Amina Lake Abdelrahman

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Title: Commerce Editor, Real Simple
Location: New York, NY

Amina Lake Abdelrahman is the commerce editor for Real Simple, where she edits and writes stories that help readers decide what to buy. Previously, she wrote for multiple brands at Dotdash Meredith, with an emphasis on home, kitchen, lifestyle, and travel products. Amina has five years of experience in the industry, and her work has appeared in over a dozen publications.


  • She has 5 years of experience writing product reviews and shopping content.
  • As a former product reviews writer for Dotdash Meredith, Amina’s work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, InStyle, Better Homes & Gardens, and more. 
  • She graduated from Montclair State University with a B.A. in communications and journalism.


Amina got her start in the industry immediately after college at Good Housekeeping. Her six-month fellowship eventually led to a full-time job with the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she learned the ins and outs of product testing and reviews. There, Amina worked with in-house experts to write in-depth stories for the print magazine and website—covering everything from eco-friendly home products to children's toys and everything in between. 

In early 2020, Amina began writing for Dotdash Meredith, covering product reviews and buying guides for brands like Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, InStyle, Better Homes & Gardens, and more. 

Now, Amina is the commerce editor for Real Simple, where she’s been helping readers choose the best products to buy for the past three years. She writes and edits best-of lists based on our rigorous testing, “love letters” on her favorite products, and gift guides. Amina frequently tests the latest products (think: cordless vacuums, cooling sheets, and bath towels) and has become a shopping expert in topics such as home, lifestyle, and beauty products.


Amina graduated with a B.A. in communications and journalism from Montclair State University in New Jersey. 

About Real Simple

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