective, a 51-Year-Old User’s Skin Has “Never Felt or Looked So Good”
Gray Hair Treatment
Dry, Gray Hair Turns “Lustrous Overnight” Thanks to This Leave-In Treatment — and It’s on Rare Sale
Oprah-loved Skincare/Makeup
This Oprah-Approved Skincare Brand’s Moisturizers Are Deeply Discounted Today
Biotin Shampoo Deal
Shoppers Losing “Gobs” of Hair Turn to This Thickening Shampoo, and Now It’s on Sale
This Moisturizing Primer-Meets-Sunscreen Is So Good, 67-Year-Olds Who've Used It for a Decade Credit It for Their "Lovely, Dewy" Skin
This $18 Primer-Meets-Sunscreen Is So Good, 67-Year-Olds Say They’ve Used It for a Decade
 EARLY PD: Retinol product deal one-off
One of Amazon’s Best-Reviewed Retinol Serums That Gives Shoppers “Almost Perfect” Skin Is Just $12 Right Now
This Organic Face Oil Gives Me a Summer Glow All Year Long
This Organic Face Oil Gives Me a Summer Glow All Year Long
Shoppers With Mature Skin Say This $16 Drugstore Foundation Rivals $75 Buys for “Beautiful” Coverage
Shoppers With Mature Skin Say This $16 Moisturizing Foundation Rivals $75 Buys for “Beautiful” Coverage
Shoppers Say This $10 Tubing Mascara Finds Lashes They Had "No Idea" Existed
Shoppers Say This $10 Tubing Mascara Finds Lashes They Had “No Idea” Existed
These Princess Diana- and Kate Middleton-Approved Sneakers Are Deeply Discounted Ahead of Amazon Prime Day
The Royals-Approved Sneaker Brand Worn by Princess Diana and Kate Middleton Is Discounted at Amazon
This $8 Exfoliating Mitt Smoothes "Dry, Lined" Skin So Well, Even Skeptics Are Impressed
This $8 Exfoliating Glove Smoothes “Dry, Lined” Skin So Well, Even Skeptics Are Impressed
Ahead of Amazon's Early Access Event, This Editor-Loved Hair Smoothing Tool Is at Its Lowest Price in Months
This Editor-Loved Hair Smoothing Tool Is at Its Lowest Price in Years Thanks to a 56% Amazon Discount
Ciara Uses This Power Potion to Strengthen Her Edges
Ciara Uses This Leave-In Hair Growth Treatment to Strengthen Her Edges
This Hydrating Cleanser Feels Like a Car Wash for My Skin
This Hydrating Cleanser Feels Like a Car Wash for My Skin
TikTok Is Abuzz Over Lady Gaga's New Foundation
TikTok Is Abuzz Over Lady Gaga’s New $45 Foundation That Rivals $140 Formulas
Shoppers Credit This $20 Iron for "Beautiful, Long-Lasting" Curls Without Damage
Shoppers Credit This $15 Iron for "Beautiful, Long-Lasting" Curls Without Damage
Shoppers Say This Silicone-Free Hair Oil Leaves "Dry, Processed" Strands Soft and Silky
Shoppers Say This Silicone-Free Hair Oil Leaves “Dry, Processed” Strands Soft and Silky
This Reese Witherspoon-Approved Primer Gives My Skin a Rested Glow Despite Sleepless Nights
This Reese Witherspoon-Approved Primer Gives My Skin a Rested Glow Despite Sleepless Nights
This Marilyn Monroe-Inspired Makeup Trick Is Dominating TikTok — and It's Zendaya-Approved
This Marilyn Monroe-Inspired Makeup Trick Is Dominating TikTok — and It's Zendaya-Approved
This $18 Dress Makes Me Feel Incredible Every Time I Wear It
This Comfy T-Shirt Dress Makes Me Feel Incredible Every Time I Wear It — and It's on Sale for $18
Shoppers Say This Moisturizing, Makeup-Removing Cleanser Leaves Mature Skin Glowing
Shoppers Say This Moisturizing, Makeup-Removing Cleanser Leaves Mature Skin Glowing
How to Do Beach Waves
This Multi-Purpose Tahitian Oil Strengthens My Hair and Gives Me Velvety Soft Skin — for Just $12
These Towel Scrunchies Make My Hair Dry So Much Faster
This Genius $9 Product Makes My Hair Dry So Much Faster