In short, glycerides (also called acylglycerols) appear spontaneously in nature and are made up of a glycerol molecule linked to one or a few different fatty acids; three in the case of triglycerides. Part of the lipid family, they are essential for life, but can also be used for their versatile properties in many industries. In cosmetics, they are often used as a solvent, thickener or emulsifier, while making the skin smooth and supple.
Lush purchase this compound from a company that creates effective molecules in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. To make C10-18 triglycerides, they use by-products of olive oil extraction that they collect from Italian producers - inedible olive fractions that would ordinarily go to waste.