LOYON®
award-winning solution
to cradle cap and psoriasis
now available at boots

What is LOYON®?

LOYON®
the unique combination with the innovative method of action

LOYON® is a unique, patented combination of the dry emollient Cetiol® CC and the medical silicone oil Dimeticon. The compound composed of both substances gives LOYON® a low surface tension as well as high creep and spreading properties. The liquid is therefore very easily applied and allows a gentle yet effective lifting of scales. LOYON® is a certified Class IIa medical device with purely physical method of action. It is applied externally onto dry skin and doesn’t burn, stick or smell. The new keratolytic agent is therefore especially easy to apply. It removes scales especially gently, e.g. for use in the treatment of psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, and is also suitable for use during pregnancy, for babies or elderly patients. Click here to download paper "Effect of Olive and Sunflower Seed Oil on the Adult Skin Barrier: Implications for Neonatal Skin Care"

How is LOYON® applied?
  • Apply LOYON® onto dry skin and gently massage in.
  • Leave on for 3 hours or longer, e.g. overnight, to take effect.
  • wash off with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat application as required.

Easy and quick application

LOYON® is spread directly onto dry skin and lightly massaged in. The liquid consistency of LOYON® makes it easy to spread it on the dry skin, even on very rough scaly areas of the skin. The keratolytic agent is pleasant to apply: it doesn’t sting or stick, is free from odour and colour and leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin.

Different application devices for an individual application

With the aid of two application devices LOYON® can be applied very individually. Depending on the part of the body where Loyon is being applied, the pipette or the spray nozzle can be used. Both can be easily screwed on to the bottle. With the help of the pipette and thanks to the liquid consistency of LOYON® it can be easily applied to hairy areas of the body or onto the scalp. The pipette is also very suited for applying LOYON® specifically to confined or smaller areas of scaly skin. The spray nozzle on the other hand is especially suited for the fast and efficient coverage of larger skin areas.

Simply leave on overnight

Keep in mind that LOYON® is very efficient and start off using only a small amount. The liquid absorbs quickly and after a few minutes, no residues are noticeable. LOYON® should be left on for around three hours. It can also remain on the skin overnight. Afterwards it can be washed off with a mild shampoo or a wash lotion.

Suitable for pregnant women, infants and elderly patients

LOYON® can be applied as often as desired. Even application on large areas of the skin or repeated use, e.g. when scales appear anew during a psoriasis flare-up, is not a problem. LOYON® can also be used by pregnant women, infants with cradle cap or elderly patients with liver or kidney damage. An improvement should be noticed after one week’s daily treatment.

Who is LOYON® for?

Patients with scaly skin disorders
Flaky scales are the most common disorder of the skin. Scales that consist of keratinocytes or horn cells, come lose and fall away during the regeneration cycle of the skin. In skin disorders associated with inflammatory reactions, an increased number of horn cells is generated and consequently accumulates, forming scales. These scales pose an aesthetic problem for patients and may also cause stigmatisation, which is a psychological burden. Furthermore, the scaly patches make it more difficult for active agents to penetrate the skin and should therefore be removed as part of topical treatment. LOYON® allows a gentle, purely physical removal of scales and crusts of the skin in scaly skin disorders such as psoriasis or cradle cap. The gentle lifting of scales avoids bleeding which can occur as a result of mechanical removal (e.g. scratching).
For psoriasis patients
LOYON® can be used in psoriasis for the gentle removal of scales. Scale removal makes it easier to apply subsequent topical therapies or is even required to makes these possible, as active agents applied to the skin are better absorbed following scale removal. UV-rays also penetrate thick plaques only to a limited extent, hence keratolysis is very frequently carried out prior to phototherapy. Removal of psoriasis scales also removes active inflammatory mediators, which are bound in the scaly skin layer and further contribute to the inflammatory reaction. Removal of the scaly skin has an important psychological effect and lessens the mental burden. LOYON® can be used in conjunction with systemic psoriasis therapy, especially when plaques remain on the skin despite internal therapy.
For babies with cradle cap
Cradle cap is a skin condition which affects around 10% of babies and usually appears within the first three months of the infant’s life. Scales and crusts which are yellow to red are formed on the scalp and may spread to the nape of the neck or even the face. The crusts resemble burnt milk; this is where the term milk scurf comes from. As a general rule, cradle cap is harmless. Treatment is advisable especially when the liquid underneath the scales accumulates, causing severe itching, often combined with an unpleasant smell. Treatment prevents scratching and therefore injury to the skin and resulting infection. LOYON® is suitable for lifting the crusts by massaging it gently into the baby’s or toddler‘s scalp in the evening. On the following day, LOYON® can be washed off with a mild shampoo.

Patients with scaly skin disorders

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Flaky scales are the most common disorder of the skin. Scales that consist of keratinocytes or horn cells, come lose and fall away during the regeneration cycle of the skin. In skin disorders associated with inflammatory reactions, an increased number of horn cells is generated and consequently accumulates, forming scales. These scales pose an aesthetic problem for patients and may also cause stigmatisation, which is a psychological burden. Furthermore, the scaly patches make it more difficult for active agents to penetrate the skin and should therefore be removed as part of topical treatment. LOYON® allows a gentle, purely physical removal of scales and crusts of the skin in scaly skin disorders such as psoriasis or cradle cap. The gentle lifting of scales avoids bleeding which can occur as a result of mechanical removal (e.g. scratching).

For psoriasis patients

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LOYON® can be used in psoriasis for the gentle removal of scales. Scale removal makes it easier to apply subsequent topical therapies or is even required to makes these possible, as active agents applied to the skin are better absorbed following scale removal. UV-rays also penetrate thick plaques only to a limited extent, hence keratolysis is very frequently carried out prior to phototherapy. Removal of psoriasis scales also removes active inflammatory mediators, which are bound in the scaly skin layer and further contribute to the inflammatory reaction. Removal of the scaly skin has an important psychological effect and lessens the mental burden. LOYON® can be used in conjunction with systemic psoriasis therapy, especially when plaques remain on the skin despite internal therapy.

For babies with cradle cap

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Cradle cap is a skin condition which affects around 10% of babies and usually appears within the first three months of the infant’s life. Scales and crusts which are yellow to red are formed on the scalp and may spread to the nape of the neck or even the face. The crusts resemble burnt milk; this is where the term milk scurf comes from. As a general rule, cradle cap is harmless. Treatment is advisable especially when the liquid underneath the scales accumulates, causing severe itching, often combined with an unpleasant smell. Treatment prevents scratching and therefore injury to the skin and resulting infection. LOYON® is suitable for lifting the crusts by massaging it gently into the baby’s or toddler‘s scalp in the evening. On the following day, LOYON® can be washed off with a mild shampoo.

How does LOYON® work?

The purely physical method of action of LOYON®

LOYON® is easily spread on the skin

LOYON® is applied onto the scaly skin and is very easy to spread, due to its low surface tension. This also makes LOYON® very economical.

LOYON® flows underneath the scales

Because of its special creep and spreading properties, LOYON® flows underneath the scales and crusts and disperses between the horn cells (corneocytes).

LOYON® loosens the scales

The intercellular cohesion between the horn cells is decreased and the still attached corneocytes peel away.

LOYON® is gentle on the skin

The underlying skin area is freed from scales. Pinpoint bleeding, which would otherwise provide a portal of entry for germs, is avoided through the gentle, purely physical removal of the scales. This avoids additional inflammatory reactions.

Product information
LOYON® is used for the gentle physical removal of scales and crusts of the skin, e.g. in psoriasis or cradle cap / atopic dermatitis.
Ingredients: Cetiol® CC, Dimeticone. For external use. Pack sizes available are 15ml and 50ml solution. Certified medical device, non-prescription medicine. For further information please read the package leaflet
Manufacturer: G. Pohl-Boskamp GmbH & Co.
UK distribution: Purple Orchid Pharma Ltd

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LOYON®, the new keratolytic agent for scaly skin disorders

  • For the gentle lifting of scales and crusts in scaly skin disorders.
  • Unique patented combination of Cetiol® CC and Dimeticon.
  • Innovative, purely physical method of action.
  • Does not sting or stick and is odour-free.
  • Free from preservatives, colourants and fragrance
  • Suitable for all patients including pregnant women, babies and elderly patients.

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