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

Results may vary from person to person.

Cutar Emulsion is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 47.
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 Great deal My father has had psoriasis for more than 60 years. Several years ago, the product he used most for his skin was no longer manufactured. A doctor recommended Cutar. We live in a small town and it was only available in the small bottle, and the price was ridiculously high. So he asked me to search for it on the Internet. He is so glad I found Summers lab. The cost of the large bottle is practical, shipping is fast, and we haven't had any problems. Cutar is the only product that actually makes his winters bearable. In the past, his skin would split and bleed in the cold. Also the former product would stain the bathtub and his skin, and the smell was strong. Cutar is non staining, and the house doesn't smell like a road is being paved through it when he bathes.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth trying So happy my dermatologist gave me a sample of this to try. I've had psoriasis for years and could not find anything that made a substantial difference. Was using over the counter moisturizing lotions just to mitigate the itching and flaking. Upon using Cutar for a couple of weeks, definitely noticed a difference. Took a couple of months and a few of the more recent psoriasis patches completely cleared up (100%), most other patches cleared to 70-80% (to the point people don't notice them), and a couple have only slightly shrank but its much more comfortable (maybe because they don't get exposed to sunlight. Product is easy to use and does not stain clothing as long as you rub it in. Good Luck!
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cutar is a great product I have been using Cutar emulsion for many years now and am totally satisfied by my results. I had problems with my hands splitting/cracking which was very painful and body itches that could not be resolved. After seeing several dermatologists and allergists resulting in no resolution, I saw this product in a doctors office & decided to try it. Well, I no longer have painfully cracked hands or itches. When necessary, I put Cutar in my bath water and soak or make a mixture in a bowl and just soak my hands. It is amazing the results I get after two uses in one week. I do not plan to be without this product.
Date published: 2016-02-18
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 After over 30 years, a product that really works! I have dealt with moderate psoriasis since 1984. I've had light therapy, tried various medications, super expensive topical steroids, but none of it ever really worked. My dermatologist suggested Cutar and gave me some samples and I saw immediate results. I bought a gallon and after only a couple weeks the stubborn areas I had fought for so long were clear. I have maintained clear skin with minimal use. It is the easiest to use, most cost effective and successful product for me.
Date published: 2017-03-30
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 Worked well It created a softening of the skin (feet) that was incredible
Date published: 2016-03-11
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