Matrix: Sugar Shine System

This is our first set of experiences involving the Biolage branch of Matrix.  This collection utilizes sugar as the benefits include three times the shine, brilliance, moisturization and and replenishment.  We like it.  The smell, the design of this collection and the end results?  Per-fect. 

The collection arrived in a lovely pink box, with a pink bow and pink tissue paper.  It was just almost a media kit, designed as a beautiful gift.  Just for Ginae Says! 

Matrix: Sugar Shine SystemReceived (Sugar Shine System):

  • (1) Conditioner SRP $18.00
  • (1) Shampoo SRP $17.00
  • (1) Polishing Hair Scrub SRP $20.00
  • (1) Cookie (Sugar, of course)


On the norm, your brown-tressed reviewer does not use conditioner as she simply does not need it.  However, we do use it for reviewing purposes.  The Biolage SugarShine conditioner moisturizes and nourishes.  It is silicone and paraben-free and therefore perfect for color-treated or non-color-treated hair.


The aroma is slightly sweet with tangible sugar crystals. It's just delightful.  There is also a slightly soapy clean aroma.

Polishing Hair Scrub

This is a before-shampooing treatment which immediately begins scrubbing away residuals and revitalizing via humectants.  It's a polish, which, leaves a 48-hour shine.  It has no heaviness.

Matrix can be purchased at select salons and online outlets.

About Matrix:

Matrix is the leading manufacturer of haircare products for the professional salon industry in North America. It manufactures and markets shampoo, haircolor, styling and hair care products sold exclusively through beauty salons. Its product line includes several popular brands, such as Biolage, SoColor, Opticurl and Amplify, which are distributed in 80,000 hair salons throughout the U.S.

In 1999, Matrix had sales of $342 million, with North America accounting for approximately 90 percent of its total sales. Its products are also distributed in Europe primarily in the U.K., Italy and Scandinavia, as well as Australia. Matrix currently employs approximately 1,000 people.

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