“When women are empowered, they do great things for society as a whole.” – a quote that resonates with CLEO’s vision and efforts in lifting women up and providing them the recognition they need. For the fourth consecutive year, the CLEO Hot Shots project (hosted by Editor Lina Esa) brings together fearless, inspiring females who are making a change.
“It was so easy to find so many women who are doing such amazing work,” said Lina as she described how the project all started and that her aim through was to continue uniting the numerous women who are making a change.
The CLEO Hot Shots event this year saw something different – we had our very first Hot Shots one-day urban mini retreat on 17 August at Lightbox and worked with Malaysia’s all-women retreat provider Supparetreat. At this event, we reunited the Hot Shots of 2019 and alumni along with supportive readers.
This mini retreat was led by three moving women from Supparetreat: Founder Sarah Lian who was also our host for the day and along with coaches Rachael Kwacz and Hannah Lo who guided us through a day of self-discovery and healing.
Let’s look back at some of the most memorable moments from this immersive event.
Baring Our Skin with Biotherm
Stripping off layers of ‘masks’ that we wear and exposing our true selves can be challenging; the same goes to having bare skin without feeling insecure. Biotherm’s Assistant Education Manager Clyde Lim took the floor to guide participants through a cleansing session using the brand’s make-up remover, toner and the Life Plankton Essence with skin-loving ingredients, encouraging everyone to be confident in their own skin.
Starting off with cleansing, Biotherm’s self-foaming Biosource Total Renew Oil gets rid of impurities and melts away waterproof make-up by double-cleansing, leaving skin clear without drying it out. The cleansing is followed by the Aquasource Hydrating and Tonifying Lotion infused with pure thermal plankton soothes, regenerates and strengthens the skin, revealing a radiance from within.
The Life Plankton Essence applied after helps skin turn over a new leaf – high concentration of life plankton extracted through bio-fermentation protects the skin, prevents inflammation while stimulating regeneration. The Life Plankton Clear Essence on the other hand clarifies dull skin and improves absorption.