Chill out in the time it takes to apply a Band-Aid…
Whether our elders are ready to embrace it or not, CBD is the new power player in the beauty biz. And at this point, why waste any more time pretending good things don’t work?
“We wanted to create a product around hemp due to the extensive health benefits associated with it, including combating anxiety and pain relief,” explain David Nicholson and Betsy Scanlan, founders of LA’s just-launched wellness brand, The Good Patch by La Mend. The pair teamed up after Nicholson had spent almost two decades running a natural day spa and was stunned by the natural powers of hemp, noting that in all his years he had never seen an ingredient so effective, yet free of side effects. Combined with the straightforward delivery system of transdermal patches (which let ingredients seep into skin through specially infused adhesive) and Scanlan’s ingredient knowledge, The Good Patch was born.
Stick On, CHILL OUT.
How does it work, though? “Many research studies have proven that Hemp CBD is highly effective at reducing inflammation to help alleviate pain — it interacts with receptors in the brain that help to reduce pain and anxious feelings,” says Nicholson of the science behind the discreet body stickers. These benefits inspired Be Calm, the menthol-spiked patch designed to help people relax under stress-provoking circumstances. Nite Nite, a hemp and melatonin combo soon followed, and support for the brand “went zero to a hundred over night!”
Part of the obsession is its simplicity — choose your preferred patch, peel off the white paper backing, apply to your wrist (or stomach if you prefer) like a Band-Aid, and soak up the soothing formula for up to 24-hours — that’s it. Peel, stick, and relief.