EB-21 (INCI Name: Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide) is an oil gelling agent, derived from L-Glutamic acid. EB-21 (as well as GP-1) are not polymeric, they are low molecular weight molecules that self-assemble and trap oils in their mesh network. Consequently, the skin feel of the formed gel is simply that of the oils employed.
GP-1 and EB-21 can be used to form innovative clear hard oil sticks and/or clear oil gels (lip stick, Sun care stick). It can also be used in Make-up sticks and to increase the stability of emulsion systems.
A premix of EB-21 and GP-1 in octyldodecanol is sold as AJK-OD2046.