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The Good Patch Review

Our Score:
7.6 Out Of 10

User Ratings: 4/5

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The Good Patch Brand

Perfect. beautiful. Precise.

That’s the tag line that appears across the homepage of The Good Patch, an LA-based line of CBD-infused transdermal patches that are meant to work with the body “to complement what is already there.”

It’s a rather novel approach for a CBD company, which unlike most industry rivals, doesn’t sell gummies, tinctures, capsules or bath bombs. Instead, the Good Patch by La Mend centers around CBD-infused (and other plant-infused) patches that can be placed on the wrist or stomach, and are meant to last up to 12 hours, providing a discreet and sustained wellness solution throughout the day.

According to the brand’s website, the Good Patch is the brainchild of “founders and friends” David Nicholson, Kelly Brock, and Betsy Scanlan, who launched the company “with one simple idea in mind: when the people around you feel good, life is more beautiful.” Though it should be said, judging by the models and the general aesthetic on the site, one is perhaps also left with the sentiment that “when the people around you look beautiful, life is more good.”

Both Nicholson and Brok owned award-winning organic day spas — while Scanlan had previously worked in THC and CBD-assisted wellness for people dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. They came together to form “La Mend” (Spanish for “The Mend”), and the Good Patch line of CBD patches was born.

Materials, Ingredients and Manufacturing Process

Hangover patches

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According to La Mend, all the Good Patch products are “safe, tested, and pure,” and use industrial hemp that is “sourced from the highest quality, organically farmed, non-GMO plants.” 

The company also touts its extraction methods that “adhere to the strictest operating procedures,” and states that every batch is third-party tested for purity and quality. The company does not provide any specific details about the extraction process or the third party testing on its website. When we reached out to the brand via email, we did receive a CoA for the Be Calm Patch.

Good Patch products are non-GMO, gluten free, sulfate- free, paraben free, and cruelty free, according to the company. They are also vegan and use organic hemp, and are dermatologically-tested, according to La Mend.

The ingredients in the single use hemp-infused patches vary. The “Nite Nite” patch, which is meant as a sleep aid, includes 15 mg of CBD and well as 3mg of melatonin. The “Pain Relief” patch includes 15mg of CBD, as well as capsaicin, menthol and a number of inactive ingredients including bentonite and sodium stearate. Menthol is actually an ingredient in four of the six patches, while the others contain natural ingredients that include black cohosh and green tea extract, among others.

Packaging & Branding

A simple, aesthetic, single-use product for women coping with “life’s everyday struggles” appears to be the identity that The Good Patch is going for.

The brand is very clearly targeting women, in particular those who are interested in wellness and finding ways to cope with everyday problems like hangovers, fatigue, and menstrual pain. And though the women featured on The Good Patch website all appear to be young, fit models, the company also targets women in an older age bracket, with products such as the “hot flash” patch, which it says can help you “get back to the fun part of being all grown up.”

The motif on the company’s Facebook and Instagram is all self care and spa days, drinking champagne in a bubble bath, and aspirational messages that seem to say “you’re fine just the way you are, but why not be happier anyway?” The images look like they were shot for the AirBnB “experiences” page, for those looking to stretch their way across the globe, having their picture taken from one perfectly framed northern California vista to another, as they soak up all the redwood forests, cliffs, and mountain side bathtubs in-between. 

Transparency and Lab Results 

Nite Nite patches

The Good Patch makes numerous claims about the high-quality ingredients and rigorous testing of its products, but there is little if any details provided on the website to bolster these claims. 

The Good Patch website states that its patches are “based on state-of-the-art technology,” “have been carefully developed by scientists to optimize their sustained release,” and that their hemp “is sourced from the highest quality, organically farmed, non-GMO plants.” It then lists how those products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, and sulfate-free, but there is nowhere on the site to find lab results that back this up.

*Green Valley Nation has contacted the company for confirmation of these assertions, and will update this review as needed.

The Good Patch Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Discreet product
  • Fun and accessible
  • Organic hemp
Cons
  • No third party testing

Customer Service 

On The Good Patch website, customers can receive support by way of an online form, as well as three separate email addresses: one for information, one for sales, and one for media requests. 

There is also a Los Angeles area code phone number, as well as a Facebook and Instagram page where messages can be sent directly to the account admins. 

In addition, on each product page, consumers are given the option to “ask a question.” These queries are posted on the site, along with the answer provided by the brand. For the most part, it appears that the questions are answered within a day or two. 

Product Lineup 

The Good Patch by La Mend sells two types of products: plant-infused patches and hemp-infused (CBD) patches. They are single use and are meant to be placed on the body and worn for around 12 hours. All of the hemp patches include 15mg of CBD. 

The placement of the patches depends on the product. For instance, the “Her.” menstrual pain patch should be worn on the lower abdomen, according to the company, while the “soothe” anti-pain patch should be placed on the site of the pain or discomfort. 

“Nite Nite” sleep aid CBD and melatonin patch

“Hangover” recovery CBD patch, with B1 complex and Green Tea extract

“Pain Relief” CBD patch, with capsaicin and menthol

“Hot Flash” CBD patch, with menthol and black cohosh

“Be Calm” relaxation CBD patch, with menthol

“Period” menstrual pain CBD patch, with menthol and black cohosh

The Final Word

The Good Patch presents a very interesting approach to the CBD arena. It is focused on one specific product with only one type of application, and it is directed towards a very particular target audience. The company has an appealing aesthetic that speaks to the target audience about trying to make things a little better in daily life, with a simple patch that you just stick on your skin and head out to start your day. The Good Patch could do a better job of detailing the third party testing, as well as where the hemp comes from, and how it’s processed to extract CBD — especially when you consider that the single-use patches cost around $12 a pop. 

Nonetheless, it doesn’t seem to be a product that’s directed towards those looking for budget options and coupons. This is wellness for those who are willing to invest a little to enjoy a prestige product that promises to alleviate pain and discomfort, and help you live your best life.

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Our Verdict

Quality - 7
Value - 7.5
Customer Service - 9.5
Brand & Product Transparency - 6.5

7.6

User Rating: 4 ( 1 votes)

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