Imagine sundrenched hemp plants, ripened in front of the breathtaking panorama of the Swiss Alps and harvested by hand. The organic CBD extracted from them is the key ingredient in all four creams by This Place.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant that is not addictive and is said to have anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and relaxing effects. Unlike THC, CBD has no intoxicating effect and does not fall under the Narcotics Act. It can be absorbed particularly well through our skin to unfold its various positive effects on mood, appetite and pain.
For co-founder Laura Simonow, This Place is not just about cosmetics, but first and foremost about effectiveness. “Each product is designed for specific areas of application”, she explains. “To this end, we have spent over a year in the laboratory researching and looking for the right composition.”
The Glow, for instance, has been proven to reduce inflammation on the skin by 98 percent. It is a revitalising face cream with zinc, CBD, plant terpenes and extracts of cedar and olive leaves that makes the skin radiant when it feels dull and pale.
For those who struggle with finding a restful sleep, Simonow recommends The Good Night, a relaxing sleep cream with melatonin, blue tansy and CBD that has a calming effect.
Simonow has a medical background and many years of experience in scientific research in the field. In her view, though, relying on natural ingredients is anything but a contradiction to academic medicine.