Beautiful People: Zaynab Issa

Introducing our new blog series, Beautiful People, featuring women who inspire us with both their outer and inner glow.

Meet Zaynab Issa. We were immediately drawn to Zaynab's eye for finding beauty in everyday moments and her delectable recipes. There are few things we love more than food and skincare. So, Zaynab took over our Instagram Stories to share her morning routine and a recipe from her cookbook Let’s Eat

Read on to find out what beauty means to her.

When do you feel like your best self? 

A productive morning really helps set the tone for my day. Doing the small things, like making my bed, having my tea, and doing my skincare routine make me feel accomplished within the first hour of being awake.  


You’re an incredible cook! What’s your all time favorite recipe? 

Ooh! This is a tough one so I’ll pick two. For dessert, definitely cinnamon rolls. There’s nothing like a super soft and pillowy cinnamon roll with a thick cream cheese frosting spread over top. Otherwise, I really love Ringra Bateta, which is an eggplant and potato curry that my mom used to make all the time when I was younger. I simplified the recipe for my cookbook, and I make it like once a week now, it’s almost too easy. 

Who or what has had the biggest influence on you? 

If i’m honest, probably my sisters. They’re both a lot older than me so I’ve learned so much from them over the years. 

What is your definition of beauty?

I think true beauty comes from confidence and kindness.

Follow @zaynab_issa on Instagram, and find her cookbook here. Her favorite Kálos product? Bright Future, 20% Vitamin C Drops