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Polytar is a medicated scalp cleanser containing tar blend for the treatment of scaling scalp disorders including seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis and dandruff.

image Polytar

Polytar is based on the ingredient coal tar, which by reduces itching and acts as a mild antiseptic. It also acts as a keratolytic agent - that is, it breaks down keratin. Keratin is a protein that forms part of the skin structure and can cause thickening of the skin when in excess. Keratolytic agents, such as coal tar, therefore help to reduce the excessive hardening, thickening and scaling of the skin.

All products in the Polytar range contain coal tar.
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  • Polytar Liquid 150ml

    Polytar Liquid 150ml

    A smaller-sized bottle of Polytar, for trial or occasional use.

    (incl VAT)
  • Polytar Liquid 250ml

    Polytar Liquid 250ml

    This is the standard Polytar medicated shampoo, for the treatment of scalp conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis. Its active ingredient is coal tar, which inhibits the growth of excess skin which causes psoriasis and other skin disorders.

    (incl VAT)
    Sorry, this product has been discountinued.
  • Polytar Plus 500ml

    Polytar Plus 500ml

    Polytar Plus has the same active ingredient as standard Polytar, and also contains a hair conditioner.

    (incl VAT)
    Sorry, this product has been discountinued.