In China, the cosmetic ingredients are regulated by National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) on the basis of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC, current version 2015). The IECIC has listed all ingredients allowed to be used in cosmetics put on Chinese market. In addition to IECIC, if the ingredient has been approved for the special-use, such as hair dyes, colorants, and UV filters, it can also regarded as allowable ingredient in China. The related information can be found in the Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (current version 2015).
Otherwise, the ingredient is defined as new ingredient. Any new cosmetic ingredient should get the approval of NMPA prior to the first use in cosmetic products for commercial purpose.
Therefore if there is any new ingredient in your product, you have to apply for ingredient approval before product registration.