what to look for in good skin care

Even though i am a working makeup artist and have been for the past 13 years. skin care will always be my first love. 
this part of my routine is so important to me that i have a intense morning and night time routine. i have done some videos on youtube about them in the past. 

so what is that i look for when buying products?
well after much research there are 5 ingredients that i look for. 

1) Alpha lipoic acid 
Alpha lipoic acid is one of the most powerful anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatories available.it is both fat- and water-soluble. easily absorbed through the lipid layers of the skin and works equally well as a free-radical fighter in the cell plasma membrane and in the watery interiors of the cell.
Further, it is 400 times stronger than vitamins E and C combined (both of which are renowned for their antioxidant properties). 
has great benefit when applied in a topical lotion. When put in an eye lotion, it will greatly decrease under eye circles and puffiness.reduce swelling and puffiness in the face. Its anti-inflammatory effects reduce redness and blotchiness, resulting in an evening out of skin tone, often making foundation unnecessary. will shrink pore size and impart a healthy radiance to the skin.excellent at decreasing the appearance of lines and wrinkles; its capacity to regulate production of nitric oxide, which controls blood flow to the skin, transforms the complexion from dull, pasty and pale to vibrant and glowing.

2) Neuropeptides
Incorporating neuropeptides dramatically improves the appearance of skin's resilience, tone and texture, while decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It combats the appearance of crepiness by re-energizing and hydrating the skin, while increasing firmness. It is safe for damaged, mature or fragile skin.

3) Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the last essential ingredient for healthy skin. With antioxidants, the more variety the better!They work in a group like the old military formations to tackle the free radicals attacking the skin. Look for names like rosemary, red tea, coenzyme Q10, Lycopene, green tea, pomegranate, and parsley.
4) Vitamin C 
Vitamin C in this form helps with pigmentation, is essential to collagen production and acts as a natural sunscreen.It also helps strengthen those little red blood capillaries that start appearing on the cheeks and nose with time, so that they are less visible. The major benefit of vitamin C is its powerful antioxidant qualities which help fight the free radicals that cause inflammation and disease.
5) Vitamin A
It helps with collagen production and cellular turnover; it normalizes skin cells, helps pigmentation and is essential in treating acne.