Rachel Nussbaum

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Title: Beauty Commerce Editor
Education: Northwestern University, B.S. in Magazine Journalism

Rachel Nussbaum is a journalist, writer, and editor who specializes in beauty and wellness topics. After graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2015 and interning at Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and Stylecaster, she secured a position as an assistant editor at Greatist, where she covered health, wellness, and skincare. From there, she joined Allure as a freelance beauty assistant, then struck out as a freelance beauty writer for Fashionista, Bustle, and Vox's Racked. She then joined Glamour as the magazine's beauty writer. After covering Hawaii's landmark decision to ban oxybenzone and octinoxate sunscreens for Glamour, she set out to learn about phthalates and parabens in personal care products and cosmetics from epidemiologists. She is working on a book about the issue and accompanying topics like asbestos in talc, PFAS in long-wearing cosmetics, and formaldehyde in hair products. That project was put on hold to join the Dotdash Meredith team as a beauty expert, where she covers beauty for Byrdie, InStyle, Real Simple, Health, Travel + Leisure, and other publications.

About Shape

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