Ani Palen

Lives In

Brooklyn, New York


  • Indiana University Bloomington


  • Skincare


Ani began her career in beauty and wellness as an editorial assistant and writing for a men's fashion blog, The Underwear Expert. From there, Ani went on to write and edit for several companies, like The Wild Magazine and Complex Media. Ani specializes in both branded and original content and is currently the editorial director of Cocoon.

Her skincare and wellness expertise have been published in POPSUGAR, Bella Sugar, American Spa, American Salon, and SWAAY. 



Ani has a BS from Indiana University Bloomington in Apparel Merchandising. 

About Byrdie and Dotdash

Byrdie is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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