Cutar Emulsion


Steroid-free alternative to help stop itching, redness and scaling. 7.5% LCD (coal tar solution). Can be used as a medicated lotion or mixed with water for therapeutic soaks. Economical gallon size – save $334 over the same amount in 6 oz. bottles!


Product Description

Why use Cutar? (Or any coal tar for that matter!)

If you have been to a doctor for your psoriasis, you were probably prescribed a topical corticosteroid. Steroids are anti-inflammatory drugs used to help control psoriasis. Basically the goals of using a coal tar product like Cutar and topical steroids are the same: to control itching, scaling, inflammation and redness. Tar generally takes longer to work than topical steroids and has a characteristic odor. However steroids can have undesirable side effects that are causing more patients and their doctors to take another look at Cutar. Dermatologists often recommend Cutar in addition to steroids to help control the following steroid side effects:

  1. Steroid Rebound – sometimes when patients stop using topical steroids, their psoriasis returns quickly and often worse than the original outbreak. Cutar will generally keep skin clearer for a longer period of time after you stop treatment. However it generally takes longer for Cutar to begin showing results.
  2. Tachyphylaxis – Your medication stops working. Often patients will have success with a certain topical steroid, only to have it become less and less effective over time. Patients who get relief from tar, generally stay better for longer periods of time, during and after their course of treatment with tar.
  3. Skin Atrophy – thinning of the skin. Using topical steroids, especially more potent ones, for prolonged periods, may cause skin atrophy where the skin becomes very thin and more susceptible to damage. Cutar will not atrophy the skin.

To avoid or decrease the likelihood of side effects, many dermatologists recommend the use of coal tar either alone, or in combination with steroids to get the benefits of both products. Some patients can control psoriasis outbreaks rapidly with steroids, and then maintain clearing with coal tar over the long term, avoiding steroid side effects. Cutar can be used either as a medicated lotion or as bath oil for therapeutic soaks.

SPECIAL TIP: After applying Cutar as a lotion, wait approximately 60 seconds for it to be absorbed. Then cover Cutar with Cutemol Emollient Cream. This combination delivers both tar and very effective moisturizing action many patients have found to be an extremely effective, but very safe, approach for controlling their psoriasis. Important : If your dermatologist has given you specific instructions for the use of Cutar, follow your dermatologist’s directions first!

Additional Information


6 oz., 1 gallon

Cutar Emulsion is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I used to get a tar based product from my pharmacy that required a prescription. My psoriasis had returned due to an injury on my hand from a motorcycle accident. Within a month, it was completely gone! I was truly amazed. I purchased the liquid and the shampoo, as I still have psoriasis on my scalp.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great Cutar is the best emulsion that I have ever used on my skin for psoriasis. It is very soothing and much better than the cortisones that I have used for years. No staining of skin or clothes or sheets. It is a great product
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real Thing I have been very pleased with my order of Cutar from Summers Lab. The rich, yellow color is an assurance that you are getting the pure product.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Psoriasis on feet. I have severe psoriasis on the bottoms and sides of both feet. My dermatologist recommended soaking for 10 to 15 minutes per day using this Cutar with 5 or 6 capfuls of the emulsion in about 1 inch of water in a small tub. Gradually my feet have improved quite significantly, to where I may be able to skip a daily soak for only every other day or so.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Not only that it works, your service is great!! Thank you for shipping to the Hawaiian islands!
Date published: 2016-01-15
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