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Before you’ve even made it to the office — whether that’s a drive across town or a walk down the stairs — Cheat Sheet allows you to catch up on industry’s biggest news so you’ll be prepared for a day of meetings, lunches, and casual catch-ups. This Friday, March 17, as we head into the weekend, we receive the news that Johnson & Johnson is pairing up with biotech start-up Sequential Skin in a bid to further understand the skin’s microbiome, and that Australian Gen-Alpha brand Allkinds is making its way to the U.S. Beach House Group, the company behind the creation of Florence By Mills and Pattern with Tracee Ellis Ross, turns their sights on emerging brands and non-celebrity founders with the announcement of a new venture group, while data analytics firm NIQ initiates a trailblazer program aimed at minority-owned beauty brands. Check out those stories and more in the links below.

Beauty Industry Coverage is Undergoing a Renaissance The beauty media space is getting shaken up with the launch of publications like System Beauty, Highsnobiety, and Air Mail Look, all of which aim to examine the intersection between beauty and culture. (Glossy)

NIQ Launches Beauty Trailblazer Program to Uplift Minority-owned Beauty Brands Launched by the data analytics firm to further racial equity in the industry, the program will provide minority-owned beauty brands access to Big Data sets. (WWD)

Finding a Buyer for TikTok Might Not Be So Easy Between the cost and the baggage associated with TikTok’s parent company, it will be hard to make the U.S. government’s request a reality. (New York Times)

Galderma Posts Strong FY2022 Growth Ahead of Possible IPO With net sales up 13.9 percent in the U.S., Galderma’s growth highlights the continued consumer demand for science-based, premium products in dermatology. (Global Cosmetic News)

Brand Builders Shaun Neff and PJ Brice Launch Beach House Ventures, a Unique Venture Incubator Tailored to Beauty and Lifestyle Brands An offshoot of the Beach House Group, this new venture division is directed at founders of emerging brands, with the hope of alleviating the fundraising decline that we continue to see in 2023. (PR Newswire)

How PFAs Were Cleverly Rebranded as “Forever Chemicals” PFAs have been around for decades, but it’s only been in recent years that consumers have paid attention. The reason is all in the language we use to describe them. (Fast Company)

Eye-Popping Australian Gen Alpha Bath and Bod Brand Allkinds Launches in the US. American fans of the cheery tween and teen brand can now purchase its clean bath and body products with ease through a U.S. e-commerce site — its first outside of Australia. (Beauty Independent)

As TikTok Becomes a Search Engine, Big Ticket Retailers, Including Car Dealerships, Reap the Benefits. As people are now turning to TikTok to discover and evaluate products, car dealerships and other brands selling big-ticket items are finding success on the app (Digiday).

Acne & Aging: J&J Exploring Skin Health Markers Via Sequential Skin Research Tie-Up. The two companies aim to investigate further how molecular changes on the skin may translate to skin and human health, with the ultimate goal of finding new ways of both testing and treating the skin microbiome. (Cosmetic Design Europe)