I've never used the actual "Matrix" version, but I love the GVP version (except the scent). These are the ingredients on the back of my bottle:

Water, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Golden Seal Extract, Bladderwack Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate

I think GVP continues to manufacture a lot of formulations that the original brand names discontinued. In most cases, Sally Beauty Holdings owns both the original brand and the GVP brand so they can continue to profit from the formulas when the salon brands update their product lines. (I don't think Paul Mitchell Super Clean Gel is still around, but GVP still makes it...)
3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
CG since August 2011/Occasionally Modified since 2013
Favorites: Ovation Moisture Therapy Shampoo, Ovation Cell Therapy Hair & Scalp Treatment, Ovation Moisturizing Conditioner, Ovation Styling Spray,
Wen SixThirteen, KC Come Clean, KCKT,
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