The aromatic bean is in more butters, gels, scents, and soufflés than ever.

December 03, 2013
Photo: Randy Mayor

Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla ($58) Essential oils and botanical extracts lend a natural touch to this scent with notes of freesia, patchouli, and vanilla orchid.

Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème ($36) A creamy combo of gloss and lipstick with moisture from vanilla extract. Available in 14 shiny shades.

Nivea Lip Butter ($4) Shea butter and almond oil keep lips protected, and the macadamia and vanilla flavor tastes like dessert.

Softsoap Body Butter Hydrating Wash in Heavenly Vanilla ($3.50) Lather up with this ultrarich moisturizing body cleanser that is hydrating enough to pull double duty as a shaving cream.

Marc Jacobs Love Marc Lip Gel  ($30) The lauded clothing designer recently rolled out a line of cosmetics. The vanilla-scented lipstick is available in 16 highly pigmented shades just as on-trend as their creator.

Carol's Daughter Lavender and Vanilla Shea Soufflé ($20) Cocoa and shea butters, along with coconut and grapeseed oils, soften even the driest winter skin. The soufflé-like texture means that it absorbs quickly.

Lather Vanilla Bean and Shea Soap ($8) This 100% natural soap uses an olive oil base, rosemary extract as a preservative, and organic vanilla bean powder to exfoliate dry skin.