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Cutar Emulsion

From $21.70
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For treatment of Psoriasis

Steroid-free alternative to provide relief for some of the following symptoms related to psoriasis:

  • Treats skin redness and scaling
  • Provides psoriasis itching relief
  • Mends painful cracked skin on fingers
  • Soothes psoriasis related inflammation
Cultar Emulsion can be used as a medicated lotion or mixed with water for therapeutic soaks and as a helpful medicated bath solution. More


Why use Cutar Emulsion?

(Or any coal tar for that matter!)

If you have been to a doctor for your psoriasis and wondered how to stop a psoriasis related itch, redness, or inflammation, you were probably prescribed a topical corticosteroid. Steroids are anti-inflammatory drugs used to help control psoriasis. Basically, the goals of using a medicated lotion with psoriasis coal tar extract properties like Cutar Emulsion and topical steroids are the same: to control itching, and to help with psoriasis scale removal, 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 medicated emulsion. Dermatologists often recommend this emulsion in addition to steroids to help control the following steroid side effects:

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.

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.

Skin Atrophy – thinning of the skin. Using topical steroids, especially more potent ones, for prolonged periods, may cause skin atrophy. The skin becomes very thin and more susceptible to damage. A good psoriasis lotion like 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 psoriasis lotion or as a bath oil for therapeutic soaks.


Apply to affected areas one to four times daily or as directed by a doctor.

As a medicated lotion:

Gently rub a small amount of cutar lotion onto affected areas. Blot off excess with a tissue to help prevent staining of clothing or linens.

In the bath:

Pour a liberal quantity (6 to 10 capfuls) into the tub, making sure Cutar is well mixed. Soak for 10 to 20 minutes, or as directed by your doctor. After treatment, pat skin dry. GUARD AGAINST SLIPPING.

As a hand or foot soak:

Add 2 to 5 capfuls to a sink or basin. Mix well and soak for 5 to 10 minutes or as directed by your doctor.

Cutar Emulsion Ingredients

Active Ingredient:

7.5% L.C.D. (equiv. To 1.5% Coal Tar).

Inactive Ingredients:

Water, Liquid Petrolatum, Extract Of Lanolin Alcohols, Mineral Wax, Beeswax, Acetylated Lanolin, Isopropyl Myristate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Tetraborate, Imidurea, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance.


Based on 72 reviews
  1. Happy Customer

    I first discovered the Cutar Emulsion (Psoriasis Lotion) about 15 years ago. It was very affordable and was very effective in clearing up those terrible red patches. Those of you who have psoriasis, know exactly what I mean!
    When I misplaced the bottle of Cutar Emulsion lotion I had, I resumed using the very expensive lotions and creams that were prescribed by my dermatologist. One or more of my prescriptions, which I won’t name to protect the innocent, was priced at $800 per tube! That is absolutely ridiculous! It should be considered a crime!
    Fast forward to a couple of months ago. My son was looking through some boxes in our garage, and actually found the bottle I had misplaced years before, and was about to discard it. Surprisingly, there was some lotion left in the bottle. I immediately began using the Cutar lotion, applying it to one stubborn spot on my leg. I am being totally serious, within two weeks of use, that spot was clearing up nicely. My smooth skin is back.
    I’m sorry if my review is a bit lengthy, but I wanted to paint a clear picture. This Cutar Emulsion lotion is a blessing. It is affordable and works like a charm. A lot of people with psoriasis absolutely cannot afford the outrageous prices of some of the creams and lotions that are prescribed.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this review, and please at least give the product a try. You will be amazed!

  2. Chaz1175

    Great product, always shipped fast in a timely manner

  3. jfeff

    And the customer service department is very responsive!

  4. Nance

    It works. Fabulous product! Use regularly. Just amazing!

  5. Clear Now

    I use almost every morning
    What a difference it has made

  6. Fred1227

    Corrected my problem with no side effects and gave me relief.

  7. B Rad

    The best bang for the buck. Great product, fast shipping, thanks

  8. Shan

    I have been using this product on and off for the last two years.

  9. Bonnie

    As far as I can tell, I have had zero benefits from this product.

  10. A cutar solution user

    It was a very helpful product, good recommendation from my dermatologist.


After applying Cutar as a medicated 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.