Even on the most stressful and chaotic of days, I never skip my self-care routine. Alongside staples I’ve been using for years, I have a rotating line-up of new products that I try, including most recently the attractive creams and oils from This Place. Each product from the Berlin brand is formulated with natural ingredients like blue tansy, cinnamon bark and arnica, as well as cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant. The philosophy here is to support holistic well-being, and the range includes skin care products such as the revitalizing “The Evening Glow” facial oil but also soothing and relaxing balms to relieve menstrual or muscle pain and aid sleep.
The brand’s integration of medicine and cosmetics came from Laura Simonow, who was a clinical researcher at the Charité for five years before joining forces with Sanity Group to launch This Place in 2020. If you want to try out these products in smaller sizes, consider the starter set, which contains four creams (The Hug, The Good Night, The Glow, The Blissful Day) that come in minimalist hemp-based packaging. Having tried them, I can hardly imagine my routine without the anti-inflammatory “The Glow” face cream or “The Good Night”, with its calming melatonin. Which one will be your new cure-all?
Text: Sophie Doering / Photos: This Place & Elena Breuer